How to make Dahi Vada
Written by Jayashree
Published on August 6, 2019

Dahi vada is a popular snack usually served during parties and celebrations. The fried dumplings made of urad dal are immersed in curd and served, make a good accompaniment with any meal. It is known as Dahi Balle in North India. 

The affair with dahi vada is a long one, it’s been my favourite since childhood and now my hubby and children too love it. The vadas are made of urad dal and taste good by itself. Idli-vada is a popular combination in South India which is cherished by all. Sambar and chutney are the main accompaniments. The same vadas are dunked in curd and garnished with seasoning and other condiments.

Dahi Wada
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Dahi Wada

Why Dahi Vada is an ideal choice in most parties?

  • It is loved by all, kids and adults alike.
  • It can be made ahead and kept.
  • Excess quantity can be stored in refrigerator.

Let’s get to the recipe of Dahi Vada: 

It involves four steps: a) soaking b) grinding c) making of vadas d) making of dahi vadas

Ingredients:

To make vadas: 

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

To make dahi vadas: 

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

Method:

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.
  5. Deep fry until golden in colour. 
  6. Repeat for the rest of the dough. Do check the collage given below. 

Take a tip:

  • Making of vadas require practice.
  • A few grains of pepper may be added to it.
  • Add not more than 1/2 cup of water while grinding the batter.

 

To make dahi wadas: 

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

Dahi Vada

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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. 

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4 Comments

  1. Vicky Coates

    That sounds like a great snack! Such delicious flavours
    Vicky

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Yes, we do love it. Thank you for the visit.

      Reply
  2. mayurisjikoni

    My all time favorite is dahi vada, in fact made some just yesterday. I usually don’t add chopped curry leaves and coconut to the vada batter. Interesting suggestion, would love to try it.

    Reply
  3. Lakshit Ahuja

    Dahi Wada is one of the non-spicy chat items that I love eating at all the chat counters during the wedding season. It tastes even better when topped with a garnish of coriander leaves. It is soothing to the stomach and is usually served cold. Thanks for sharing the recipe here for the readers.

    Reply

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