Dahi Bhalla Chaat

by Nazreen Ebthisam

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Dahi Bhalla Chaat is a savoury snack that originated in India, typically served at road side tracks from stalls or food carts. The chaat variants are all based on fried dough with various ingredients. The common ingredients include dahi, chopped onion, chopped coriander leaves, sev, chaat masala and cumin powder. The ingredients are combined and served on a small metal plate.

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Dahi Bhalla Chaat

Serves: 3 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
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  • Vadas
  • Tamarind Chutney
  • Green Chutney
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Chaat Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Curd - 1 cup (whisked)
  • Coriander Leaves
  • Sev


  • Urid Dal - 1/2 cup
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chilli - 1 (small, chopped)
  • Salt
  • Oil


  • Tamarind - 1 cup
  • Jaggery - 2 cup
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin Powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Dry Ginger Powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt
  • Water


  • Mint Leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Coriander Leaves - 1 cup
  • Green Chilli - 1
  • Garlic - 1 clove
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Salt
  • Water - 3 tbsp


  1. Let's prepare Tamarind Chutney. Heat water in a sauce pan, add the ingredients mentioned under "For Tamarind Chutney" and cook until chutney thickens and reduces to 1/4th mixture.
  2. Strain the chutney and keep to cool. Tamarind Chutney is ready.
  3. Let's prepare Green Chutney. Blend all the ingredients mentioned under "For Green Chutney" to a thick chutney like consistency. Adjust water accordingly. Green Chutney is ready.
  4. Now let's see how to prepare vada. Blend dal to a thick batter and beat well for 10 minutes in the same direction.
  5. Add cumin seeds, green chilli and salt, mix well and continue to beat for another 3 minutes.
  6. Wet palm in water, scoop a little from the batter and slide to the oil, Deep fry until crisp and golden and transfer the vadas to cold water for 5 minutes.
  7. Dip and squeeze the excess water from the vada.
  8. Arrange vadas in a plate, pour the whisked curd, add tamarind chutney, green chutney, followed by red chilli powder, cumin powder and chaat masala.
  9. Sprinkle a good amount of sev on top and little freshly chopped coriander leaves. Dahi Bhalla Chaat is ready to serve.
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