Dahi vada Recipe | Dahi Bhalla

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Dahi vada Recipe | Dahi Bhalla

  • Dahi Vada Recipe

Dahi Vada / Dahi Bhalla is the yummiest and most liked snack in India. Dahi Bhalla dumplings made from split Black Gram (urad dal) and fried, soaked and then topped with a spicy savoury Yoghurt and Chutney.


  • 2 cup Curd
  • 1 cup (250g) Split Black Gram (Urad Dal)
  • 3 tbsp Powder Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Soda
  • 2 pinch Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 8 – 10 Curry Leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for Deep fry

For serving:


  • Soak split Black Gram in water for about 6 – 8 hours.
  • Grind in Mixture grinder and make a thick batter. Add very little water while grinding.
  • Beat the batter for 8 – 10 minutes if using hand or spoon. If using a Hand blender, beat for just 1 – 2 minutes. This will make the batter more light & fluffy.
  • Add Salt and Soda, mix well.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium flame. Take medium size portion of batter using hand or spoon and gently drop in oil.
  • Deep fry till they turn golden brown in colour.
  • In a bowl take slightly warm water and add Salt.
  • Add fried Vadas in water and soak them for 10 minutes.
  • To make Dahi for Dahi Vada, add Sugar and salt in Curd and whisk until smooth.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a Tadka pan, add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Curry Leaved and Asafoetida (Hing).
  • Mix well and pour Tadka over Curd and mix well.
  • Take each Vada from water, flatten and press between your palms to remove excess water, repeat the process with remaining Vadas.
  • For serving – Place Vadas in serving plate, pour Curd over it until fully covered.
  • Add some Green Chutney and Sweet Tamarind Chutney.
  • Sprinkle Roasted Cumin seeds powder and Red Chilli Powder and serve immediately or refrigerate and serve later.

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