Sunday, August 24, 2014


Perfect dish for summer ! ..

Urad dal .... 1 cup (soak for few hours )
Yogurt ...... 2 cups or more if needed
Raisins ..... handful
Baking powder ... 1/8 tsp
Salt ......... to taste
Sugar .... little to add in the yogurt.
Oil ..... to fry
Roasted and ground cumin powder and red chilli powder (for garnishing)
Sweet Date and tamarind chutney (for garnishing)

1. Wash and soak the urad dal for a few hours.
2. Grind to a thick batter adding very little water.
3. Mix the raisins, salt and baking powder to the batter just before frying.( the salt leaves water and it will make the batter watery)
4. Heat oil in a kadai / frying pan and fry the vadas.
5. Drop them into water for soaking.
6. Churn the yogurt adding salt to taste and sugar to balance it.
7. Squeeze out the water carefully with light hands and put them into yogurt and let them soak again.
8. When you are ready to serve add some more churned yogurt if needed. Garnish with cumin and chilli powders and sweet chutney.  


  1. awesome dahi vadas look so yummy
    it has been my fav

    and u know what my mom also used kishmish in this batter bt no baking soda though

    thanks for linking shobha

  2. such a tempting n decorative vadas...

  3. Gorgeous dahi vadas, love it any time.

  4. Dahi vada looks yummy and inviting.Love it.

  5. oh they are looking so beautiful!! can I have one??? delicious and mouthwatering.. Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

    Event - Authentic Indian Sweets w giveaway
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  6. One of my favorites.. love to have anytime..

  7. I can have dahi vadas anytime, most favourite..

  8. You did not mention about draining water from the vadas by squeezing them.I was wondering is that step not needed?Nice photo taken

    1. Yes You have to slightly squeeze them without breaking carefully. I guess that is always done. so did not mention. I will add that now .. thanks :)

  9. I haven't heard of this before. It looks really interesting though.