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Dahi Vada

Course evening snacks
Cuisine Indian
Keyword dahi balle, dahi vada, eveningsnacks, lunch ideas, vada in yoghurt


  • 1 cup urad dal
  • 4 green chilly
  • 1 inch ginger
  • curry leaf
  • coriander
  • coconut pieces
  • oil for frying

To make dahi vada

  • 12 vada
  • 1/2 litre curd /yoghurt
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • few curry leaves
  • tamarind chutney
  • chilly powder
  • coriander leaves for garnishing


To make Vadas

  1. Wash and soak urad dal in water for two hours

  2. Put the soaked dal in the jar; add green chilly, ginger and coriander to it, a small quantity of water, grind them to a fine paste.

  3. Remove the batter in a bowl. Add salt, curry leaves, coconut pieces to it. Mix it thoroughly.

  4. Heat oil in a pan. Take a small quantity of the batter, make it in the shape of a doughnut. Slowly, slip it into the oil. Put a couple more into it.Deep fry until golden in colour. 

  5. Repeat for the rest of the dough. Do check the collage given below. 

To make Dahi Vadas:

  1. Blend the curds, do not add water.Add salt to it.Make seasoning in a small pan, add mustard seeds, as they splutter, put asafoetida and curry leaves. Put it over it.Put the wadas in it.While serving, garnish with a little sweet chutney, chilly powder and coriander.

Recipe Notes

  • Add very little water while grinding the batter.
  • Making of vadas needs a little practice.
  • If you cannot make like doughnuts, put them as small balls and deep fry.