A Ramchandani Special: Indian Dahi Vade

Total Time
24hrs 35mins
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 35 mins

Preparation time includes overnight soaking time of the white lentil.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Clean the urad dal the night before you wish to prepare these. Remove stones, dirt, etc. Wash thoroughly and soak in a clean bowl of water overnight.
  2. Wash the soaked lentil thoroughly in the morning.
  3. Replenish the water of the white urad dal in the morning.
  4. Wash well, drain and using a little water, prepare a thick consistency paste of the white lentils in a mixer.
  5. Transfer this paste to a bowl.
  6. Add ginger, green chillies, salt to taste and baking soda to this and mix well.
  7. Shape into vadas and deep fry in hot oil.
  8. In a bowl, whisk the yoghurt thoroughly.
  9. Add the deep fried vadas to the whisked yoghurt.
  10. Garnish with red chilli powder, black salt, cumin powder, slit green chillies, stir-fried long red chillies and the finely chopped corriander leaves.
  11. Serve cold with some sweet chutney drizzled over the vadas.
  12. Enjoy!