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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