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It is a popular snack where lentil dumplings are dunked in a creamy whipped yogurt topped with spicy and sweet chutneys.  Fluffy, golden-coloured vadas might taste good as such, but they taste even better when made into tongue-tickling Dahi Vadas. Enjoy dahi vada.

  • Preparation time : 20 mts
  • Cooking time :  30 mts
  • Serves : 2 people


  • 1 1/2 cup split Urad Dal
  • 1" piece of Ginger
  • 4 Green Chillies
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 3 cups fresh yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Ginger Juice
  • Red Chilli powder
  • Chat Masala for garnish




  • First wash and soak urad dal in enough water for 6 hours.
  • After 6 hours drain off all excess water from dal and put that in to blender.
  • Add green chillies, ginger, cumin seeds in the dal.
  • Blend everything together till you get smooth paste.
  • Add coriander leaves and salt in to batter and mix well.
  • Heat up oil for deep frying over medium to high heat.
  • Take a ice cream scoop and scoop out lemon size vada batter and drop that in to hot oil.
  • Drop 4 to 5 vadas at a time and deep fry till it gets even deep golden color.
  • Give vada a flip periodically.
  • After vada gets good golden color, drain off all excess oil from vada and put that in to paper towel.
  • Repeat the same process with the rest of the batter.
  • Now soak the vada in lukewarm water for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Now take yogurt in to bowl, add some milk in to yogurt,, add salt, sugar, ginger juice and beat yogurt very well with the whisk.
  • Now take all soaked vada, hold one vada and gently squeez out all excess water from vada.
  • Put that vada in to prepared yogurt.
  • Repeat the same thing with all the vadas.
  • Now place dahi vada in to fridege to allow it too chill.
  • Garnish with chat masala and red chilli powder!

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