Dahi Bhallas (Non-Fried) | How to make Dahi Bhallas (Non-Fried)

By Vidya Narayan  |  17th Apr 2018  |  
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About Dahi Bhallas (Non-Fried) Recipe

One of the most favourite North Indian Street Food Snack or Punjabi Cuisine, a typical brunch option too during festive occasions and get-togethers at home, ideal for summers and when they are non-fried, less guilt in consuming them too. Punjabi cuisine thrives on using fresh dairy products like ghee, milk, curd, lassi etc and Dahi Bhallas with fresh chutneys and spices are one of their best snack or appetizer variety.

Dahi Bhallas (Non-Fried)

Ingredients to make Dahi Bhallas (Non-Fried)

  • 1 Cup urad dal soaked for 2 hours
  • 1/2 tsp of hing
  • 1 tsp cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups of curd for atleast 20 wadas
  • 2 tsps sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • A pinch of Kashmiri Lal Mirch or red chilli powder
  • A pinch of Chaat masala
  • A big pinch of Roasted Jeera powder / cumin
  • 4 – 5 tblsp of Meetha / Sweet tamarind Chutney
  • 2 Tblsp of Green coriander Chutney

How to make Dahi Bhallas (Non-Fried)

  1. Wash and soak the Urad Dal for 2 hours. Drain the water, grind it with only ½ cup of water until a thick smooth paste is formed.
  2. Add salt, hing and cumin seeds. Mix and prepare the appe pan for making the wadas Heat the appe pan and season it with a drop of oil.
  3. Now add few drops of oil into the moulds and then slowly pour the thick batter. Ensure the heat is on low flame.
  4. Leave ¼ space on top to allow the vadas to rise while cooking. Cover the appe pan with a lid.
  5. Let it cook for a good 5 minutes before turning on the other side and add few drops of oil.
  6. Once its cooked, remove and directly put them in a bowl of cool water.
  7. Soak the vadas for 15 minutes, drain and prepare the curd mixture.
  9. Squeeze out the water from the wadas lightly and place them in a bowl for serving.
  10. Pour ladles of cool curd that is whisked with sugar and salt. Add some Meetha chutney, green coriander chutney
  11. Sprinkle some Chaat Masala powder, Roasted Cumin Powder, Kashmiri Lal Mirch Powder
  12. Finely chopped coriander leaves as garnish in the end and serve immediately.

My Tip:

Planning to make this a day in advance for a brunch next day? – Just make the wadas in the appe pan and store them in a container in the refrigerator. The next day, just heat the vadas for 30 seconds in a Microwave so that they are warm when they are soaked in the water.

Reviews for Dahi Bhallas (Non-Fried) (1)

Reema Garg10 months ago

Would love to try this.