Friday, June 29, 2012

Dahi vadas/dahi bhalles

Hello again! How have you all been?  Today I am going to share with you my favourite snack item or chaat item. Dahi wadas or as some people call dahi bhalles. So did you all say….. Yummy.!  Won’t make you wait any more and show you how I make them and I absolutely love them. 

1cup urad dal
1tbsp moong dal
Salt to taste
Yoghurt/dahi according to the need atleast 2cups 
Red chilli powder.
Jeera/cumin powder
Coriander leaves to garnish
Oil to deep fry the vadas


Soak urad dal along with moong dal  for atleast  4-6hours. Drain it nicely and then pulse it using mixer. Make into smooth paste. I am sure most of us know how much thin or thick paste it has to be.
Add salt to the mixture. Take a spoonful of batter and deep fry the balls till golden in color.  Once fried remove on plate then dip them in water for some time till they become soft.  Squeeze out the water and keep vada aside.
In a large pot or vessel, blend dahi with minimum water and add salt and a pinch of sugar.
Arrange vadas in plate and pour the blended dahi on top. Sprinkle red chilli powder and jeera powder and garnish with coriander leaves.  Let it chill and then serve.
Some people  use dates chutney and coriander chutney with it but I have just used the spices as I mentioned above.
Enjoy dahi vadas and let me know what you think.

Tip:  Soak dahi vadas in dahi  after squeezing out water and keep in fridge and as dahi  is being soaked by vadas, keep additional dahi ready, then serve as mentioned above.
If you put roasted jeera powder, it tastes even better.


  1. Wow Meena dahi wadas look tempting and the chilled dahi would taste even better !

  2. I have never tried adding moong dal...will do it next time.
    Meena, you can try out the Yakhni pulao with vegetables..make vegetable stock instead of chicken..following the same steps.

  3. Nice one Meena ji.. :) Keep sharing some more of those yummy dishes..

  4. thanks gauri, shobha and vinod.

    @shobha adding dal just makes vadas bit firm and not so much oily, alternate u can put skin wala split moong dal too.

  5. WOW!my favourite chat item..loved these soft and delicious vadas! what a coincidence we both posted vadas:)

  6. wow meena,, thats wonderful recipe of dahi vada,

  7. My all time chaat,can have this any time of the day...looks so simple n easy...

  8. New to drop my space wen u r free.i never add moong dal.wonderfull vadas.

  9. Looks absolutely divine and mindblowing dahi vadas.

  10. wow..I'm incredibly impressed...wat a fantastic recipe..:)
    btw malai kofta recipe , which I've posted serves 3 to 4..
    do try & enjoy..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  11. Very tempting in this hot weather here..

  12. good vadas.pls visit and join my space in ur free time

  13. Don’t remember, if I hd ever mentioned to u that its my fav dish. N u should try with chutneys then becomes more delicious. We use emli / tamrind chutney instead of dates


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