How to make Stuffed Dahi Vada -

A flavourful raw banana mixture coated with a vada batter and fried. Served with sweetened yogurt and chutneys. Making Stuffed Dahi Vadas is an absolutely satisfying way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Sweetened yogurt, Urad dal batter

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Stuffed Dahi Vada

Stuffed Dahi Vada Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Stuffed Dahi Vada Recipe

  • Sweetened yogurt to serve

  • Urad dal batter Soaked and ground batter as required

  • Oil 1 tablespoon + for deep frying

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 5-6

  • Green chillies finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon

  • Raw bananas boiled, peeled and mashed 2

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Dried ginger powder (soonth) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 1 teaspoon

  • Date chutney to serve

  • Roasted cumin powder for garnishing

  • Red chilli powder for garnishing


Step 1

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds, black gram and sauté till the gram is browned.

Step 2

Add curry leaves, green chillies and sauté for a minute.

Step 3

Add raw banana, mix well and cook on low heat for 1-2 minutes.

Step 4

Add turmeric powder, salt, lemon juice and sugar. Mix well and cook for a minute.

Step 5

Add 1 tablespoon chopped coriander and mix well. Transfer on a plate and allow to cool. Mix with your hands.

Step 6

Add dried ginger powder and mix again. Divide the mixture into small equal portions shaped into balls.

Step 7

Add salt and 1 teaspoon hot oil to the batter and mix well. Ensure that the batter is thick and of a coating consistency.

Step 8

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Dip the banana mixture balls in the batter, coat well and deep-fry in the hot oil till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 9

Place fried balls in a serving dish. Drizzle yogurt on top of them. Top with date chutney and sprinkle cumin powder, red chilli powder and chopped coriander on top. Serve immediately.

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