Dahi Vada

Dahi Vada

Prep: 5 hours

Cook: 10 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Snack

Type: Indian

In this recipe the vadas are not deep fried but poached in boiling water


  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) paste 2 cups
  • Yogurt 4 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice 3 tbsps
  • Jaggery, grated 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder to sprinkle
  • Chaat masala to sprinkle
  • Roasted cumin powder to sprinkle
  • Sweet date and tamarind chutney to drizzle
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped to garnish


  • Take the black gram paste in a mixing bowl, add salt and water if necessary to get the required consistency and mix with your hand till smooth. The mixture should be thick.
  • Heat sufficient water in a deep non-stick pan, add salt and lemon juice and mix well.
  • Make small dumplings from the batter, drop into the boiling water, cover and cook till done. Strain and dip the dumplings in a bowl of cold water.
  • Take yogurt in another bowl, add jaggery and whip till the jaggery dissolves completely.
  • Drain the dumplings, squeeze to remove excess water and arrange them in a serving bowl.
  • Pour the sweetened yogurt over them. Sprinkle salt, red chilli powder, chaat masala, cumin powder and drizzle tamarind chutney according to taste. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve chilled.