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Author vahchef Yield No Value
Published Dec 11, 2007 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Appetizers Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Other Standing Time 1 hour
Description: Dahi vada (lentil dumplings) is a popular Indian chaat, prepared by soaking vadas in thick dahi. The hot deep fried vadas are first soaked in water and then transferred to thick beaten yogurt. These are great as a side dish for a formal dinners.

Recipe of DAHI VADA

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Dahi (yogurt) 500 ml
Curry Leaves 5 Leaf
Green Chilies Chopped 1-2 Numbers
Salt 1 To Taste
Cumin 1 Tablespoons
Red Chili 2 Piece
Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves 1 Bunch
Hing To Taste
Urad Daal 1 Cup
Oil To Fry


  • For vada - Clean, wash and soak the daal overnight.
  • Grind it into smooth paste.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Heat oil in a pan and drop a spoonfuls of batter and fry till golden brown as shown.
  • Take the hot vadas and put in cold water for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now Take them out of water and squeeze the water and keep aside.
  • For Dahi -add cumin , gr chilli,coriander leaves
  • blend and add to yougurt and season
  • Serving - In a deep dish arrange wada and pour dahi over them.
  • Garnish with tempering as shown
  • Serve the dahi vadas chilled.
  • Posted Dec 11, 2007

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    Teesra Sep 3, 2011
    Love this. I remember my Granny making it for me in my childhood days.

    Jandhyala Ravi Jul 8, 2011
    Dear Sanjay

    Though I have been experimenting with cooking for the last 20yrs, it was only a week back that I came across your site (currently I'm at Hyderabad, AP). I was simply flored by your wide range of recipes for a plethora of dishes, especially Andhra varities. My heartiest congratulations to you on completing 100 episodes and pray & wish that you add another "0" next to this, at the least!! I do have a few recipes that I would love to learn from you but will post them in my subsequent message. With best regards,..Jandhyala Ravi

    Fatty Mar 17, 2011
    Its reaally fantastic site Sanjay. Congrats to u. Keep going... Gud Luck. Vadas r awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Anas Khan Oct 23, 2010
    I pray to Allah....you live long...so many congratualtion on 100 video.....you such a great person......i like your dishes...my whole family member trust that your dish would be always testy.....I am requsting you kindly bring your father as well on Youtube?

    Smitha Ramesh Aug 5, 2010
    Hi sanjay,
    Just want to thank you for putting up this exemplary website with a lot of mouth watering dishes..
    We are vegetarians and until i stumbled upon this website by accident, I did not know we could make so many varieties of dishes.
    You are truly an inspirer and we sincerely hope you continue to inspire us with your fabulous cooking videos!

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