Dahi Vada (Lentil Dumplings in Sweet Yogurt Sauce)

Dahi Vada (Lentil Dumplings in Sweet Yogurt Sauce)

Know What You Eat: Dahi vadas are lentil (urad + Moong dal) based savory balls originally deep fried in oil, for a healthier version try using the baked method, or use an appam pan with using just a teaspoon of oil for each fritter...these vadas are then covered with frothy fresh yogurt sauce and sprinkled with spices like chili pwd, roasted coriander-cumin pwd, chaat masala, black salt and garnished with Sweet Tamarind & Green chutney along with Fresh Cilantro/Mint leaves.

Lentils Give You Energy to Burn While Stabilizing Blood Sugar & Iron for Energy



  • addition to providing slow burning complex carbohydrates, lentils can
  • menstruating women, who are more at risk for iron deficiency, boosting
  • iron stores with lentils is a good idea--especially because, unlike red
  • meat, another source of iron, lentils are not rich in fat and calories.
  • Appam Maker
  • Ingredients:
  • For Vadas (Fritters)
  • 1 C Urad Daal (Black lentil without skin) (Soak 4-5 hrs)
  • 1/2 C Yellow Moong Dal Soak 4-5 hrs)
  • 1 Tsp Grated Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp green chilli paste
  • Few pinches of Black pepper powder
  • A Pinch of Hing (Asafoetida)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil For Deep Frying OR  3Tbps OF Oil for fritters if making in appam maker
  • For Yogurt Sauce:
  • 2 C Fresh Beaten Yogurt
  • 2 tsp. red chilli powder.
  • 1 tsp. roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp roasted corriander powder
  • 3 tsp. Sugar ( I make it on a sweeter side as it is liked in our fly..)
  • 1 tsp chaat masala powder
  • 1 tsp black salt
  • Salt to taste
  • For Green chutney:
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped Cilantro, (Coriander)
  • 6 green chillies
  • salt & lemon juice.
Read the whole recipe on a2z Vegetarian Cuisine