Dahi Bara and Aloo Dum. A famous street food of Odisha.And I am sure every Odiya who have been staying away from their home must be craving for this. You would find vendors with big handis(vessels) hanging on both the sides of bicycles selling these on the streets. If you have ever been to Cuttack or Bhubaneswar you would have had the best Dahi baras there.
Dahi vada is very common in different parts of India, so as aloo dum. But this combination is something you would find only in Odisha. The vadas are comparatively smaller in size and the curd base is also a little bit on the thinner side. One more thing that brings all the elements together is roasted cumin and dry red chilli powder dusted on top. If ever you are going to try this don’t miss the roasted cumin and dry red chilli powder at any cost. I am sure you just can’t stop yourself with a single serving.
Now that we have holi around the corner, it would be the best thing you can prepare. You can prepare this a day ahead and chill in the refrigerator. And 30 minutes before serving remove the Vadas outside. While serving heat Aloo dum and serve on vadas.
Here are few more make ahead recipes for holi, which will allow you to enjoy the festival rather than spending hours in kitchen
I am also linking up this recipe to my blogger friend Sonal’s holi recipe round up on her blog simplyvegetarian777. Do visit her blog for some more interesting collection of recipes for holi.