ShareDahi Vada can be an ideal snack on a  hot day and can be the perfect accompaniment to other meat or vegetable dishes on a special occasion.
  • Urad Daal without skin (black lentils)- 1 1/2 cups
  • Salt- to taste
  • chillies chopped-2
  • Oil- for deep frying
  • Thick fresh yoghurt (should not be sour)-3cups
  • Cumin powder-1/2tsp
  • Red chilli powder- to taste
  • Chaat masala-1tbsp
  • Suger-1 1/2 tsp
  • Chopped corainder leaves- to garnish
For tempering:
  • Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
  • Asafetida-a pinch
  • Whole red chillies-2
  • Curry leaves-1string
  • Cumin seeds-1/2tsp


Soak the urad daal in water for 6 hours.
Grind it into a paste the next morning. Add few drops of water while grinding.
Add the green chillies and salt to this paste.
Lightly whip yoghurt.
To this, add sugar,salt and cumin powder.
Heat oil on medium flame. Grease your palms with oil and put 1 tbsp of the lentil mix in your palm. Make into a donut shape or just fry them as roundels.
Slide each vadas into the hot oil and fry till light golden. Drain and put immediately into a bowl with salted warm water. Allow to soak for 2-3 minutes.
Remove and press gently between your palms. Arrange these vadas in a deep platter as you prepare them.
When all urad daal paste is used up and the the vadas are done as above and in the platter, pour the thick yoghurt mix over them to cover completely.
Heat 2tsp oil in a pan. Add asafetida, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, broken whole red chillies and curry leaves.

Pour this tempering over the dahi vadas.Mix gently.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves,red chilli powder and chaat masala and chill in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.

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    Ms.Chitchat said...

    Very delicious, mouth watering dahi vadas. I love these and can have at any time of the day. Ur presentation is perfect.

  1. ... on April 18, 2010 at 12:32 PM  
  2. Sushma Mallya said...

    very tempting, my fav and it looks superb anju...

  3. ... on April 18, 2010 at 2:32 PM  
  4. divya said...

    Very delicious, mouth watering dahi vadas..

  5. ... on April 18, 2010 at 6:16 PM  
  6. Sayantani said...

    perfect for this season of heat. lov the way you presented it Anju. mouth watering.

  7. ... on April 18, 2010 at 7:16 PM  
  8. Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

    Looks great, yummy !!!

  9. ... on April 18, 2010 at 7:22 PM  
  10. Pavithra Srihari said...

    Looks very yummy ... mouthwatering one...

  11. ... on April 18, 2010 at 9:26 PM  
  12. Priya said...

    Slurpp, tempting dahi vada..

  13. ... on April 18, 2010 at 9:48 PM  
  14. Fathima said...

    wow... very nice dahi vadas... looks yum and nice presentation..

  15. ... on April 18, 2010 at 9:48 PM  
  16. Malar Gandhi said...

    Wow, looks refreshing...same pinch, I posted dahi vada too, couple of days ago:)perfect for this summer, right:)

  17. ... on April 18, 2010 at 11:02 PM  
  18. divya said...

    Very delicious, mouth watering dahi vadas.

  19. ... on April 18, 2010 at 11:52 PM  
  20. Hamaree Rasoi said...

    Very Tasty and Nicely Presented Dahi vadas. Love it any time during the day .

    Hamaree Rasoi

  21. ... on April 19, 2010 at 8:34 AM  
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