Dahi Wada Aloo Dum

Dahi Wada Aloo Dum is a Street Food from Orissa . The dish is a combination of Dahi Wada, Aloo Dum and Ghughni.

 

I had never heard of Dahi Wada Aloo Dum , it was my niece Juhi who had this at a friends place and asked me to make . I checked on google and got couple of recipes , but I always prefer the tried and tested recipes so asked Juhi’s friend . Her mom was kind to explain me in detail , though she did not have any specific measurements .

 

The recipe is elaborate and requires a combination of three dishes along with accompaniments . The first dish is Dahi Wada . Dahi wadas are fried lentil dumplings which are soaked in water and then the water is squeezed, only to dunk them in freshly whipped chilled yogurt .
The second dish is Aaloo Dum. Baby potatoes are simmered in a nice spicy gravy made of onions and tomatoes .
The last dish is Ghughni . These are white peas which are soaked and the cooked , these are then tempered with spices . You have to have some gravy too, but no onions and tomatoes are used .

 

Once all three dishes are ready , we need to assemble and add toppings and spices . The spice powder is made with cumin and chilly and these two impart a unique flavor after being ground together .  The toppings add the crunch and when you eat this dish you get a medley of flavours which is known to you , yet is new . So go ahead and Explore the Flavors of Orrisa by trying this unique street food Dahi Wada Aloo Dum .

 

Here are some popular dishes from this state

 D - Dahi Wada Aloo Dum

D – Dahi Wada Aloo Dum

Ingredients

Dahi Wada
Aloo Dum
Ghughni

Dahi Wada

Garnish
1/8 tsp mustard seeds
Few curry leaves

Ghughni

1/2 cup white peas
1/2 cup green peas
Salt to taste

Tempering of Ghughni

1/4 tsp mustard seeds
Pinch asafoetida
2-3 whole red chilly
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
Pinch turmeric powder
1 tsp ginger green chilly paste

Aloo Dum

500 gms baby potatoes/ 4-5 large potatoes
2 big onions
5 large tomatoes
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 green chilly , pounded
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
Pinch asafoetida
2-3 whole red chilly
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp spice powder
Salt to taste

Spice powder

1 tbsp roasted cumin seeds
Few whole red chilly , roasted

Other ingredients

Onions , finely chopped
Coriander , finely chopped
Gram flour vermicelli ( sev)
Black salt
Roasted cumin powder

Dahi Wada Aloo Dum

Dahi Wada Aloo Dum

 

Method

Dahi Wada

Whisk the curd well .
Add a little water to adjust the consistency.
Add salt , black salt, roasted cumin powder and mix well .
Temper the curd with mustard seeds and curry leaves .
Add the prepared Dahi wadas.

Ghughni

Wash and soak both the peas for 4-6 hours.
Pressure cook these with salt and turmeric for 2 whistles or till boiled , do not over cook .
Heat 1 tsp of oil .
Add mustard seeds, let splutter .
Add asafoetida and immediately add the ginger garlic paste.
Add the dry spices and the boiled peas .
Let this boil for a few minutes and then simmer for 5 minutes.

Aloo Dum

Peel the potatoes and prick them lightly .
Boil the potatoes with salt and turmeric powder.
Once the potatoes are cooked drain the water and keep them aside.
Heat 2 tbsp oil.
Add mustard seeds , asafoetida and whole red chilly .
Add onions , ginger garlic paste and green chilly .
Sauté onions till light pink and add tomatoes .
Cook till mushy .
Add the dry spices and boiled potatoes .
Mix well and add water to make the gravy .
Make sure you do not make the gravy very runny , it should be on the thicker side .

Assembling the dish

Taking a flat serving bowl , place 2 Dahi wadas .
Sprinkle the spice powder, roasted cumin powder and red chilly powder .
Now pour a ladleful of ghughni on the side and sprinkle black salt .
Next spoon out a ladleful of Aloo Dum next to Dahi Wada and ghughni .
Sprinkle onions , gram flour vermicelli, coriander leaves and finally some spice mix .
Enjoy the mixed flavors .

