Dahi vada chaat

AuthorKhushi
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

Follow our Food Recipe and Make Dahi vada chaat in simple Steps at Home.

It is a popular North Indian snack that is made during special occasions and festivals.

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Dahi vada chaat
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time30 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time1 hr 10 mins
 500 g Urad Dal
 ½ tsp Baking powder
 1 cup Refined Oil
 2 cups Curd
 1 tsp Powdered chilli
 1 tsp Sugar
 2 tbsp Cumin Seeds
 1 tsp Black Salt
 1 tbsp Chaat masala For Garnishing
 2 inches Ginger
 2 Green Chilli
 1 handful chopped coriander leaves
 2 tbsp Tamarind paste
Step 1 / 4
1

Wash and soak the urad dal overnight and grind to a fine paste by adding very little water. The batter should be thick enough to make the vada. Beat the batter very well till light and fluffy. Add salt, baking powder and beat well again.

Step 2 / 4
2

To test whether the batter is ready or not, slowly drop the batter in a glass of water. If the batter floats on the top, it is ready, if not you need to beat it more. Pre-heat oil in a deep frying pan, place a plastic sheet in your palm. Wet the plastic sheet and place a little batter and shape like a big lemon sized ball.

Step 3 / 4
3

Flatten the top of the ball with wet fingers and drop slowly into the hot oil. Deep fry on medium heat for sometime and then fry on low heat till golden brown. Remove these deep-fried vadas into a bowl of water and let them soak for 15-20 minutes. Remove and gently press between your palms so that excess water oozes out. Keep them aside. Finish making vadas with the rest of the remaining batter and put them in water like you did for the earlier batch.

Step 4 / 4
4

Pass the yogurt through a sieve to ensure that there are no lumps. Add in the sugar, salt and mix well. To make the Dahi vada Masala: Dry roast the cumin seeds till light brown and fragrant. Grind to a smooth powder. Finely chop the green chilies and coriander leaves. Scrap the ginger clean, wash, and cut into julienne. To serve, place the Dahi Vada vada in a serving bowl and pour the curd mixture evenly all over the vadas and cover them completely. Sprinkle chat masala powder, red chili powder, and cumin powder. Also put a spoon of tamarind and green chutney. Happy eating!

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Ingredients

 500 g Urad Dal
 ½ tsp Baking powder
 1 cup Refined Oil
 2 cups Curd
 1 tsp Powdered chilli
 1 tsp Sugar
 2 tbsp Cumin Seeds
 1 tsp Black Salt
 1 tbsp Chaat masala For Garnishing
 2 inches Ginger
 2 Green Chilli
 1 handful chopped coriander leaves
 2 tbsp Tamarind paste

Directions

Step 1 / 4
1

Wash and soak the urad dal overnight and grind to a fine paste by adding very little water. The batter should be thick enough to make the vada. Beat the batter very well till light and fluffy. Add salt, baking powder and beat well again.

Step 2 / 4
2

To test whether the batter is ready or not, slowly drop the batter in a glass of water. If the batter floats on the top, it is ready, if not you need to beat it more. Pre-heat oil in a deep frying pan, place a plastic sheet in your palm. Wet the plastic sheet and place a little batter and shape like a big lemon sized ball.

Step 3 / 4
3

Flatten the top of the ball with wet fingers and drop slowly into the hot oil. Deep fry on medium heat for sometime and then fry on low heat till golden brown. Remove these deep-fried vadas into a bowl of water and let them soak for 15-20 minutes. Remove and gently press between your palms so that excess water oozes out. Keep them aside. Finish making vadas with the rest of the remaining batter and put them in water like you did for the earlier batch.

Step 4 / 4
4

Pass the yogurt through a sieve to ensure that there are no lumps. Add in the sugar, salt and mix well. To make the Dahi vada Masala: Dry roast the cumin seeds till light brown and fragrant. Grind to a smooth powder. Finely chop the green chilies and coriander leaves. Scrap the ginger clean, wash, and cut into julienne. To serve, place the Dahi Vada vada in a serving bowl and pour the curd mixture evenly all over the vadas and cover them completely. Sprinkle chat masala powder, red chili powder, and cumin powder. Also put a spoon of tamarind and green chutney. Happy eating!

You can also find us on Twitter, Facebook. Visit for Submit Recipe.

Dahi vada chaat

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