Chats are always a yummy favorite of everyone. Dahi bhalla is a popular north Indian chat recipe that makes a filling & nutritious evening snack. The delicious and fluffy bhallas (vadas) are prepared and then soaked in chilled sweetened curd and garnished with green & sweet chutneys with aromatic spices sprinkled all over. The softness & the sponginess of the dahi soaked vada tastes amazingly delicious. Check out this all-time favorite dahi bhalla chat recipe here!
Calorie Count - 980 calories
Preparation Time - 60 Minutes
Cooking Time - 30 Minutes
Yield - 4 servings
Urad dal - 1 cup
Green chilli - 1
Grated ginger - 1 tsp
Hing / asafoetida pwd - a pinch
Yoghurt or curd - 3 cups
Sugar - 1 tsp
Green chutney - 1 tbsp
Sweet chutney - 1 tbsp
Red chilli pwd - to garnish
Cumin pwd - to garnish
Chat masala pwd - to garnish
Salt to taste
Oil to fry
To Make Vada
Wash & soak urad dal in water for 1 hour.
Drain water and add the urad dal to blender.
Add grated ginger, green chilli, salt and hing.
Grind to smooth soft batter.
Sprinkle little water if required.
The batter should be airy and light.
Transfer the batter to mixing bowl.
Heat oil in a kadai or frypan.
Wet your hands with water and take a small portion of batter (as shown in video) & drop carefully in hot oil.
Fry 5 to 6 vadas in a batch. Try not to overcrowd the oil.
Deep fry until the vadas are crispy & golden.
Drain the vadas from hot oil and keep in kitchen tissue to remove excess oil.
Yummy Vadas with crispy exterior and soft chewy inside is ready.
Soak the crispy vadas in warm water for 5 to 10 mins.
Squeeze the water gently and take it aside.
Lets Prepare Curd:
Take thick chilled curd in mixing bowl.
Add 1/2 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of sugar to it.
Beat to smooth consistency.
To Make Dahi Bhalla
Add the soft spongy vadas in curd.
Let it soak for minimum 20 mins
Take the soaked vadas along with dahi in serving bowl.
Add enough curd to it.
Add a tsp of green chutney and sweet chutney on top of it.
Sprinkle red chilli pwd, cumin pwd and chat masala pwd.
Serve warm or chilled.
Yummilicious Dahi bhalla is ready.