Oil-free Dahi Vada | How to make Oil-free Dahi Vada

By Kartikeya Mishra  |  18th Feb 2016  |  
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About Oil-free Dahi Vada Recipe

These lip-smackingly delicious dahi vadas use nearly no amount of oil to cook and are ready within 3 minutes!!

Oil-free Dahi Vada, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Oil-free Dahi Vada by Kartikeya Mishra will definitely help you in its preparation. The Oil-free Dahi Vada can be prepared within 180 minutes. The time taken for cooking Oil-free Dahi Vada is 5 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 6 people. The recipe details out how to make Oil-free Dahi Vada step by step. The detailed explanation makes Oil-free Dahi Vada so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Oil-free Dahi Vada can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Oil-free Dahi Vada from BetterButter.

Oil-free Dahi Vada

Ingredients to make Oil-free Dahi Vada

  • 1 small cup urad dal(125 grams)
  • 4 cups curd
  • 1 tablespoon oil(to grease)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • A small handful of cashew nuts
  • 1 teaspoon eno fruit salt
  • 1 teaspoon rock salt
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin seeds powder
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 small cup moong dal(60 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

How to make Oil-free Dahi Vada

  1. Wash both the dals and soak them in enough water for 2-3 hours. Drain excess water and grind these together to a coarse paste.
  2. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder to the paste. Mix well. You should have a thick paste.
  3. Grease microwave idli stands with little oil. You can even add 1-2 tablespoon of oil to the dal paste if you like. Divide the mixture into 2 parts and to one part add eno fruit salt.
  4. Pour enough mixture in the idli cavities and press one cashew nut inside it. Microwave on high power for 2 minutes 30 seconds. If not done microwave more for 30 seconds or accordingly. Make vadas out of remaining batter too.
  5. Take 3 cups of lukewarm water in a vessel enough to soak all the vadas in it. Add pinch of asafoetida and 1/4 teaspoon salt in it. Soak the vadas in this water for 5 minutes. Take them out and squeeze them a little to drain excess water.
  6. Add sugar, rock salt, 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds powder, 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder and whisk the curd well. Add a little bit of water if your curd is a bit thicker than needed.
  7. Put vadas on a plate and pour curd over those. Sprinkles red chilli powder, rock salt and cumin seed powder over them. You can even drizzle some sweet chutney over these.

My Tip:

let the vadas soak in curd for atleast 2 hours so that they taste double good!

Reviews for Oil-free Dahi Vada (28)

Pushpa Taroor5 hours ago


Satinder Kaur6 months ago


Yasmin Saiyed8 months ago

Really best recipe

Yogini Shirodkara year ago

read through the recipe..seems wonderful..a slight oversight in the tags though..you are using curd..thsts not vegan!

Manisha Shuklaa year ago

you don't have to add enough in all the batter As it looses it's effect. So while preparing second lot add eno to the batter again.

siddiqua haneef2 years ago


Poonam Taneja2 years ago

half part mein Eno dal k dono parts Ko phr mix krna h na

Alka Munjal2 years ago


Suchitra Rao2 years ago

interesting. definitely worth a try!

Reena Lahiri2 years ago

can we make it like normal steamed idlis?

Sonal sons2 years ago


Kartikeya Mishra2 years ago


Surbhi Bansal2 years ago


Veena Kalia2 years ago

yummy dahi vada

Gurmeet Sandhu2 years ago


Amu Archana Desai2 years ago


Nithya Unni2 years ago


Tikuli Dogra2 years ago

Wow! Will try this.

Alka Vyas2 years ago

can v make them in idli stand in a pressure cooker ?

Yogita Shetty2 years ago


Sangeeta w2 years ago

thanks fr d recipe... it turned out Perfect.. i did not hv eno..so i used baking soda...

vanita gupta2 years ago

kya eno dare mixture me milana hai

Madhu Sikri2 years ago

very nice

Falguni Desai2 years ago


anshul verma2 years ago

this need to be cooked like iddli or without steam plz suggest

Archana Karode2 years ago


Vibha Gupta2 years ago

superb guiltfree innovation of dahi Vadas. .!!

shirin Qadir2 years ago

I like...

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