Dahi bhalle

Dahi bhalle is popular snack all over India. They are prepared by dhuli urad dal. Deep fried bhalle are soaked in  water and then placed in beaten yogurt along with chutneys. I used to have dahi bhalle every time at my mom’s place.

Servings: 5

Dahi vada

Dahi vada


For bhalle:

Dhuli urad dal(split black gram skinless): 1 cup

Ginger: 1 inch piece

Salt: to taste

Oil: to deep fry

For garnish and serving:

Red chilli powder: 1/4 tsp

Jeera powder: 1/4 tsp

Salt: to taste

Dahi or yogurt: 1 cup beaten

Imli chutney: 2 tbsp

Dhania chutney: 2 tbsp

Coriander: for garnish


1. Wash and soak dal in 4 cups of water for 3-4 hours or overnight. Drain water.

2. Put dal in grinder and also add ginger, salt and grind it to a smooth paste.

3. Heat oil in a kadai. Take 2 tbsp of batter on your palm or on  greased plastic sheet and form a circle of 1 inch diameter. Make a hole in centre.

4. Deep fry it in hot oil till golden brown.

Dahi vada

Dahi vada

To serve:

5. Soak bhallas in water for half an hour. Squeeze out the excess water by pressing bhallas between your palms.

6. Beat curd . Place bhallas in a serving plate. Pour dahi over bhallas .

7. Also pour imli chutney and dhania chutney. Sprinkle salt, red chilli powder, jeera powder And garnish it with coriander.

8. Serve and enjoyy.

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