The most liked street food of Northern India, Dahi Vada / Dahi Bhalla or Dahi Pakori or Dahi Gujiya, is almost prepared on every festival or special occasions. Here’s presenting you a detailed video and photo on making Stuff Dahi vada, prepared with Urad dal.

Making stuffed dahi Vada’s is an absolutely satisfying any occasion. Traditional dahi Vada’s is better is innovatory stuffed with cashew and raisin before deep frying.

Preparation time- 30 min

Cooking time 20 min

Serve- 4 person

Cousin- snacks/ street food



  • Urad dal – 1 cup (250 grams) (soaked)
  • Green coriander – 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Cashews – 7 to 8 (finely chopped)
  • Raisin 5-6 chopped
  • Asafoetida – 1 inch (optional)
  • Oil – for frying vada
  • Roasted Cumin powder – 1 tbsp
  • Black salt – more than 1 tbsp
  • Red chilly powder – 1 tbsp
  • Chaat masala 1 tspn.
  • 1 Tspn chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tspn jeera
  • Green chutney
  • Imli chutney



Clean Urad dal nicely, wash thoroughly and soak it in water for 3 to 4 hours.

Drain out excess water from the soaked dal and grind it coarsely with very little or no water in a mixture grinder.

Take grounded dal in a big bowl and whisk it thoroughly with your hands.

Prepare the stuffing to fill in the Vada’s.

For this take finely chopped cashews nuts, chopped raisin Mix everything well.

For drenching dahi Vada’s in water, take some water in any vessel and add asafoetida and salt into it. Mix well.

Preheat oil in a wok for frying dahi Vada’s.

Flatten the dal batter with your hand and place some stuffing over it. Now make another lump from the dal, flatten it slightly and place it over the stuffing, sealing it nicely. Press the dahi Vada with your hands, flatten and then give it a round shape.

Now fry it on low-medium flame until it gets golden brown in colour from all sides. Take out the fried Vada’s and place them in water with asafoetida and salt.

Tie curd in a cloth to drain out the water from it. Whisk the thick curd left over cloth, really well. Now add 2 tsp sugar and roasted jeera powder in curd and add some water as well. Mix everything well.

Take out dahi Vada’s from water and squeeze it gently between your palms to drain out the excess water and place them in serving plate. Now pour the whisked curd over dahi Vada’s and sprinkle some black salt, roasted cumin powder and red chilli powder over it.

For serving the dahi Vada’s take a plate. Place dahi Vada’s as per your preference and pour curd over them. Now sprinkle some roasted cumin powder, red chili powder, black salt, chaat masala green coriander chutney and sweet chutney.

Garnish with anar dana and coriander leaves and serve.


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