Dahi vada  is deep fried lentil balls dunked in yogurt and topped with different kinds of chutneys and garnished with spice powder. Its a popular snacks in India.



For Wada:

Urad dal – 1 cup (without skin)
Ginger – 1/2 inch
Green Chilli – 2
Salt to taste
Garam Masala – 1 tsp
Oil for fry
Luke warm water – 4 cups

For Dahi Mixture:

Curd – 3 cup
Roasted Cumin Powder – 1tsp
Salt to taste
Red Chilli powder – 1tsp
Sugar Powder – 1tsp

For Topping:

Green Chutney
Tamarind Chutney
Roasted Cumin Powder
Red Chilli powder

Preparation Method:

  1. Wash and soak urad dal for 4-5 hours or overnight.
  2. Place the urad dal in the blender along with green chilli and ginger and blend into a smooth paste ( If needed add very little water) Do not add too much water otherwise batter will become watery.
  3. Remove in a bowl and add salt and garam masala .
  4. Heat oil in a kadhai.
  5. Now take a small portion of batter in your hand and  make a round shape, with the help of your thumb make a hole in the centre  (Doughnut shape) and slowly slid the vada in the oil.
  6. Once the vada are light brown turn over and fry till they are crispy and golden brow.
  7. Take out the vada and put them in a lukewarm water having 1/4 tsp of salt in it.
  8. Let it soak for 10-15 minutes.
  9. Take out them from water and press gently between your palms and remove excess water.
  10. Beat the curd and add cumin powder, sugar, salt and red chilli powder. Mix well .
  11. Now add the vada into this mixture.
  12. Now take a serving dish arrange the vada into that plate. Pour generous amount of curd over it.
  13. Drizzle green chutney, tamarind chutney. Sprinkle cumin powder and red chilli  powder.
  14. Serve immediately or you can refrigerate it and eat chilled.