Dahi Bhalle / Dahi Vada | How to make Dahi Bhalle / Dahi Vada

By Swapna Sunil  |  15th Apr 2016  |  
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About Dahi Bhalle / Dahi Vada Recipe

Dahi vada is a perfect snack for hot summers. Tastes moist and cool when it slides through the mouth. This is the simplest and easiest snack ever to make, but making it the right way is important to yield perfect restaurant quality results.

Dahi Bhalle / Dahi Vada is delicious and authentic dish. Dahi Bhalle / Dahi Vada by Swapna Sunil is a great option when you want something interesting to eat at home. Restaurant style Dahi Bhalle / Dahi Vada is liked by most people . The preparation time of this recipe is 480 minutes and it takes 30 minutes to cook it properly. Dahi Bhalle / Dahi Vada is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Dahi Bhalle / Dahi Vada. Dahi Bhalle / Dahi Vada is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Dahi Bhalle / Dahi Vada is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of healthy nutrients. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this restaurant style Dahi Bhalle / Dahi Vada at your home.

Dahi Bhalle / Dahi Vada

Ingredients to make Dahi Bhalle / Dahi Vada

  • For Dahi wada: 1 cup urad dal ( split / whole )  
  • 2 tbsp Rice flour
  • salt to taste
  • For the buttermilk: 1 cup Yoghurt/ curd
  • 2 to 2.5 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • For tamarind chutney :  3 tbsp thick tamarind pulp
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander/ Dhania powder
  • salt to taste 
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Chaat masala
  • For final assembling: Few sprigs cilantro / coriander chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  •  1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Roasted cumin powder

How to make Dahi Bhalle / Dahi Vada

  1. Wash and soak the urad dal overnight in sufficient water. Next morning drain the water and grind into a smooth paste, add water if required.
  2. The batter has to be thick like an Idli batter. Once the batter is ground, beat this by hand or hand blender or stand mixer with a paddle attachment until light and fluffy. When you drop a little batter to the bowl of water it should float on top.
  3. Add the rice flour, salt and beat again for a couple of minutes. Heat oil for deep frying in a deep pan / kadai until moderately hot. Drop small golf sizes balls / like regular wada's in oil and fry until golden on medium heat. Later drain on to a paper towel.
  4. Once all the wada's are fried, prick them with a fork all over. Drop these wada's in water and let them sit in water for 20 minutes.
  5. Squeeze out the water from wada's. Make buttermilk in a wide deep dish using 1 cup of thick yoghurt, 2 cups of water or more. Whisk until even without any lumps of yoghurt, add a tsp of salt to the buttermilk and mix again.
  6. Add the wada's to this buttermilk and allow them to sit for at least 2 hours.
  7. Once the wadas turn soft take around 5 to 6 balls to a bowl add 2 to 3 tbsp of buttermilk in which the wada's were soaked, drizzle a spoonful of tamarind chutney, sprinkle pinch of red chilli powder, salt and roasted cumin powder, chopped coriander leaves. Serve this chilled.

My Tip:

Serve chilled.

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