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Authentic Recipe of Dahi Vada. Mouthwatering Indian Traditional Yogurt Fritters from Karnataka.

Dahi vada is fritters dipped in creamy yogurt and sprinkled with flavorful spices. The street snack is popular throughout India.

Things to know about Dahi Vada Recipe

The Indian Traditional Yogurt Fritters, or Dahi Vada, is a street snack dipped in yogurt and sprinkled with spices.

The dish is popular throughout India. “Dahi” means “curd” in Hindi. “Vada” is “fritters.” In Marathi, the dish is called Dahi Vade. Punjabis call the dish “Dahi Bhalla”. A 12th-century Sanskrit encyclopedia mentions the snack. There are also mentions in text from 500 B.C.

There are various varieties of Vada. These include Idli Vada, Medu Vada, and Vada Pav. Medu Vada is made of black gram flour. Idli Vada is a combination of a rice cake and Vada. Vada Pav is a stuffing of potatoes in a bun.

Dahi Vada – Indian Traditional Yogurt Fritters from Karnataka

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: दही वड़ा
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Dish Type Fritter Recipes
Main Cooking Method Fried, Fried (Pan)
Occasional Cooking Weekend Family Meal Recipes


Servings 5 People
Calories / Serving 206 kcal


  • 1/2 cup Black Gram
  • 1/2 cup Black Lentil
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 cups Yogurt
  • 3 tbsp Tamarind Chutney
  • 4 tbsp Water chilled
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black Salt – Kala Namak
  • 1/2 tsp Chaat Masala Powder
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  • Add the lentils to a blender and make a smooth paste.
  • Transfer the paste to a bowl and add salt.
  • Heat oil in a pan on medium flame.
  • Drop the batter into the pan.
  • Cook on both sides until golden-brown.
  • Take a bowl and add yogurt. Whisk well.
  • Pour the yogurt over the Vada.
  • Sprinkle spices and serve.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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Calories: 206kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 13gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 284mgPotassium: 216mgFiber: 9gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 104IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 152mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Dahi Vada Recipe, Indian Traditional Yogurt Fritters, दही वड़ा
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Cooking tip for making Dahi Vada

You can refrigerate the Vada for a day and sprinkle spices just before serving.

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