Dahi Vada


It is my first blog post and I am so excited to share all the secrets of my cooking. I am a home cook inspired by my mother.

Today I am going to share one of my mother’s recipe. It is Dahi Vada. It is the most easy and delicious recipe you can ever find.

So let’s begin.

I have divided the recipe into 3 parts :

Making the vada’s , Yoghurt Dressing and Dahi vada assembly to make it easy.


Recipe Serves : 6


Ingredients :


For Vada

  • Urad Dal – 1 cup
  • Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Whole Red Chillies -5
  • Baking Soda – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt
  • Water for grinding
  • Oil for frying
  • Cold water for soaking vada’s

For Yoghurt Dressing

  • Thick Yoghurt
  • Sugar
  • Cumin powder
  • Red chilli powder
  • Chaat masala powder

Method :

Making the vada

  • Soak urad dal for minimum 3 to 4 hours.
  • Grind urad dal, cumin seeds, whole red chillies,baking soda,salt into a smooth paste by adding minimum amount of water.
  • The batter should be of medium consistency not to thin not to thick.
  • Heat oil and drop small portion of batter into the oil.
  • Fry on medium to high heat till golden brown.
  • Remove from the oil and dump the vada’s into cold water for few seconds.
  • Squeeze the water from the vada’s and keep aside.

Yoghurt Dressing

  • Whisk yoghurt and sugar till sugar dissolves properly.

Dahi vada assembly

  • In a serving dish place the fried vada’s.
  • Pour yoghurt dressing on the top.
  • Sprinkle chaat masala, red chilli powder and cumin powder on the top.

  • Serve chilled.Do try this recipe.Post your comments and suggestions.See you with the next recipe.Bye!

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