Dahi Bhalla Katori | How to make Dahi Bhalla Katori

By Raj Bhalla  |  16th Sep 2015  |  
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About Dahi Bhalla Katori Recipe

This Holi, I thought of adding papdi to Dahi Bhallas but in a different way. I got this idea from 'Laccha Katori' which is another nice indian snack. So, I came up with my own Dahi Bhalla Katori.

Dahi Bhalla Katori

Ingredients to make Dahi Bhalla Katori

  • For dahi Bhalla/Vada:
  • wheat flour dough already prepared
  • For the Katori:
  • raisins as per taste (Optional)
  • Green Chutney as per taste (Optional)
  • Meethi Chutney as per taste
  • Beaten curd - 2 Cups
  • salt to taste.
  • Chopped green chillies - 2/3
  • Very finely chopped ginger - 1/2 Inch
  • ginger Garlic Paste - 2 Tbsp
  • Moong Dhuli Dal - 1/3rd of the quantity of urad dal.
  • urad dal (skin removed Black Gram/White Lentils) - 1 Cup
  • oil to deep fry.

How to make Dahi Bhalla Katori

  1. Soak both the pulses overnight in water.
  2. Put the pulses in a grinder. Add salt, green chillies, ginger garlic paste and chopped ginger.
  3. Grind them to a fine paste.
  4. Whisk it for another 10-15 minutes. (my mother does it with her hand and she is such an expert which I am not). So just take a hand blender and whisk till the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
  5. Now your paste is ready. Simply, make small vada shapes and deep fry till light golden brown.
  6. (Its fun eating them like that only so my mom always makes few extra vadas). For Dahi Bhallas, soak them in water for 5 minutes.
  7. Take them out, squeeze out the water and add curd, salt, pepper and mix well.
  8. Dahi Bhallas are ready.
  9. For the Katori:
  10. Take small steel 'katoris', ideally of the shape of katori you would want. Coat them (outward side) with oil.
  11. Now roll the dough like a chapati but very thin. They should be of about the size to cover the steel katori.
  12. Now put the chapati on the katori and press it gently so that it sets like an outer mould to the katori.
  13. Now, deep fry it along with steel katori on high till golden brown.
  14. Let them cool. Take them out of the steel katoris. Fried on high heat, they should be really crisp.
  15. To serve: Put one Dahi Bhalla in each katori.
  16. Pour some sweet chutney and green chutney as per your liking.
  17. Sprinkle some raisins, chaat masala and red chilli powder, as per your liking.
  18. Enjoy the wonderful taste of 'Dahi Bhallas' with the added crispy touch.

Reviews for Dahi Bhalla Katori (14)

Esther Samuel2 years ago


Heeraal Shah2 years ago


Meghana Naik2 years ago

Very nic

Reena Verma2 years ago


pushpanjali Sharma2 years ago

I also make this but baked version

Preeti Tanwar3 years ago


Shilpa gupta3 years ago

I too make this on special occasions :relaxed:

Vineeta Ezra3 years ago

Very nice idea Raj. I never thought to fry a steel katori in the oil, it's gonna b a different experience for me coz m definitely going to try it.

Aysha Patel3 years ago


Bindiya Sharma4 years ago


Vinita Agarwal4 years ago

Looks delicious

bina bedi4 years ago

Raj all time favourite!!!!!

Ritu Sharma4 years ago

Innovative and looks delicious!

Deviyani Srivastava4 years ago

the katori idea is so cool!!! looks nice and crispy!!!

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