Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bread Dahi Bhalla and A Very Happy & Joyous Diwali !!!

The new bloggers interface is so dandy and impressive and many friends have commented on how good it looks,but there are also many who are having trouble finding the followers tab :( Come to think of it-I have still  not figured it out myself,so to cut a long story short I will switch back to the earlier interface.

My Indian blogger friends are posting sweets and desserts which is the norm around this time of the year,with Diwali just two days  from now. I have enjoyed and drooled over all the yummy treats and honestly there is never enough of sweets,we are all mostly born with a sweet tooth,or it could be the serotonin a chemical in the brain which induces a happy and content state. Eating sugar increases the absorption of tryptophan which is used by our body to make serotonin. Whatever the reason- Sweets  have the power to uplift the grumpiest of moods too :)!!!

That said,let us not forget the  response of, "no I cannot have any more" when someone offers us more of  sweets on those Diwali days when all that  we have done is  sleep,walk and talk sweets. I have always felt like having something savory after all those sweets. This Bread Dhai Bhalla is so light on the stomach and instantly satiates your desire for something,"chatpata"  It is also very simple to make and as you will see there is no frying and no oil used to make this excellent savory dish. So it is a healthier version of the regular dahi bhalla fair,without compromising the chatpata quotient.

My sisters daughter in law made this for breakfast along with kutchi Dhabheli,and they just flew away  from the table in no time,but more kept coming till we were all ready to explode and could eat no more.Mmm...mmmm that was some good breakfast !!!!

This is what you will need to make this super tasty,melt in your mouth bread dahi bhalla :


White bread slices: 8 
Beaten curd: 2 cups
Sugar: 5-6 tsp 
Sounth: 4 tsp (tamarind & jaggery Chutney with garam masala)
Bhuna Jeera: 1 tsp
Chaat Masala: 1/4 tsp
Patla sev: 1/4 cup

Mint cilantro chutney

Take the bread slice and cut this in round shapes with a sharp object. I used a metal measuring cup 
You can make two rounds with one slice of bread,I have used a multigrain bread here, but these dahi bhallas taste best with white bread.

Arrange 8 circles on a plate which you will use to serve.

Mix the sugar with the curd and beat it well, till it is smooth and creamy. 

Now pour half the curd on these circles,when they are covered well in the curd. Take the remaining 8 circles and pile one on each circle that is covered in curd.

Now pour the remaining curd on these rounds. They should be covered well in the curd.

When you are  ready to serve,sprinkle some bhuna hua jeera(roasted & ground cumin) along with chaat masala and some red pepper. Now pour the sounth and sprinkle some patla sev. 

For those of you who like it spicy,you can choose to add the coriander & mint chutney. 

These measurements are approximate and altering them to your taste is perfectly alright & a matter of personal choice.

8 bread slices will yield 4 plates with two bread dahi bhallas on each plate. You can take more bread and increase the quantity for curd and other ingredients.

Enjoy this super quick sweet& savory bread Dahi Bhallas & wish I everyone a very Happy & joyous Diwali :)!!!!