Baked thayir vada (Baked vada in yogurt sauce)

I have posted Urad Dhal vada (medu vada)  and Thayir vada earlier. I remember seeing microwave version sometime ago on Sun TV. I wanted to give it a try. So when I made original Thayir vada I kept the dough in the fridge to try out baked one. To my surprise I couldn't find any difference between baked and fried one.. It is extremely good and tasty.

For Vada
1 cup of urad dhal
1 teaspoon Raw rice
2 -3 nos. of green chillies
1 Inch Ginger
1 tablespoon thuar Dhal
1 teaspoon black pepper
A sprig of curry leaves (Chopped finely)
1 Tablespoon finely chopped Coriander leaves
1 onion (optional. Due to my first son I didn't put)
Salt per taste
Oil - 1 teaspoon to grease muffin tray
For Yogurt Sauce / Thayir
Yogurt - 3 Cups
Green Chillies - 5-7 ( I have used 6. Chopped finely)
Cashew nuts - 10 (soak it in water for 30 mins)
Grated Coconut - 3 tablespoon
For Garnishing
1/2 tablespoon coriander leaves
1 tablespoon grated carrot
1/4 teaspoon of red chilli powder


Making yogurt sauce:

Grind the Cashew nuts, green chillies, grated coconut with  2 tablespoon of yogurt. Add rest of the yogurt and salt and whip the yogurt. Keep it aside

Making Vada

Wash and Soak urad dhal, Raw rice and Thuar Dhal together for an hour.
Grind the Green Chillies and Ginger first
Drain off the water and grind soaked ingredients to a smooth paste by sprinkling little water.
Chop the onions finely (if using). Coarsely powder Black Pepper
Add the chopped ingredients, Black Pepper powder along with salt  to the batter. Mix it well.

Pre Heat the over at 180 degree.
Grease the muffin tray with oil. Take a lemon size ball dough and place it on muffin tray.
Bake it in microwave for 17-20 mins till it is cooked or when you insert a stick it should come out clean.
Let it cool down. Now it is ready to be soaked in Thaiyr or yogurt

Making Thayir vada

Arrange baked vada in a bowl / plate. Pour Yogurt sauce on vadas make sure vada is fully dipped in yogurt.
Sprinkle coriander and carrot around it. 
Allow it to get it soaked for 30 mins.
Serve either chilled or at room temparature