Tuesday, 25 April 2017


Dahi bhalle is a famous Indian chat. Dahi bhalle are made with urad dal vade soaked in hot Water and then topped with yogurt, green chutney,sweet chutney and black salt with some other ingredients. It is a perfect treat for chat lovers. You can serve them as a starters in parties or in dinner. I have already shared south Indian style dahi vada recipe Here. And today I'm going to share north Indian version of dahi vada. It is also called as dahi bhalla and dahi vade. I love this north Indian version a lot. Topping with Green chutney and sweet chutney is very important for this both chutneies gives extra taste and flavor to your dish.

I hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turned out for you.

Ingredients :

For vada batter :

Urad dal/white lentils/minapappu : 200 grams
Salt to taste
Soda bicarbonate : 1 Pinch

Oil for deep frying

For topping :

Curd/yogurt : 500 to 600 ml
Green chutney : as needed(recipe here)
Sweet tamarind chutney : as needed(recipe here)
Salt to taste
Black salt or chat masala : as needed
Khara sev/vam podi : for topping
Chilly powder : as needed
Chopped coriander leaves : as needed

I have not given exact topping measurements,you can top above ingredients as per your taste

Method :

First start making vada, wash and soak dal for 3 to 4 hours, drain the water and take dal into a blender.

Now add salt and soda bicarbonate and blend into a paste by adding little water.

Now Take batter into a bowl and beat it well with your hands for 5 to 10 minutes. If you drop some batter in water, it should float on top.

Now heat oil in a pan and drop batter as pakoda.

Now fry them until they changes into golden color.

Now boil 1 to 1 1/2 liters of water by adding some salt, remove from fire and drop fried vade in hot Water, soak them for 1 to 2 hours.

Now take soaked vada, gently squeeze the water and arrange them in a bowl.

Now take curd and whisk it well or just blend for few seconds by adding some salt.

Now pour this curd over the vade, top with green chutney,sweet chutney, sprinkle some black salt or chat masala,chilly powder,khara sev and coriander leaves and serve.

Pictorial :

Wash and soak dal for 3 to 4 hours

Drain water and take into a blender,add salt and cooking soda

Blend into a paste by adding little water

Transfer batter into a bowl and beat it well for 5 to 10 minutes

If you drop some batter in water,it should float on top

Now drop batter in oil and make vade

Fry until they changes into golden color

Take water in a vessel and add salt

Boil it and remove from fire

Now soak fried vade in water for 1 to 2 hours

Now gently squeeze water and keep a side

Now beat curd until smooth consistency

Arrange vade in serving dish

Pour curd over it

Top with green chutney

Top with sweet chutney

Sprinkle some chat masala or black salt

Sprinkle some chilly powder

Top with khara sev and coriander leaves


Chat pate dahi bhalle is ready