This is actually a traditional Indian (Hyderabad) recipe eaten as a snack or at high tea. We make these Dahi Badas especially during Iftaar in Ramadan. This is my Mom's recipe, it has a Hyderabadi touch!
Mix all the ingredients for the batter (with water)and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
Mix the spices& herbs in the yoghurt; It should be of thin consistency.
Heat oil in a frypan; Lightly drop the batter with a teaspoon or tablespoon depending upon your taste for the size.
Deep fry to a medium golden brown and drop these into the yoghurt mixture, directly from the oil; Please be careful of the spatters while dropping the badas. Alternatively, you could drop the hot badas in salted water. Let them soak for 4-5 mins and press between the palms to take out excess water (please don't press too hard). And then transfer to the yoghurt mixture.
Let them soak for 5-10 mins in the yoghurt mixture.
Heat about a quarter cup oil and fry all the ingredients for 1-2 minutes; Be careful that they don't burn!
Transfer this to the yoghurt mixture immediately and cover the lid.