Indian Dahi Vada with Tarka

Dahi vada/Dahi Baray
Dahi vada / Dahi Baray is the dumplings of fried urad dal soaked in spiced curd. It is a special delicacy from North India and is prepared in most of the special occasions. It can be eaten as a snack or as a full meal. It is simple easy to follow the preparations

Ingredients for making Urad dal Vada:

Mash daal,Urad dal- 1 cup (soak over night)

Ginger thinly chopped- 1 tsp

Green chilly-1 nos

Red chilli  powder- 1/2 tsp

Salt-to taste

Baking soda 1 /2 tsp

Cumin seeds 1 tsp

Curry leaves chopped-1 tbsp

Coriander leaves chopped thinly-1 tbsp


Wash and soak urad dal in water for for at least four hours.

Drain it and grind it by adding  ginger ,green chilli ,cumin..

Grind in to a coarse paste by adding only one or two tablespoon of water.

Mix it with baking soda,red chilli powder, coriander leaves and curry leaves chopped.

Add only enough salt in to it and mix well for 2 minutes. (to remove air bubbles in it)

Heat oil in a deep frying pan.

Wet your hand with water.

Take a bowl of grinding paste and make a hole in it’s centre by pressing with your thumb finger.

Quickly add it in to the hot oil.

Add all the vada’s in this way by applying water on your hand in each step.

Fry it in low flame (if the flame is high; the inner part didn’t get cooked well.) until nice golden in color.

Drain in to paper towels.

For assembling,,,,,
Mash daal,Urad Dal Vada- 10 nos
curd/ yogurt -1/2 kg
Milk- 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves chopped-1 tbsp

Red chilly powder- 1/4 tsp

Chaat masala- 1/4 tsp

Salt-to taste

For Seasoning:
Oil- 1 ½ tbsp
Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds- ½ tsp
Dry red chilly -4
Curry leaves-1 spring

Green chillies 2 chopped

In a large bowl; mix two cups (or more) of water with enough salt.

Add the prepared vadas in to it. Soak it for a minute.

Take it out and squeeze it well to remove the water in it.

Add theses vada’s in to a plate.

Beat the curd and milk well by adding little salt in it.

Pour it on top of the vada’s evenly.

Now do the seasoning and temper ….

Heat a pan with oil; splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds.

Add dry red chilli,green chillies and curry leaves and switch off the flame.

Pour this seasonings over the curd.

Sprinkle chaat masala and coriander leaves.


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