Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dahi Vada Recipe-Dahi Bhalla

Dahi Vada is a very popular street food in North India. It is also know as Dahi Bhalle.It can be had as an appetizer or along with main course. It's tastes best when served chilled. It is ideal to serve at parties as it can  be made in advance and chilled in the refrigerator.( If you are having party in the evening, you can prepare it in the morning itself)  Today we will learn how to make dahi vada following this simple recipe.

Dahi vada

How to prepare Dahi vada (Curd vada)

Prep time - under 30 mins
Cook time - under 30 mins

Ingredients needed for making vadas

Whole Urad dal (without skin)- 1 cup
Pottukadalai or chutney kadalai or fried gram -1/2 tsp
Raw Rice - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies -2-3
Ginger grated - 1/4 -1/2 tsp
Salt as needed

Curd - 3 cups whisked
Green chutney - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt as needed

For garnishing

Sweet chutney 
Roasted cumin powder - 3/4 to1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Finely chopped coriander leaves
Sev (optional)

Method to grind for vada

Soak urad dal along with fried gram and rice for 2 hours (totally). Keep it in the fridge for 1 hour before grinding.

Drain all the water completely and grind for a few minutes first. Then add green chillis, grated ginger, salt needed and grind to a smooth paste.(You can sprinkle little water only if it is absolutely necessary.) Mix the batter well.

There are 2 ways to check if the batter is perfect-

1.Take a spoon of batter and drop it in a cup of water. It should float.
2.If you dip your hands in water and take a little batter, it should not stick to your hands.

Now let us make vadas

Heat oil, then dip your hands in water, take a little batter and shape it into a small lemon sized ball and drop it in oil gently. Deep fry in medium heat till golden brown. Drain the oil well and keep it aside.

How to make dahi vada

After frying all the vadas, soak the vadas in water for about 3-4 minutes. Gently squeeze to drain all the water. Arrange it in a plate or serving bowl.

How to serve

Place vadas in a serving bowl. Whisk curd adding green chutney, chilli powder, roasted cumin powder and salt needed. Pour the curd over the vadas. Sprinkle or garnish with little of roasted cumin powder, red chilli powder and finely chopped coriander leaves. Drizzle sweet chutney over it.

Refrigerate for half an hour and then serve chilled. Garnish with sev before serving.

I am sure you will love it very much. Enjoy! Do not forget to check out my easy to prepare Pav Bhaji recipe

You will also love my  South Indian Style Thayir Vadai 

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  1. very delicious looking dahi vadas...yummy

  2. Soft and perfect..looks tempting and delicious.never added rice and fried gram in dahi vada.

  3. fav...looks yummy...drooling here.

  4. looks fabulous.. perfect chaat..

  5. That's one of my favorites...Love it..nice recipe

  6. Wow beautifully done, looks seriously super and yummy.. Cant wait to make some..

  7. My dear Padhu
    Looking so yummy & delicious.I am already hungry.How do I access your dahi vada-bhallas?
    Warmest Regards Ram

  8. Ohhhh this looks so yum!!! These dahi vadas are making my mouth water :)

  9. Hi Padhu ,

    looks AAAwesome and delicious !!!!

    Nice presentation:))

    Keep on Dear...

  10. delicious....very tempting and mouthwatering :)

  11. Tempting dahi vadas...Feel to have them right now...yum..

  12. Fabulous recipe! It always seemed difficult..but now it's not :) Thanks for sharing!

  13. drooling dear...I wish I could have that plate!

  14. v inviting n d clicks too!

  15. Yummmm... mouth watering, very delicious and tempting!

  16. Nice recipe and wonderful presentation... I wish I have my share


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