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Friday, September 11, 2009

Iftar Party - Dahi Bade PART 1

As most of you are aware of the fact that this is the month of Ramadan – the month of Quran; as well as the month of delicious foods, family & friends gathering, and also a month of blessings and lots of prayers. Last weekend I held an iftar party for girls only at my place. What a day, I must say!! I ended up inviting 45 girls and 32 showed up. There was a lot of chit-chatting, catching up with our busy schedule and a lot of giggles and laughter – and there was some great food, as well. And did I mention that I spent the whole day in the kitchen as well. Our menu was fantastic and had all the girly items as well. For iftar, obviously some dates and fruits – banana and apples; after short iftar we all did our prayers and had a log iftar afterwards. The long iftar menu was Dahi bade, Bhel, Fruit Salad (or custard), and yummy-scrummy chicken-cheese sandwich. For dinner, we served Chinese noodles and Chinese Fried Rice. Wow – my stomach is growling again – help!!! I am fasting!!!!
At this point I want to go ahead and thank two beautiful women in the house who helped accomplished my goal – mom & sister-in-law – Thanks so much for all your help!!!

Dahi Bade

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Food Type: Tea time snack, guest serving, Iftar item
Cuisine Type: Indian & Pakistani

1. One cup udad dal – soaked in water overnight.
2. Salt to taste
3. Oil for frying
4. One bowl of water
5. One and a half cup Sweetened yogurt
6. Date & imli chutney per taste
7. One tbsp coriander – finely chopped.
8. ¼ tsp red chilie powder

1. Drain out all the water from the soaked udad dal and grind it to make a fine paste, add salt per taste.
2. Deep fry the paste in a form of vadas (small round cookies shape)
3. As you take them out of the oil, put them in a bowl of water until completely soaked.
4. Press the vadas between your hands to squeeze out all the extra water and keep it aside in a serving bowl.
5. Repeat the same process for all vadas that you make.
6. Pour sweetened yogurt on top of the vadas.
7. Pour date & imli chutney on top of yogurt.
8. Sprinkle chopped coriander
9. Sprinkle some powdered red chilies for taste and decoration.
10. Serve cold.

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These recipes look good. I will try your shami kabob recipes. Thx

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