A perfect Dahi vada recipe starts with tender and puffy homemade fried lentil fritters that are soaked in water, drained, and then covered in tangy whipped yogurt. These fluffy fritters are traditionally made with the ivory-colored skinned urad dal, also known as black gram or urad bean.
Generous helpings of both spicy green coriander chutney and sweet tamarind chutney are beautifully drizzled over the top before serving.
The result is an impressive and delicious snack that includes just the right balance of sour, sweet, savory, and spicy flavors in every bite.
The dish is further dipped in sweet curd and served with some lip-smacking chutneys. Fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth dumplings are coated in a simple creamy yogurt and topped with classic Indian chutneys.
Dahi vada is often made for special occasions and festivals but can also be enjoyed anytime for a party snack or appetizer.