Dahi Vada

Madhuri.Dixit's picture

Oct. 15, 2009

These Dahi Wadas are fabulous appetizers. These pulse fritters soaked in seasoned curds are favorite appetizers of both the north and South Indians. A much loved party fare, try out these dahi wadas for your next do and let me know if you like them !


Urad dhal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Raisins 20 , soaked
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Coconut 1 Tablespoon , cut into fine pieces
Coriander seeds 1 Teaspoon , roasted
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon , routed
Ghee 2 Tablespoon
Coriander leaves 4
Curds 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Tamarind water 1 Tablespoon
Green chillies 3 , chopped


Soak the dhal overnight,

Grind it the next morning with half a cup of water.

Add salt, coriander and cumin seeds, ginger, green chillies, raisins, coconut and coriander leaves.

Leave for an hour if possible.

Heat ghee in a frying pan.

Shape the dhal paste into flat cutlets (wadas) on the palm of your band and gently push them into the pan.

When fried they will puff out like pakoras.

Cool the wadas.

Soak in water for about an hour; squeeze out the water by pressing the wadas between your palms.

Put the wadas in beaten curd.

Season with salt and decorate with tamarind dots.

You can make the wadas a day in advance and keep them in the refrigerator.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1200Calories from Fat 402

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 46 g70.8%

Saturated Fat 28 g140%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2137 mg89.04%

Total Carbohydrates 138 g46%

Dietary Fiber 37 g148%

Sugars 18 g

Protein 55 g110%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet