Dahi Vadas, Dahi Bhalla, North Indian Chaat Recipe

Dahi Vadas

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Fluffy, golden-coloured vadas might taste good as such, but they taste even better when made into tongue-tickling Dahi Vadas.

Soak the vadas in water to make them softer; drown them in sweetened curds; and serve with a drizzling of khajur imli ki chutney and a sprinkling of spice powders. If you wish, you can garnish the Dahi Vadas more elaborately with sev or south Indian mixture, finely chopped onions, and so on.

Can be served as a side dish to the Main Course .

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Dahi Vadas, Dahi Bhalla, North Indian Chaat Recipe recipe - How to make Dahi Vadas, Dahi Bhalla, North Indian Chaat Recipe

Soaking Time:  2 hours.   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 servings
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For The Vadas
1/2 cup urad dal (split black lentils) , soaked for 2 hours and drained
2 tsp roughly chopped green chillies
2 tsp roughly chopped ginger (adrak)
salt to taste

For The Topping
1 1/2 cups whisked curds (dahi)
1 1/2 tbsp powdered sugar
chilli powder for sprinkling
2 tbsp khajur imli ki chutney
roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder for sprinkling
black salt (sanchal) for sprinkling

For The Garnish
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
For the vadas

  1. Combine the urad dal, green chillies, ginger and salt in a mixer and grind to a smooth paste using approx. ¼ cup of water.
  2. Divide the batter into 6 equal portions and keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry 3 vadas at a time till they turn light golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  4. Drain on absorbent paper. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Combine the curd and the sugar in a bowl, mix well and keep the sweetened curd aside.
  2. Take enough water in a deep bowl and soak the vadas in it for 15 minutes.
  3. Squeeze out all the excess water from the vadas and flatten lightly between your palms.
  4. Arrange 3 vadas on a serving dish and top with half the sweetened curd mixture.
  5. Top with a little chilli powder, 1 tbsp of khajur imli ki chutney, a little cumin seeds powder and black salt.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to make 1 more serving.
  7. Serve immediately.

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Dahi Vadas, Dahi Bhalla, North Indian Chaat Recipe
 on 21 Jan 17 11:44 AM

Hie mam,while frying vada bikhar rahe hey wt to do..???
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Chanchal, The batter must be little watery, that is the reason while frying it has split. to rectify it, you can add little rice flour, like 1 or 2 tbsp to make it thick..
23 Jan 17 04:45 PM
Dahi Vadas, Dahi Bhalla, North Indian Chaat Recipe
 on 30 Oct 16 06:10 PM

Awesome taste and very easy to prepare... made our Diwali special with these yummy dahi wada. Thanks for sharing
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Tina, We are very happy to know you have loved the recipe, do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
02 Nov 16 08:46 AM
Dahi Vadas
 on 26 Jun 15 06:08 PM

Perfect result every time. One of my all time favourites. An absolute must!
Dahi Vadas
 on 10 Jun 15 02:22 PM

The most famous and favourite chat..I love curd so this recipe is always in my menu when i have a party..I make small sized wada so it is easier to mke and quick to..I also add powdered sugar to curds and a tempering of mustard and curry leaves,..which tastes just out of the world.Do try it..
Dahi Vadas
 on 23 Dec 14 04:39 PM

Love this recipe.