• Prep Time 15-20 minutes
  • Cook Time 30-35 minutes
  • Serving For 4 People
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

Dahi Vada made with bread without deep frying in oil, must try


  • White bread slices – 8 no
  • Yogurt – 3 cups
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Finely chopped ginger – 1 tbsp
  • Green chillies, finely chopped – 2 no
  • Chopped raisins – 2 tbsp
  • Green gram soaked and boiled in salt water – 1/2 cup
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp + for sprinkling
  • Roasted cumin powder – 1/4 tsp + for sprinkling
  • Black salt  – a pinch + 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp + 2 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Grated fresh coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Grated cottage cheese (paneer) – 1/4 cup
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Chaat masala – 1 tsp
  • Tamarind chutney – 2 tbsp



  1. Heat oil in a non stick pan. Add ginger and green chillies and sauté for a minute. Add raisins and sauté for half a minute. Add chana dal and toss.
  2. Add 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 1/4 tsp cumin powder, a pinch of black salt, 1 tsp sugar, salt and mix well.
  3. Add coconut, paneer and switch off the heat. Toss well and transfer the mixture into a bowl.
  4. Trim the edges of the bread slices. Soak the slices in water. Squeeze out the excess water and keep aside.
  5. Add garam masala powder to the chana dal filling and mix. Add a little salt to the bread and mix well.
  6. Make equal size balls of the bread. Shape each ball into a katori and stuff the chana dal mixture into it. Seal the edges, shape into a wada and make a small depression in it.
  7. Add remaining sugar, remaining black salt, chaat masala, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder and a little salt to the yogurt and whisk well.
  8. Transfer half of the yogurt in a serving bowl. Add the wadas and pour the remaining yogurt over it.
  9. Pour tamarind chutney, sprinkle red chilli powder, cumin powder and serve.

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Harpal Sokhi


Fusion of Indian food with International Cuisine is what made Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi a sought after name within the Food industry. With a background of North India, Chef Harpal is a music lover and is fluent in English and five Indian regional languages - Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya and Telugu.

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