Dahi vada chaat! | How to make Dahi vada chaat!

By Swapna Sunil  |  18th Apr 2017  |  
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Dahi vada chaat!by Swapna Sunil
  • Prep Time


    1 /2Hours
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About Dahi vada chaat! Recipe

Dahi vada is a cool and subtle tasting dish for these hot summers, wherein the lentil dumplings are soaked in thin yogurt and are topped with spicy chutneys and powders that not only add the sweet tangy flavors, but also gives a twist to regularly made dahi vadas!

Dahi vada chaat!, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Dahi vada chaat! is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Swapna Sunil. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Dahi vada chaat! is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Dahi vada chaat! recipe by Swapna Sunil. Dahi vada chaat! can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Dahi vada chaat! just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Dahi vada chaat! can serve 6 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Dahi vada chaat!.

Dahi vada chaat!

Ingredients to make Dahi vada chaat!

  • 2 cups: urad dal
  • 2 tbsp: moong dal
  • 2 tsp: cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp: green chillies finely chopped
  • salt to taste (for batter)
  • oil for deep frying
  • For spicy yogurt:
  • 2 cups thick yogurt
  • 2 cups or more: water (for yogurt)
  • 1 tsp: pepper powder
  • 1 tsp: chaat masala
  • 2 tsp: salt
  • For green chutney:
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup: cilantro
  • 2 tbsp: onion
  • 1 inch: ginger
  • 2 cloves: garlic
  • 2 nos: green chilli
  • 2 tbsp: lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • For date and tamarind chutney :
  • 10 nos dates pitted
  • Golf ball sized tamarind
  • 3 tbsp jaggery
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp: fennel powder
  • 1 tsp: dry ginger powder
  • 1 tsp: red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp: dry mango powder
  • 1/2 tsp: roasted cumin powder
  • For final dressing: roasted cumin powder
  • Red chilli powder for spiciness
  • salt
  • Chaat masala for sprinkling
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Chopped onion
  • Sev (optional )

How to make Dahi vada chaat!

  1. Wash and soak the lentils in enough water overnight. Grind them into smooth paste adding little water into a thick batter. Wet grinders work the best for this.
  2. Add the batter to a stand mixer with paddle attachment, whip the batter until well aerated and small piece of batter added to a cup of water floats on top.
  3. Next add the chopped chillies, cumin seeds, salt and mix.
  4. Heat oil in a deep pan for frying. Once hot add spoonful of batter at a time resembling round dumplings and fry them until golden and drain them onto a paper towel.
  5. Once they are cooled to touch add then to a bowl of water and let the vadas sit and soak up in water for 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile prep up with the spicy yogurt. Take thick yogurt into a deep bowl add water and whisk into a thin buttermilk. Later add in the salt, pepper powder, chat masala and whisk again.
  7. Now squeeze out water from the soaked vadas and add them to the spicy buttermilk. Cover and refrigerate for couple of hours by then the vadas absorb most of the buttermilk and turn out soft and spongy.
  8. While they are resting in the fridge start up with the chutneys. For green chutney grind all the ingredients mentioned in its section until smooth and little runny, by adding water if required. Scoop the chutney into a bowl and keep ready.
  9. For date tamarind chutney: In a small sauce pan add half cup of water along with dates, tamarind, jaggery and simmer until dates and tamarind soften and become pulpy.
  10. Later cool the mixture and add them to a blender jar along with the other ingredients mentioned in its list and blend into a smooth paste. Scoop into a bowl and keep ready.
  11. Take out the buttermilk soaked vadas into serving bowl/plate dress them with green and date tamarind chutneys. Sprinkle with cumin powder, chaat masala, red chilli powder, salt , chopped cilantro, chopped onion and sev if using.
  12. Spicy tangy chaat dahi vadas are ready to dig in.
  13. Super coolers for scorching summers agree or not ?

My Tip:

Soaking the vadas in water removes excess oil and turns them spongy that helps in absorbing most of the buttermilk.

Reviews for Dahi vada chaat! (1)

Kanak Patel2 years ago

my mother's fav! will make soon

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