How to Make Dahi Wada - Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Dahi Wada

Make this savoury dish on a weekend and watch the faces of your folks come alive. These fluffy wadas taste awesome in its own right, but when made into tongue-tickling dahi wadas, their appeal just shoots through the roof. If you want the dish to look and taste more appealing, garnish it elaborately with sev, finely chopped onions and coriander.
Serves Preparation Time
Cooking Time
2 People 2 Hours (soaking time)
20 – 25 Minutes


For Vadas

  • 1/2 cup urad dal, soaked for 2 hours and drained
  • 2 tsp green chillies, chopped
  • 2 tsp ginger, chopped
  • Salt to taste

For Topping

  • 1 1/2 cup whisked curds (dahi)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • Chilli powder for sprinkling
  • 2 tbsp tamarind dates chutney
  • Roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder for sprinkling
  • Black salt for garnishing

For Garnishing

  • 1 tbsp coriander, finely chopped


Step 1

Combine urad dal, green chillies, ginger and salt and grind to a smooth paste using approx. ¼ cup of water. Keep the batter aside for a while.

Step 2

Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry 3-4 vadas at a time. Keep flipping and fry them thoroughly till they turn light golden brown in colour from all the sides.

Step 3

Drain on a napkin paper and keep aside.

Step 4

In a bowl, combine curd and sugar, mix well and keep the aside.

Step 5

Take enough water in a deep bowl and drop the vadas in. Let them soak in water for 10-15 minutes.

Step 6

Remove the wadas from water and squeeze out all the excess water. Flatten it lightly between your palms.

Step 7

Arrange 3-4 vadas on a serving dish and top with sweetened curd.

Step 8

Sprinkle a little chilli powder, a tablespoon of tamarind dates chutney, a little cumin seeds powder and some black salt.

Step 9

Serve immediately or keep it in the fridge for 15-20 mins before serving.

Nutritional Information

Calories 220 K cal
 Proteins 16.0 g
Fats 15.5 g
Carbohydrates  54.2 g
Cholesterol  48 mg
Sodium 503 mg
Potassium 55 mg
*For frying, add approximately 10 grams of fat per serving at 9 Kcal/gm of fat.
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