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Monday, April 16, 2012

Dahi vada recipe | Dahi bhalla

    I have tasted South Indian version of this – Thayir vadai. But not this version. Wanted to try Dahi vada for long time, but you know, making both chutneys never coincide and sometimes even curd will be my concern.  But this time every thing clicked and I made, had this Dahi vada also known as Dahi Bhalla. Being a chat lover, sure enjoyed each and every bite! Sure the South Indian version and this one has lot of difference taste wise and look wise… Both are yumm and love both. I never like my curd to be tangy. I love it fresh and good. But many like it tangy. Its your choice of taste, what ever you like!

Dahi Vada/ Dahi bhalla recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Snack
Prep Time: 3 Hours (soaking time)    |  Cook time: 15 mins    Serves: 4


Urad dal/ulundhu (white,whole) - 1/2 cup

Curd - 1/2 cup – 3/4 cup

Milk - 3/4 cup

Green chutney  - 2 tsp

Sweet chutney  - 2 tbslp

Coriander leaves,chopped - 1 tblsp

Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp

Chat masala - 1/2 tsp

Salt - As needed

Ginger - 1 small piece

Green chilli - 1 - 2

Sev - For garnishing


  1. Soak urad dal for 3-4 hours,after washing in water. Grind it with ginger,green chilli using only very little water. Grind until smooth and fluffy. Mix with salt only at the time you are going to deep fry. Wet your hands and make small lemon sized balls.
  2. 1-shape
  3. Deep fry in hot oil in medium flame until golden colour in all sides. Flip in between for even cooking. Drain in paper towels.
  4. 2-fry
  5. Heat milk until its hot,no need to boil it, and then take it in a broad bowl, add little bit of salt and fried vadas to the milk and let it get soaked. say 20 minutes or so.Turn over carefully in between. Beat curd until smooth.
  6. 3-soak
  7. If you feel milk is more, drain it and mix required amount to the curd to make it runny(still thick) consistency and add the curd to the soaked vadas and mix well. Add required salt and let it set for 1/2 hour.
  8. 4-addcurd


  • I use milk because, I love my dahi vada  not to be so sour, if you want you can also do this in water. If using water, squeeze the excess water.
  • In case the vada batter is sticky or watery, add a tblsp of rice flour and try refrigerating the batter for an hour. 
  • Always cook vadas in medium flame to ensure cooking in the middle.
  • Add vadas to hot/warm milk or water to get soaked quickly. 
  • Sev garnishing is optional, you can also use boondi for garnish!
  • We also make mini balls like this same way and make raita with it.

At the time of serving, arrange in plate, sprinkle green chutney, red chutney, coriander leaves, red chilli powder, chaat masala and lastly sprinkle some sev if you want! And enjoy these sinfully delicious dahi bhallas/ vadas! I usually love more of Sweet chutney in this…


57 Stars(comments):

  1. nice clicks looks yummy...rajeshwari

  2. One of my favorite chaat,looks so tempting...awesome clicks.

  3. My hubby's fav, tempting pics. Beautiful.

  4. Wow very tempting click on dahi vada,Perfectly made...yum:)

  5. Want one bowl dear..So perfect and yummy.

  6. I've always wondered what the difference was between dahi bhalla and dahi vada except for the chutney it is accompanied with.Never mind,love them both:)).Have to try this-looks delicious!

  7. I like your presentation and wish I could grab that bowl. :)

  8. Just craving for it simply by looking at your post.Simply awesome dahi bhallas.


  9. I love both versions too... Wish I could get a plateful of that right now.

  10. Anonymous16/4/12 22:53

    Soaking in milk - that's a new one for me. I prefer the curd less sour too, will use that tip.

    Lovely pictures!

  11. hey Raks,
    Yummmmmm...one of my all time fav.chats! beautiful clicks...

  12. Looks so creamy and gorgeous. Lovely clicks... Yummy snack

  13. WOW!! Mouth watering. Love the creamy yogurt in vada.

  14. OMG that's awesome,superb,fantastic and wat else to describe about dahi vada.Its just yummy.From the clicks i feel that u've become like an professional photographer.

  15. Beautiful clicks and yummy recipe...

  16. yummy vadai..i love this

  17. OMG! you are making my mouth water instantly!...wow awesome pics..just wanna grab a bite!....very nice dear!

  18. It's been so long since I had this ,..looks yum,,

  19. Tempting and feel like grabbing it

  20. tempting pictures dear..yummy

  21. Yummylicious dahi vadas raks, the creaminess and the pics are so appealing.

  22. they look so tempting, nice click!

  23. wat a gorgeous treat..the flavors are just wonderful
    Tasty Appetite

  24. Very nicely done !! Nice presentation and perfect clicks !!

  25. the pics are very drool-worthy! amrith would gobble up that plate in one second!

  26. Wonderful presentation, same here, even I do not like pulicha thayir..

  27. Love this ....looks so yum

  28. My co sister makes thayir vada in this way.Sounds delicious with mouthwatering chutneys.

  29. Dahi bhalla is one of my favorite chaat..just love the taste..looks yumm

  30. wow.....
    looks very tempting raji :)
    2nd click looks awesome .

  31. Soaking in milk is new to me

  32. Dahi vada looks so gorgeous and yummy. Perfectly done, Dear.

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  33. wow....yummy dahi vada....superb

  34. hai dear...you have been tagged here : http://myhandicraftscollection.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/i-am-tagged-by-shobha.html

  35. lovely. this is my fav. you pic make my mouth watering.

  36. Triple super like, u r killing me with ur clicks Raji.

  37. I love this anytime..looks so creamy and yummy like the way I want...apdiye pass on the bowl :) Nice pics!!

  38. You have one of the best food sites on the Internet, Raks! I haven't tried many North Indian dishes but you make them look so easy to make with your step by step pictures and instructions.

  39. Yumm!! Love this in the summer heat!!

  40. Looks colorful n delicious vada, soaking in milk sounds interesting....

  41. Oh my...amazing...this is my all time fav!!! Really gr8 work!

  42. Anonymous18/4/12 12:28

    Oh God Raks,

    its 11.30 in the night and you are officially killing me with these pics. Lovely clicks and I love the shape of the vadas...so rounded and crispy. I would have definitely eaten a few before putting it in to the dahi! Love Love the sunshine in your kitchen!


  43. wow...Tempting and colorful clicks...Always my fav...Thanks...

  44. They have puffed up beautifully and looks yummy. One of my favorite dishes.


  45. they look superb, i love dahi wada :)

  46. Stumbled upon your blog. What a wonderful array of dishes. The ones I have tried are perfect so far. Thanks for sharing and I will be visiting frequently.

  47. delicious and perfectly shaped dahi vada's ..super tempting clicks..loved it..

  48. Favorite at home, I made this just last week, have it in draft. will post it soon. We love the plain version without the chutneys.

  49. yummy...:) i love dahi vada...

  50. how to make the green chutney?

  51. Great!! I will try making on diwali!!!

  52. Please update recipe for KARA VADAI.


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