Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Dahi Vada

for vada
Urad daal
oil for deep frying

for yoghurt sauce
Plain yoghurt
red chillie powder
crushed ginger -1 tsp
8-10 curry leaves
corriander leaves-coarsely chopped for garnish

For tempering:
2 tbs oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp urad daal
a pinch of hing
1 tsp turmeric

Make vada as per this recipe.
Soak the vada briefly for 2 min in hot boiling water. (This step is to make the vada soak faster in yoghurt sauce in the subsequent step and is optional. If you bypass this step it may take sligthly longer for the dahi vada to be ready but will not make a difference in taste)
Take out the vada draining excess water by pressing with a spatula and transfer them to the yoghurt sauce prepared as below.

Yoghurt sauce:
Whisk the yoghurt slightly with a hand whisk to make it homogeneous. Don't overdo..
In a pan heat oil for tempering and add all the ingredients mentioned in order. As the seeds start to splutter stir in the crushed ginger and curry leaves. Take off the flame and mix in with the yoghurt. Adjust the salt in the sauce.
Now add the vadas to the sauce and garnish with chopped corriader and chilly powder. Let them rest for about half hour for the sauce and tastes to infuse. Chill before serving if desired. I am too impatient for this step, and the dahi vada are yummy even without this.

Thanks to friends Esai, Aruna and SH for sharing these cute tokens - the Blogger appreciation award 2009, Esai for the Butterfly award and Aruna for the Cheerleading blog award. I wish to share these with all my followers and blogger friends!

Cheers -:)


2009 sure has been quite an eventful year with lots of different tastes and new friends and cheers down the road. I have enjoyed blogging and sharing with you all friends and learnt a lot, although it was diffcult to keep the pace at times.

Wishing all my readers lots of good Cheer in the coming year 2010!


  1. thank u for ur nice recipes & wishes..
    me too have da pleasure in wishing u a very happy & prosperous new year...

  2. Thank you for the wishes and dropping by! Glad you find the recipes interesting.

  3. Dear Raje
    After a long time and with this wonderful recipe!
    Dahi Vadas are forever. I remember while in Kuwait, I used to buy Medu Vada cut them, boil in water and then into seasoned dahi..I blogged on this method too..:-). I am really crazy after Dahi Vada. I just love the seasoning you have used. I add chopped green chili and ginger in seasoning and add red chili powder while eating
    Happy New year to you and Family

  4. Never tried this....Looks yummy..

  5. Nicely presented it and looks also yummy...wish u a very happy new year ..

  6. Hey, I just had Dahi Vada a couple of days ago at Saravana Bhavan. This one reminds me of it. Looks delish.

  7. Thank you all for the nice comments.
    Ushnish, you are right one can eat this as many times and never get bored. Just the multi-step procedure makes it a little timeconsuming process to prepare. But as you suggested if you use the purchased vadas or even leftover from a prior festival day, one can quickly whip up a real fancy dish in mins.

  8. well presented..One of my fav's ..looks absolutely yummy!!!

  9. Yumlicious Dahi vada Raje.....

    Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year dear:)

  10. My fav raje..Looks tempting and feel like having some..Congrats dear wishing u many more to come..
    BTW How r u doing?wishing u & ur family happy new year!!

  11. Yummy one,nice presentation.Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year dear:)

  12. Amiga...

    que a fé e a esperança num mundo melhor sejam revividas a cada dia em seu coração!
    Feliz 2010!!!

    Itabira - Brasil

  13. oooh now im real hungry..this looks GOOD..i love dahi vada
    Happy New Year!!

  14. Happy New year and wishing you & your family all the best for the coming year.

  15. This is one of my favs and looks mouthwatering..Have a wonderful 2010

  16. Hi Raje, long time...Wish you a very happy new year. Love the Vadas can have them any time and still not get bored. Do visit whenever time permits.take care.

  17. Similar to hyderabadi style dahi vadas .. which I LOVE! Wish you could send these over to me .. craving a bowl of them right now :)

  18. Hey dear wish you n your family a very Happy New Year !!

    Dahi vada looks fabulous.. Am too tempted now! :)

  19. yummy dahi vadas...its my all time fav.

  20. you have a nice blog.you can visit my blog and give ur comments.

  21. I love dahivadas... and after seeing it, I feel like having them right away:)

    Cheers and Do visit,

  22. That yougurt sauce sounds delicious! Love the flavors!

  23. This is my all time fav ...Raje after long time iam back to ur blog
    Happy New year 2010 and happy Pongal


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