Chaas Dahi Vada Recipe - Dahi Vada in Refreshing Buttermilk

The Chaas Dahi Vada is a delicious recipe and has a refreshing twist to the classic dahi vada recipe. In this recipe the the vada's are dunked in a spiced buttermilk which has pudina, jeera and cumin seeds. It makes a great summer snack or an appetizer for parties.

Archana Doshi
Chaas Dahi Vada Recipe - Dahi Vada in Refreshing Buttermilk
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The Chaas Dahi Vada is a delicious recipe and has a refreshing twist to the classic dahi vada recipe. In this recipe the the vada's are dunked in a spiced buttermilk which has pudina, jeera and cumin seeds. It makes a great summer snack or an appetizer for parties.

You will be pleasantly surprised as you read the recipe that the vada are pan fried in the Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan as opposed to the traditional method of deep frying. It not only makes it healthy but also super delicious. It’s great for parties as it can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.

Soak these Dahi Vada's in the Chaas/ Buttermilk for as long as you can to make these delicious dumplings melt in the mouth. Your guests and family will simply love the refreshing taste of the dahi vada.

Other dahi recipes that might interest you:

  1. Dahi Bhalla Papdi Recipe
  2. Dahi Gujiya Recipe
  3. Dahi Batata Puri Chaat Recipe

Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

30 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

60 M

Makes:

6 Servings

Ingredients

    Ingredients for Vada
  • 1 cup White Urad Dal (Whole)
  • Salt , to taste
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • Figaro Pure Olive Oil , for pan frying
  • Ingredients for the Yogurt
  • 3 cups Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1/4 cup Mint Leaves (Pudina) , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala Powder
  • 2 Green Chillies , chopped (or more as per paste)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar , (optional)
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Chaas Dahi Vada Recipe - Dahi Vada in Refreshing Buttermilk

  1. To begin making the Dahi Vada Recipe, we have to first soak the urad dal for 2 hours in 2 cups of water. Grind the dal with salt adding just enough water to make into a thick and smooth batter.

  2. Preheat the Kuzhi Paniyaram pan with a pinch of oil on each cavity. Add a dollop of the dahi vada batter into each cavity, cover the pan and allow it to steam in medium heat.

  3. You could optionally add a little more oil into each cavity to get a slightly more crispy texture. Once the vada looks steamed from the top, flip the vada over and allow it to turn into a golden brown on both sides. Repeat the above process with the remaining portions of the dahi vada batter.

  4. Now heat a big broad pot of water; once it has reached the boiling point, turn off heat. Add the pan fried vada’s to the hot water. Don’t add too many at a time.

  5. Give enough space for the vada’s to breathe, as they tend to expand more in water. Let the vada’s soak in water for about 5 minutes or until have turned soft. Once all the vada’s are soaked and softened scoop out draining any excess water, without squeezing them.

  6. Set them aside in a serving dish. The process of soaking the vada’s in water makes them soft, fluffy and juicy at the same time making it porous.

  7. To make the chaas for the dahi vada.

  8. Into the tall jar of the mixer grinder, add the dahi, salt, green chillies, cumin seeds and mint leaves. Coarsely blend it to make a smooth mixture. 

  9. Pour the ground yogurt into a large bowl- add water and whisk well. Check the salt and seasonings and adjust according to taste.

  10. Once done, add the soaked vada into the chaas. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the Chaas Dahi Vada until you are ready to serve.

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