No-Fry Dahi Vada

No Fry Dahi Vada

No-Fry Dahi Vada

Urad Dal No Fry Dahi VADA are soft and spongy, soaked in sweet yoghurt, and taste much like their fried counterparts, but without the guilt!

Servings - 5
Difficulty Level - Easy
Preparation Time - 8 Hours
Cook Time - 30 Mins


For the Vada

  • 100 gm Urad Dal
  • 4 gm / 1 small green chilli
  • 2 gm / ½ tsp Mastercook Jeera
  • 4 gm / ½ inch piece, Ginger
  • 5 gm / 1.5 tsp Salt

For the Sweet Yogurt

  • 500 gm / 2 cups Yogurt
  • 50 gm / ¼ cup Sugar
  • 3 gm / 1 tsp Salt

For garnish

  • Sev / fried gram flour noodles
  • Mastercook Jeera, powdered
  • Red chilli powder
  • Chaat masala
  • Imli-Khajoor Chutney (Tamarind & Dates Chutney)


For the Vada

  • Wash and soak the urad dal for atleast 7 hours.
  • In a blender, add the soaked urad dal and green chilli, ginger and Mastercook jeera. Blend with a little water.
  • Blend to almost a smooth paste, there should be some very small bits of urad dal.
  • Transfer to a bowl, add salt and about 50 ml of water, the batter should be slightly thick.
  • Heat an appe pan / paniyaram pan and add oil to it. Drop in about 1 tbsp of batter into each cavity and cover, let it cook for about 2-3 minutes, flip and let brown on the other side.
  • Once golden brown on both sides, remove to a plate and set aside.

For the Sweet Yogurt

  • In a mixing bowl, add the yogurt and a little bit of water to loosen it, whisk well with the sugar and salt. Set aside.

To Assemble

  • Take around 750 ml of water in a large pot or bowl. Add 1 tsp of salt, ½ tbsp of Red chilli powder and 1 tsp of chaat masala. Mix well and add the vada’s to this water. Leave for 15 minutes to soak.
  • Once soaked, lightly squeeze out the excess water and add to the sweet yogurt. Stir gently to coat each vada and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour so that the vada’s can absorb the yogurt.
  • Serve in a bowl, garnished with Mastercook Jeera, powdered, Red chilli powder and chaat masala. Drizzle some Imli-Khajoor chutney and enjoy!

Tips for Cooking

  • The Vada’s can be made 1 day prior and stored in the refrigerator.
  • Do not keep the vada’s in the yogurt for too long, serve immediately after it has chilled in the refrigerator for an hour, it will tend to start disintegrating.
  • The sweetness of the yogurt can be adjusted to your liking.

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