Dahi Bhalla


Benefits of LentilLower Cholesterol, Reduces Risk of Heart Disease, Good Protein.



  • 1 cup, urad dal without skin, washed, soaked for 4 hours
  • Ginger – 2″ piece
  • Green chilies – 2 to 3
  • Onion chopped-1 small
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Yogurt – 2 cup
  • Milk- 1/4 cup
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Sugar – 2 tbsps
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp
  • Roasted cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Chaat masala powder -1 tbsp
  • Sweet tamarind chutney – 3 tbsp
  • Dried Mint- 2tbsp


  1. Grind the urad dalgreen chilies, ginger, onion and salt together to a fine paste. Add 1/4 cup water. Pure to a wide bowl.
  2. Pre-heat oil in a deep frying pot, slowly drop batter according to suitable size into the hot oil . Deep fry on medium heat till golden brown.
  3. Remove these deep fried bhala into a bowl of luke warm water for 5 minutes. Gently press the bhalas with your palms to remove extra excess water out, and place them into a serving dish.
  4. Mix: yogurt, milk, red chilli powder, sugar, roasted cumin powder, chaat masala powder and pour the mixture evenly over the bhalas.
  5. Sprinkle/Garnish your Dahi Bhalas with sweet tamarind chutney, chaat masala powder, dried mint, red chilli powder. Now

Tip: For unexpected guest- you can place the bhala’s that where fried into the freezer and when in quick need place them in hot water and follow the steps from 3 down.

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