Dahi Vada Recipe

Dahi Vada

Dahi Vada is simply a tremendous dumpling of urad dal, topped and flavored with the sweet and spicy yogurt and tamarind chutney. It is one of the great serving of North Indian Cuisine, which is the delicious and special yogurt dish to be served along with the main course. Although it is the special delicacy of North part of India but because of its irresistible taste and mouth watering flavor this is truly famous in every part of our India.dahi-wada

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
Servings: 8-10


  • 1-1/2 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
  • 4 cups fresh curd
  • 4 green chillies thinly chopped
  • 1 inch ginger
  • A pinch of baking soda
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp khajur imli ki chutney
  • Oil to deep fry
  • Black pepper powder to sprinkle
  • Cumin (jeera) powder to sprinkle
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • Salt to taste

How to make Dahi Vada:

  1. Soak the urad dal in the water for 8-10 hours or overnight.Soaked Urad Dal
  2. Next morning, drain the water from urad dal by leaving little bit.
  3. Mix dal and ginger in a clean grinding jar and grind coarsely.
  4. While grinding dal, use little bit of water for the smoothness of batter.adding water at the time of grinding urad dal
  5. Make a fine paste of dal.fine paste of urad dal
  6. Add salt, green chillies and baking soda.
  7. Mix the batter thoroughly to make fluffy and smooth.make a fluffy batter
  8. Heat a pan and add sufficient oil.heat sufficient oil in a frying pan
  9. Make small balls from the batter and pour into the hot oil.pour small balls of the batter into hot oil
  10. Higher the flame for few seconds and then fry on low flame.
  11. Deep fry until vada’s turn into golden brown in color.
  12. Drain the fried vada’s on paper napkin and allow to cool.draining the fried vada on oil absorbent paper
  13. Soak the deep fried vada’s in normal water for about 10-15 minutes.soak the vada into water
  14. In the meantime whisk the curd in a bowl.whisk the curd
  15. Add little bit of water and salt.
  16. Mix well and add sugar.
  17. Mix thoroughly until sugar melts well in the curd.
  18. Drain and squeeze out the excess water from vada’s.squeeze out the water from soaked vada
  19. Arrange either one or 2 to 3 vada’s in individual bowls, and pour the whisked curd.pour the beaten curd over each vada
  20. Sprinkle little bit of pepper powder and cumin powder.garnish the vada in individual serving bowl
  21. Garnish with fresh cilantro and keep in the refrigerator.
  22. Serve either with khajur imli ki chutney or pour little bit of chutney on top of dahi vada and serve chilled.dahi-wada

Chef Tips:

  1. After deep frying the vada’s, allow them to cool enough and then soak in the water. In this way your vada will enhance and become puffy.
  2. Serve these dahi vada’s chilled, you will really like them.
  3. You may sprinkle little bit of red chilli powder while serving.
  4. For making your vada’s soft from inside you just need to add little bit of salt while soaking the urad dal in the water.


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