Dahi Vada

The very popular pan Indian snack, urad dal dumplings fried and soaked in sweetened yogurt, sprinkled with chat masala This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Dahi Vada

Main Ingredients Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal), Yogurt
Cuisine Indian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 7-8 hour
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Dahi Vada

  • 1 cup Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) , soaked for 6-8 hours and drained
  • 1 cup Yogurt , sweetened
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • to taste Salt
  • to deep fry Oil
  • for drizzling Date and tamarind chutney
  • to sprinkle Roasted cumin powder
  • to taste Black salt
  • to sprinkle Red chilli powder
  • for garnish Fresh coriander leaves , chopped


  1. Put black gram in a mixer jar, add some water and grind into a smooth and thick batter. Transfer into a bowl, add asafoetida, cumin seeds and salt and whisk well till fluffy.
  2. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Put spoonful of batter into hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain in a bowl of cold water and soak for 5 minutes.
  3. Squeeze out excess water from the soaked vadas and place in individual serving bowls. Pour some sweetened yogurt over the vadas, drizzle some date-tamarind chutney and sprinkle some cumin powder, black salt and chilli powder on top.
  4. Serve immediately garnished with coriander leaves