Crispy Dahi Vade

A simple twist in the ever popular dahi vade makes it all the more tasty and irresistible This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Crispy Dahi Vade

Main Ingredients Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal), Tata Sampann Chana Dal
Cuisine Indian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 8-10 hour
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Tangy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Crispy Dahi Vade

  • 1 cup Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) washed and soaked for 6-8 hours and drained
  • 1/2 cup Tata Sampann Chana Dal washed and soaked for 6-8 hours and drained
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 2-3 Green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger finely chopped
  • 1/4 Green chilli paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Black peppercorns crushed
  • 1/2 teaspo to sprinkle Pink salt
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 1/2 tabl to garnish Fresh coriander leaves chopepd
  • to deep fry Oil
  • to serve Chilled sweetened yogurt
  • to sprinkle Date and tamarind chutney
  • to sprinkle Green chutney
  • to garnish Spicy banana chips


  1. Put split black grams and Tata Sampann Chana Dal in a mixer jar and grind to a coarse paste. Transfer the mixture into a bowl.
  2. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
  3. Add cumin seeds, green chillies, ginger, green chilli paste, crushed black peppercorns, pink salt, salt and coriander leaves and mix well.
  4. Dip your hand in water, drop in small portions of the mixture into hot oil and deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  5. For serving, put some yogurt in individual bowls and place a few vade on top. Sprinkle a little yogurt, date and tamarind chutney and green chutney over the vade. Sprinkle a little pink salt and coriander leaves. Crush banana chips and put them on top. Serve immediately.