Dahi Vada

Dahi vada

Dahi Vada is a must have on special festive occasions but this is such a comforting Indian snack that it can be had anytime!

Ingredients to make 14 to 16 dahi vada-

  • Moong dal         – 1/4 tea cup
  • Urad dal             – 1/2 tea cup
  • Oats                    – 1/2
  • Ginger                 – 1/4″ piece
  • Green chilli          – 1
  • Hing                    – 1 pinch
  • Saunf                   – 1/4 tsp
  • Methi seeds        – 1/4 tsp
  • Kishmish             – 10 to 15
  • Badam                – 3 to 5
  • Salt according to taste.
  • Refind oil for deep frying.
Ingredients for Vada
Ingredients for Vada

Other ingredients required –

  • Thick curd                           – 1+ 1/2 tea cup
  • Saunth (tamarind chutney) – 4 to 5 tbsp
  • Green chutney                    – 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Roasted jeera powder        – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder               – 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar                                  – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt according to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing.
Ingredients for making Dahi Vada
Ingredients for making Dahi Vada

Method –

  • Rinse and soak moong dal, urad dal, methi seeds and saunf in sufficient water for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Drain water, put dal and oats in wet grinder and add green chilli, ginger and hing. Grind the mixture into a smooth batter.
  • While grinding, add some water to ensure it is grinding easily. I added 2 tbsp water.
  • Transfer the mixture to a strainer and sieve the batter through it, you will get light and fluffy batter.
  • Now add chopped badam, kishmish and salt. Mix well. Batter is ready to make vadas.
  • Heat oil in the kadhai (wok). When oil is medium hot, add spoonfuls of batter in the oil.
  • When vadas turn golden from base, turn them over.
  • Fry vadas till they turn crispy and golden in colour.
  • Drain vadas on an absorbing  paper.
  • In a bowl, take water and soak fried vadas in it for half an hour.
  • After half an hour, Take out each vada, press and flatten it between your palms. This removes excess water from it.


  • Whisk curd. Add salt, red chilli powder, sugar and roasted jeera powder in it. Mix well.
  • Now dip each vada in it and arrange in a serving tray.
  • Top it with saunth and green chutney, sprinkle roasted jeera powder and red chilli powder.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve it immediately or keep in refrigerator.
Dahi Vada is ready to serve!
Dahi Vada is ready to serve!




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