Chatpata Dahi Wada


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Chatpata dahivada is a delicious chaat recipe with fried vadas( urad dal dumplings) smeared with chilled beaten curd and topped with spicy and tangy chutneys. A delicious north indian delicacy, dahi vada is best served chilled on a hot summer day.

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Makes 4 servings
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200 gms urad dal (split black lentils)
salt to taste
oil for deep frying
100 gms beaten curds (dahi)
2 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp black salt (sanchal)
tamarind (imli) chutney as per taste

  1. Soak the urad dal for 3-4 hours, drain, add the salt and blend in a mixer to a semi smooth paste.
  2. Heat the oil in a kadhai, drop a spoonful of urad dal batter in the form of vadas and deep fry till golden brown and crisp from all the sides.
  3. Dip in hot water for 15 minutes.
  4. Just before serving, squeeze out water from the wadas by pressing gently in your palms.
  5. Place the vada in a plate, add some curds to soak the wada, pour the tamarind chutney , sprinkle jeera powder, chilly powder and kala namak and serve immediately.
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This recipe was contributed by Yamini Ramesh on 23 Aug 2011

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