Dahi Vada

Urad dal is one of the priced dals of India and Andra is one of the biggest producer. Used a lot in entire south india in preparations like idli , dosa and vada. But punjab's use  it lot too in preparations  like maah  ki dal and dal makhni.  Urad dal vada is prepared all over India. Vada with a center hole is the trade mark of south indian urad dal vada . But north india vada is made without a hole. Dahi vada is a integral part of north indian  feasts. Dahi vada is sometimes stuffed with nuts and dry fruits. 

For Vada :

Urad Dal - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


Curd - 5 cup 
Water - 2 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Red Chili Powder - 2 tbsp
Roasted Cumin Powder - 2 tbsp
Tamarind Chutney  - 1/2 cup
  1. Soak the urad dal for 45 min - 1 hrs.
  2. Grind it  to a smooth paste using 1/4 cup water.
  3. Fluff the batter well using a hand or electric whisk.
  4. Drop a small bit of dough into a bowl of water and check if it floats.
  5. If the batter floats it is ready to to be deep fried.
  6. Heat 5 liters of  water and add  2- 3 tbsp salt. and keep it warm
  7. Heat oil to 350 F and drop small balls of batter .
  8. Deep fry  till golden and drop in salted warm water.
How to serve
  1. Mix salt, sugar, water and curd and whisk well.
  2. Take the vadas out from salted water .
  3. Press the vada  between the palm and squeeze out the water.
  4. Arrange the vadas on in a deep tray and pour the curd over it.
  5. Sprinkle with chilli and roasted cumin powder.
  6. And pour the the tamarind chutney.
  7. Chill and serve.


  1. VEry yummy and mouthwatering...
    very beautiful click

  2. Lovely click, especially the green BG. Perfectly made dahi vada

  3. oh now i am craving for dahi vadas..looks so tempting..

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  4. They look so perfect. Beautifully done:)Yummy indeed :)
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  5. Omg, wat a beautiful click,love this dahi vada very much.

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