Dahi bhalla/Dahi Vada

Dahi Vada or bhalla is a popular snack in India.It is prepared by soaking vadas (fried flour balls) in thick curd.



  1. Urad dal-1cup /soaked for 3-4 hrs
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Rock salt -1tsp
  4. Red chilly powder-just to sprinkle over dahi bhalla
  5. Asofaetida-1tsp
  6. Baking soda -a pinch
  7. Roasted cumin-1tsp
  8. Sweet curd-1cup


  1. Blend urad dal into a paste without adding water or just 1-2tsp of water
  2. To the paste ,add salt ,rock salt ,asofaetida and keep whisking with spatula or with hands continuously until fluffy.
  3. Add roasted cumin seeds or powder to it and whisk and set aside
  4. Now heat oil in a kadhai and when its a little hot add paste with the help of spoons or with hands in a size if small round ball into the oil.
  5. Drop in as much as the kadhai can hold.
  6. Now cook them on a low medium flame until it turns golen brown and perfectly cooked from inside too 
  7. Note-  Dont increase the flame while frying bhalla otherwise it will turn brown from outside but wont cook from within.
  8. Now take out all bhalla from kadhai and dip in salty water for a 2-3 mins and then squeeze excess water and plate in.

Serving Dahi bhalla:

  • Plate bhalla in a small plate or bowl 
  • Then cover the bhalla with sweet full cream thick curd.
  • A little of red meethi chutney and green spicy chutney will add in to the flavour (but its optional if you dont have it will then also be delicious )
  • Sprinkle little red chilly powder , rock salt and little pomegranate arils on top.
  • Enjoy this delicious mouthwatering snack and try this recipe at home.

Author: soniabarton

A Dubai based blogger luv cooking makeup n travelling and a lot of other fun stuff lyk Dubsmashing, exploring gagdets and gaming(playstation)

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