How to make Crispy Dahi Vade -

A simple twist in the ever popular dahi vade makes it all the more tasty and irresistible

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal), Tata Sampann Chana Dal

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Crispy Dahi Vade

Crispy Dahi Vade Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Crispy Dahi Vade Recipe

  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) washed and soaked for 6-8 hours and drained 1 cup

  • Tata Sampann Chana Dal washed and soaked for 6-8 hours and drained 1/2 cup

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2-3

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch

  • Green chilli paste 1/4

  • Black peppercorns crushed 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Pink salt 1/2 teaspo to sprinkle

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopepd 1 1/2 tabl to garnish

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Chilled sweetened yogurt to serve

  • Date and tamarind chutney to sprinkle

  • Green chutney to sprinkle

  • Spicy banana chips to garnish


Step 1

Put split black grams and Tata Sampann Chana Dal in a mixer jar and grind to a coarse paste. Transfer the mixture into a bowl.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 3

Add cumin seeds, green chillies, ginger, green chilli paste, crushed black peppercorns, pink salt, salt and coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 4

Dip your hand in water, drop in small portions of the mixture into hot oil and deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

For serving, put some yogurt in individual bowls and place a few vade on top. Sprinkle a little yogurt, date and tamarind chutney and green chutney over the vade. Sprinkle a little pink salt and coriander leaves. Crush banana chips and put them on top. Serve immediately.

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