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Dahi Bhalla

Deep fried balls of Urad dal, spiced, soaked and served in yogurt. Dahi vada (also known as Dahi Bhalla in Punjabi, thayir vadai in Tamil and Malayalam, perugu vada in Telugu, mosaru vade in Kannada, Dahi Barain Oriya and Doi Bora in Bengali) is an Indian chaat, prepared by soaking vadas in thick yogurt (ANANDA DAHI). Here we provides a simple and easy Dahi Bhalla recipe.

  • Preparation Time : 8-10 hours
  • Cooking Time : 30-40 minutes
  • Servings : 4
  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal)1 1/2 cups
  • Saltto taste
  • Red chilli powder1 teaspoon
  • Raisins15-20
  • Asafoetidaa pinch
  • Oilfor deep frying
  • ANANDA YOGURT6-7 cups
  • Rock salt (sendha namak)1 teaspoon
  • Mint chutneyto taste
  • Sweet date and tamarind chutneyto taste
  • Roasted cumin powder2 teaspoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves,chopped2 tablespoon
  • Ginger,cut into thin strips1 inch piece
  • Green chilli,chopped2

Method

Wash and soak dal in three cups of cold water overnight.

Drain off excess water the following day. Grind dal to a smooth paste.

Whisk half a teaspoon of salt, half a teaspoon of red chilli powder, raisins and asafoetida into the batter.

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Drop batter in tablespoonfuls in it and fry until light golden.

Drain onto an absorbent paper. These are now called bhallas or vadas. Put bhallas in sufficient quantity of hot water. Leave for two minutes. Squeeze between your palms to drain out water. Whisk yogurt (ANANDA YOGURT) well with rock salt (kala namak) and salt to taste. Place bhallas on a plate and cover with yogurt (ANANDA YOGURT). Add mint chutney and tamarind chutney. Sprinkle red chilli powder and roasted cumin powder. Garnish with coriander leaves, ginger julienne and chopped green chillies and serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Amount per Serving Calories 140

Calories from Fat 72.0

Total Fat 8g 12%

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrate 11g 3%

Protein 5g 10%

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