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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dahi Vada / Lentils dumplings in yogurt

Dahi Wada or lentils dumplings in yogurt  is a famous dish of india. It is widely savoured in all the parts of India and is a rich dish. The taste is unique in itself. I make it on festivals, gatherings or any family get-togethers. This dish gives a rich addition to the menu. Here, I am sharing the recipe with pictures..


For Dumplings ( Vada ) –

Urad daal – 2 cups
Chana daal- ¼ cup
Gara masala Powder- 1 tbs
Salt to taste
Green chilly – 3 chopped.
Coriander Leaves – ¼ cup chopped
Ginger – 3 tbs chopped
Oil for deep frying
Curd - 3- 4 cups beaten.

For Seasoning

Roasted and powdered cumin seeds – 3-4 tbs.
Chaat Masala- 2 tbs
Red Chilly Powder – ½ tbs ( optional)

Method :

Soak urad and chana daal overnight and grind coarsely.

In the mixture add chopped green chilly, coriander, ginger, salt, garam masala powder and mix properly.

Heat oil in a wok.

Take small quantity of the mixture and drop it in hot oil. Try to drop by giving it a round shape. Fry till golden.

Similarly fry all and soak in water.

For serving, take 2- 4 vadas in a serving plate, pour some beaten curd over them.  Pour some sonth chutney. (Tamarind, jaggery sauce)

Sprinkle roasted and powdered cumin seeds, chaat masala, red chilly powder if you like and serve.


Hope you liked it ...


  1. Hi there, just saw this blog post on your Facebook page and followed you through Google Connect. This is a very interesting recipe. I haven't tried making an Indian cuisine recipe before and I'd love to try and make one. I just need to figure out where I can buy "Chaat Masala"

  2. Hi Divine Dinner Party,

    Thanks for stepping in and for your comments.. Do try it..If u are not getting " chaat masala", then you can use black salt and roasted cumin powder. It gives almost same taste..Hope it helps..Waiting for your pic of this dish on facebook..:)