Don’t Miss This Delicious Dahi-Vada Recipe This Summer!

Dahi Vada is a popular snack where lentil dumplings are dunked in a creamy whipped yogurt topped with spicy and sweet chutneys.



For The Vadas
1 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
12 mm ( 1/2″) piece of ginger (adrak)
2 green chillies
a pinch of baking soda
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
3 cups curds (dahi) , whisked
2 tbsp khajur imli ki chutney

For The Garnish
chilli powder
roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder
salt to taste


For the vadas
Soak the urad dal in water for 3-4 hours.
Wash and drain the urad dal.
Combine the urad dal, ginger and green chillies and grind to a smooth paste in a blender.
Add the soda bi-carb and salt to the urad dal paste and mix well till the batter is light and fluffy. Add a little water if required.
Wet your hands and take 2 tbsp of the batter on your palm or on a sheet of wet plastic and shape into a circle of 75 mm. (3”) diameter. Deep fry in hot oil on a slow flame till the vadas are golden brown, for about 10 minutes. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.

How to proceed
Soak the deep fried vadas in warm water for about 45 minutes.
Just before serving, drain and squeeze out the excess water.
Arrange the vadas on a serving dish and top with the whisked curds.
Garnish with the chilli powder, cumin seeds powder and salt and serve with khajur imli ki chutney.

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