How to make Dahi Vada?

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dahi vada

A strong reason to know how to make dahi vada / thayir vada is that it is a super-delicious snack. It is another type of medu vada. The uniqueness of this food is that it is soaked in hot water and then soaked in fresh dahi and is served with dahi. Another reason to find out how to make dahi vada is because you can make it at home to your taste needs and also save money, as this food, at restaurants, is usually costly.

What are the main ingredients of the dahi vada recipe? It has two key ingredients: urud dal and dahi. Make sure the later has a plain flavor and not sour one. The reason is sour yogurt may not give the same taste as the plain type.

To make this food tastier, dahi vada recipe needs it to be garnished with carrot gratings, chopped green chilies and khara boondi at the time you want to eat or serve the vada.

Did you know?
kara boondi
Kara boondi is a fine topping for dahi vada, as the boondi gives a crunchy side to the vada. In just a few simple steps, you can make fresh kara boondi, right in your kitchen.

There is no need for a side dish for this cuisine. Tamarind chutney, however, is a side dish that has a good fit with this snack.

Here is how to make medu vada

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Servings: 15-20 dahi vadas


1. Medu vada / urud vada / uddina vada 15
2. Dahi / yogurt / curd / thayir / perugu / mosaru 2-and-1/2 to 3 cups
3. Jeera / cumin seeds / jeerige 1 teaspoon
4. Red chili powder 1/2 teaspoon
5. Green chilies 2-3
6. Sugar 1/2 teaspoon
7. Carrot 1
8. Khara boondi for garnishing
9. Salt to taste

Dahi Vada Recipe

1. Soak medu vadas in 2 cups of hot water for 10-15 minutes.

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Soak medu vadas in buttermilk, made from mixing half cup of dahi with 1 cup of water, for about 1 hour or till the vadas become soft.

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2. Take out the vadas and squeeze them to remove the water / buttermilk.

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3. Roast jeera till it becomes golden brown or till it splutters.

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Powder the jeera, using a rolling pin or a stone.

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4. Chop the chilies and grate the carrot.

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5. Add chili powder, jeera powder, sugar and salt to the dahi.

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6. Add the vadas to the dahi mixture. Mix. Keep aside for 5-10 minutes.

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7. Garnish with chilies, carrot gratings and khara boondi.

Dahi vada / thayir vada is ready.

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TIPS How to make Dahi Vada
1. If you do not have the time to mould the batter into vada shape, create simple, round shape portions and fry.
2. If you like tamarind chutney, use it as a side dish / dressing.
3. Serve / eat the vadas soon after they are ready, because the dahi usually becomes sour after some time. Or, keep them in the refrigerator to reduce the sourness and for later use.