Dahi Wada Aloo Dum

Here is what I have been posting under Explore the Flavors

A – Agre ka Bhalla

B – Bhungra Bateta

C – Chole Chawal

 

 

Print Recipe
D - Dahi Wada Aloo Dum
Dahi Wada Aloo Dum is a street food from Orissa. The dish has a combination of three dishes and the final dish prepared has a medley of flavors.
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Passive Time 6-8 hours
Servings
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Passive Time 6-8 hours
Servings
Instructions
Dahi Wada
  1. Whisk the curd well .
  2. Add a little water to adjust the consistency.
  3. Add salt , black salt, roasted cumin powder and mix well .
  4. Temper the curd with mustard seeds and curry leaves .
  5. Add the prepared Dahi wadas.
Ghughni
  1. Wash and soak both the peas for 4-6 hours.
  2. Pressure cook these with salt and turmeric for 2 whistles or till boiled , do not over cook .
  3. Heat 1 tsp of oil .
  4. Add mustard seeds, let splutter .
  5. Add asafoetida and immediately add the ginger garlic paste.
  6. Add the dry spices and the boiled peas .
  7. Let this boil for a few minutes and then simmer for 5 minutes.
Aloo Dum
  1. Peel the potatoes and prick them lightly .
  2. Boil the potatoes with salt and turmeric powder.
  3. Once the potatoes are cooked drain the water and keep them aside.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp oil.
  5. Add mustard seeds , asafoetida and whole red chilly .
  6. Add onions , ginger garlic paste and green chilly .
  7. Sauté onions till light pink and add tomatoes .
  8. Cook till mushy .
  9. Add the dry spices and boiled potatoes .
  10. Mix well and add water to make the gravy .
  11. Make sure you do not make the gravy very runny , it should be on the thicker side .
Assembling the dish
  1. Taking a flat serving bowl , place 2 Dahi wadas .
  2. Sprinkle the spice powder, roasted cumin powder and red chilly powder .
  3. Now pour a ladleful of ghughni on the side and sprinkle black salt .
  4. Next spoon out a ladleful of Aloo Dum next to Dahi Wada and ghughni .
  5. Sprinkle onions , gram flour vermicelli, coriander leaves and finally some spice mix .
  6. Enjoy the mixed flavors .
Recipe Notes

15 thoughts on “D – Dahi Wada Aloo Dum”

  1. Never heard of this street food from Orissa, so new to me. Dahi wada, aloo dum and Ghughni in one chaat recipe, it must be super delicious !!! Kudos to you for sharing this kind of unique street foods from every state.

  2. This has got to be one of the most elaborate chaat there is. But I’m sure every minute is worth the effort. I’m thinking for me would make the three dishes on 3 separate days and enjoy the final dish relaxed on the 3rd day 😉

  3. wow what a coincidence di I made this chaat too For D your dahi wada aloo dum ghugni looks lip smacking and addictive !! This is seriously an elaborate chaat .. You have so much patience to make 26 elaborate chaats !! Kudos to your efforts di!! Now I can go to my kitchen and have these watching your pics 😀

  4. No no, seriously omg, why i came to ur space this much earlier Vaishali. Omg i just cant stop myself drooling here. What a fabulous combination of flavors there. I cant imagine making this dish at home. U simply rock.

  5. 3 in 1 mazaaa… I recently tried the Bihari version of Ghugni and loved it. Love white peas and I am sure I will definitely love this. This is a perfect treat.

  6. Gosh such an elaborate dish but I am sure its worth all the efforts!..I think this basically came about when they leftovers to tackle right? It surely looks that way to me for that recipe calling for so many components….your setup looks amazing Vaishali and kudos on getting this dish done! Enjoyed and bookmarked for sure!

  7. That is such a new dish for me and I am amazed at the layers and layers of flavors you have going in there. I have tastes each and every dish by itself and I am very eager to see how they would all work together.

  8. A few months back I got to taste dahi bara aloo dum from an Oriya friend and that’s how I learned about this dish. I even asked her recipe to try this BM but somehow could not do it. Your dish and presentation both looks amazing.

  9. Wow that’s an elaborate chaat vaishali! Looks superb, ghugni and Dahi Vada themselves are great and to top it with some aloo dum, oh my it must be great flavors in one bite!!!
    Love that plate with all the ingredients assembled ready for the chaat!

  10. Never heard of this but it certainly sounds interesting. 3 different dishes all rolled into one. Its delicious and tempting. Enjoying your different street food dishes.

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