Dahi Vada Recipe

Dahi vada is the yummiest and most liked snack in Indian cuisine. Dahi wada recipe is easy and simple to follow. Learn how to make dahi bada.

Dahi Vada


For Wada:

  • 1/2 Cup Urad daal
  • 1/2 cup moong dal duli
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp grated Ginger
  • Oil to fry

For Dahi :

  • 2 cups Dahi (yogurt)
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1-2 green chilies chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp Roasted cumin(jeera)powder
  • Red chili powder to taste
  • 1 tsp sugar

How To Make Dahi Vada:

For Vada:

  1. Clean, wash and soak the daal overnight or 7 – 8 hrs.
  2. Separate the water and grind them together into smooth paste without water or if necessary then very little water. The paste should be coarse and not fine.
  3. Take out the paste in a bowl and then beat the mixture for 10 – 15 minutes till the mixture becomes fluffy. This will make the vadas soft.
  4. Add salt, cumin seeds, ginger and baking powder.
  5. Heat oil in a pan for frying and drop small balls of batter in the oil with the help of a spoon. The flame should be medium. Do not put more than 8 – 9 balls.
  6. Fry till golden brown. Then take them out on kitchen paper.
  7. In a bowl fill 2 cups of warm water with 1 tsp salt and put the vadas in it. Let them soak for 1/2 hr.
  8. Meanwhile prepare the dahi.

For Dahi :

  1. Beat the curd smooth and put in a bowl.
  2. Keep in refrigerator for an hour to get chilled.
  3. Before serving add salt, red chili powder, sugar and roasted cumin powder to the dahi .

Serving :

  1. Squeeze out the vadas from the water and in a deep dish arrange the wadas and pour dahi over them.
  2. Pour imli (tamarind) chutney and green chutney.
  3. Garnish with coriander and slit green chillies.
  4. Serve the dahi vadas chilled.