Dahi Vada

Dahi Vada

Dahi vada is popular north Indian street food snack made of lentil dumpling in yogurt, spiced with chutneys and spice powders.


  • 1 cup urad dal
  • 1 green chili (chopped)
  • ½ inch ginger(chopped)
  • 1  pinch hing
  • Water(as required)
  • Salt
  • 2 cups of curd
  • Chaat masala
  • ¼ red chili powder
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • Black or regular salt
  • Tarmarind chutney
  • Green chutney


  1. Grind soaked lentils with less water , but not fine churn.
  2. Pour batter into one bowl.
  3. Add green chillies,ginger,salt cumin seeds and hind.
  4. Stir the batter briskly for a couple of minutes.
  5. Fry vada in hot oil,till golden brown.
  6. In another bowl take some water.
  7. And add the vadas into the water, soak them for 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. Take each wada and flatten and press between your plams to remove excess water.
  9. Place this vada in a serving bowl.
  10. Pour whisk yogurt .
  11. Top with green and sweet chutney.
  12. Sprinkle with cumin powder,chaat masala ,red chili powder and black salt.
  13. Garnish dahi vada with fresh chopped coriener leaves.

Servings: 5 persons.

Preparation Time: 45 minutes.(not counted soaking time)