Instant Dahi Vada
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Instant Dahi vada is quicker than authentic Dahi-Vada, but it is taste alike and yummy. This Instant Dahi vada is Very tasty and easier Dahi-Vada. Actually today I was craving for Dahi-Vada, but I forgot to sock lentils and it leads to me thought about Instant Dahi Vada new version of Dahi-Vada.
Recipe type: Streetfood & Chaat
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 7-8
  • ½ cup Moong Dal Flour
  • ½ cup Urad Dal Flour
  • 3-4 slices of Bread
  • 1 tbsp Suji/Semolina
  • Oil to fry
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp Green Chili Paste
  • Salt
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • 1½ cup Yogurt
  • Salt
  • ½ tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Cumin Powder
  • Tamarind Chutney
  • Sugar
  • Green Chutney
  • Chat Masala
  1. Remove sides (brown parts) of bread and soak in the water for 2 minutes, squeeze all the water from the bread and mash in the bowl.
  2. Now add both flour, suji and then make thick batter like regular dahi-vada batter.
  3. Add salt, ginger-green chili paste, pinch of soda and then mix well.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep pan. Once oil is hot enough for frying; drop a small –small ball in oil using your hand and fry vadas in small batches, until golden all around.
  5. After you have made all the vadas, place them in lukewarm water or buttermilk and soak for about 5-6 minutes.
  6. Lightly squeeze vadas to remove the water and set aside, being careful not to break the vadas.
To Make Yogurt Topping and Garnishing
  1. Whisk two cups of yogurt in a bowl until smooth.
  2. Add a little water as needed to make a thick consistency but pourable.
  3. Add salt as per taste, sugar (optional) and mix well.
  4. Gently pick up each vada and transfer to a serving dish.
  5. Pour yogurt over the Vadas.
  6. Just before serving, sprinkle some salt as needed, cumin powder, red chili powder, chat masala and finish off with a drizzle of tamarind chutney and green chutney.
You can use only urad dal flour if you want but double the flour quantity.
You can garnish with Sev, pomegranate arils if you want and décor your chaat.
Add chutneys, spices, chaat masala, salt and sugar as per your taste.
You can store soaked vadas in refrigerator for 2-3 days in airtight container
Recipe by Binjal's VEG Kitchen at