Dahi Vada


Dahi vada

A great starter or a cold appetizer ,Dahi vada is a famous north indian dish and is famous in south india too on special occasions ,it can be eaten as a snack also!


  1. urad dal – 2cups
  2. Curds/Plain yoghurt- 4 cups
  3. Green chillies – 5
  4. Salt as required
  5. Oil for deep frying

For seasoning:

  1. Urad dal – 1tsp
  2. Mustard seeds – 1tsp
  3. Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  4. Red Chilli pieces – few
  5. Curry leaves – few
  6. Turmeric powder – pinch


  • Soak urad dal for 6hrs.
  • Grind into a smooth batter  adding minimum water required.Add chopped green chillies and ginger along with salt to the batter.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Take a small piece of batter and flatten it with your palms on a plastic sheet(and put a small hole in the middle if u like).
  • Drop this into oil and fry till golden brown.
  • Take this and drain them on a paper towel to remove any excess oil.
  • Meanwhile churn the curds and add the seasoning to this.Also add salt according to your taste if required to the curds.
  • Add the vadas to the seasoned curds.
  • Allow it to soak for atleast 2 hours and serve.

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