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Dahi Balle (Curd Vada)

 Published 2008-Jan-30   Updated 2017-Aug-08

- Submitted by Elizabeth

(Dahi Vada, Thayir Vadai, Dahi Bhalla)

Recipe For Dahi Vada


  • Urad Dal - 2 cups
  • Green Chilli - 3 or 4 nos
  • Roasted Jerra Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • salt - to taste
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp(optional)
  • Oil for frying the Vada
  • Yogurt(curd) - 2 Cups
  • Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Water - for soaking vadas


  1. Soak Urad dal in water for an hour.
  2. Grid The urad with the green chillies and salt, without adding water.
  3. In a kadai add oil let it heat upto 350 degrees.(Drop a small piece of batter to see if the oil is warm enough).
  4. Make patties of urad dal and add it to oil and fry it.
  5. When the vadas turn golden brown scoop it out from the oil and drop it in a bowl of salt water ,let it soak for few minutes,meanwhile make one more batch of vada.
  6. Let the vada soak in water until the second batch is done and repeat the same for the second batch.
  7. Beat the yogurt in a bowl with little salt and sugar(optional), jeera powder .
  8. Squeeze the vada(s)from the water and put it in the yogurt mixture,let it soak for a while sprinkle it with little chilli powder.


  • Need to drop the vada in water as soon you take it out from oil.

Dahi Vada prepared for a party

Dahi Vada

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5 rs vada Convert to Dahi Vada
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Comment by sheikh nazir
    i m nazir and i likes your website.i learn many recipes from that.kindly give me dahi bada masala recipe jo k dahi bada per ooper say daal kur khatay hain.
Reply :-
    Dod you mean the chaat masala, red chilli powder, cumin powder that we sprinkle?

Comment by zainab basit on 25 August 2009 06:53AM
i was one ur webiste checking the recipe for malai kofta. its really easy to follow the recipe, as u have explained it step by step. i would definately try ur recipe as i have a gathering of 10 people this sure it will turn out gr8!
i wanted to know if this urad dal is the same as mash ki dal.
Reply :-
    Hi Zainab,
    Do try the malai kofta recipe. It is really very yummy. BTW, muslims call urad dal as maash ki daal also.

 Published by on and last updated on 2017-08-08.