Dahi Vada Chaat/Dahi Bhalla Chaat

Dahi vada chaat is a popular North Indian snack cum chaat resembles the South Indian Thayir vada with some variations.
South Indian version has a tempering and garnish with kaara boondhi whereas this one is with the chutneys such as tamarind and coriander.Garnishing can be done with fine sev and pomegranate seeds.Here goes the recipe..............................................

                                                 Dahi Vada Chaat/Dahi Bhalla Chaat

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 15-20 minutes
   Soaking time ~ 2-3 hours
   Resting time ~ 1 hour
   Serves ~ 3-4


Urad dhal/ulutham paruppu
1/2 cup
Green chilly/pacha milagai
1 no.
1 tsp
for frying
Thick Yogurt
11/2 cups
2 tbs
2 tbs
Red chilly powder/milagai podi
1/2 tsp
Chaat Masala powder
1 tsp
Coriander leaves (chopped)
for garnishing
Thin Sev
1-2 tbs
Pomegranate seeds(optional)
1 tbs

  • Soak the  urad dhal with enough water for 2-3 hours.Drain the excess water completely and grind it along with the green chilly to a fine paste with little water.If the batter is too thick to grind sprinkle some water and grind it.Transfer it to a bowl and add 1/2 tsp of salt and mix it well.

  • Heat a pan with oil,meanwhile whisk the yogurt with the remaining salt and keep it aside.Take a tbs of yogurt in a bowl and to this add around 1 cup of water and set it aside.
  • Once the oil is hot take a small portion of vada batter and drop it in the oil.Fry it in the oil till the vadas get golden and crisp.

  • Remove it from the oil and drop it in the buttermilk and soak it for 2-3 minutes.Fry rest of the batter.After 2-3 minutes,gently squeeze the excess butter milk and arrange in on a tray or serving bowl.Now add the whisked yogurt.

  •  Drizzle the tamarind and green chutney.Sprinkle the chaat masala powder and red chilly powder.Let it soak for 1 hour.

  • Finally sprinkle the coriander leaves and sev and serve it immediately.


  •  After adding the salt to the batter mix it well vigorously to incorporate air to get a fluffy batter.
  •  Whisk the yogurt well to get a smooth consistency.
  • The yogurt should be fresh and not too sour.
  • Instead of dumpling,it can be flatten like a vada and drop it in the oil.
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Yummy one of my favourite snacks looks wonderful

Dahi vadas are a favorite in my house. I make them in the appe pan.

Omg , Dahi Bhalle looks fabulous . Wonderful clicks..

am drooling here!!! fav chaat!!

Its only 7am in the morning and i couldnt stop myself drooling over that dahi vada..

Beautiful clicks,.. dahi vada chaat looks mouthwatering..

Yummy clicks!!! Love the platter!

Very nice click nalini ! i loved it ! nice wooden plank too

Beautiful clicks and a wonderful chaat..well presented.

Your pics are too good.chat looks super yummy.

Drooling over the pics Nalini, looks utterly delicious. I also posted Dahi Vada recipe two days back..
Happy New Year Wishes to you and family !!

Yummy. I am having my tea and typing this. Wish I could have some dahi vada as I am having my tea

yummy and tempting chat...

Lovely clicks ...looks mouthwatering !....love the plate its so pretty :-)

Could you pass me this plate. So yummy and mouthwatering.

Yum Yum Yum!! dahi vada looks outstanding... Love your beautiful presentation..

One of my favorites and so beautifully presented. Look super tempting

Lovely clicks! awesome platter and even better recipe.

Perfectly made dahi bhalla. Looks colorful and very tempting.

Lovely clicks! Love the dahi vada chaat.

OMG your clicks are so beautiful!..what a lovely presentation...enjoyed your series Nalini..

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