Dahi Bhalle


Welcome friends to my food corner again. And happy Holi to you all. Holi is celebrated in the month of March every year in our country. It is a festival all about fun, frolic, enjoyments, lots of color splashes and good food. On the eve of this festival two recipes which I make every year and which are liked by my loved ones are malpuas served with instant potato and broad beans pickle and split black gram dahi bhalle. Now in one of my earlier blogs I have shared with you my malpua and broad bean pickle recipe and my potato pickle recipe also. Here I’m sharing with you the recipe of dahi bhalle. So here it goes:-DSC00849.JPG

Ingredients:-For the vadas.

  1. Split Black Gram – 300 gms.
  2. Yoghurt – 1 kg.
  3. Ginger -1 small piece.
  4. Dry Coconut Flakes-1 tsp.
  5. Cumin-1/2 tsp.
  6. Raisins – 1 tsp.
  7. Green Chillies – 1.
  8. Salt – According to taste.
  9. Vegetable Oil – for frying.




Step 1 

Wash the urad dal. Soak it in water overnight. Grind it finely along with a little ginger and one green chilly the next day. Mix in a pinch of salt in the batter, dry coconut flakes, raisin and a pinch of cumin. Make a thick batter of it.

Step 2 

Heat a kadhai with enough oil. Now to fry the vadas apply little oil on your palm and take a dollop of the batter on the palm and make a hole in the middle of it. Now lift the vada from the palm and when oil is adequately hot drop it slowly in the oil. Do the same process to make all other vadas. Fry them and when the vadas become golden take them out on a tissue paper.

Step 3 

Soak the vadas in cold water and leave it for five minutes. If the bhallas are harder soak them in lukewarm water.When you want to serve them squeeze the excess water out of them.

Step 4

Take the yoghurt in a bowl. Add a little bit of salt and if it is sour then add a pinch of sugar-free or sugar to it. Mix again.

Now we will make our sweet and green chutneys. The recipe is as such —


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  1. Dry mango powder or amchoor- 1 pkt.
  2. Ginger powder- 1/2 tsp.
  3. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  4. Salt – According to taste.
  5. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp.
  6. Sugar-1 1/2 cups.
  7. Water- as required.


Step 1

Take a heavy bottomed vessel. Add the whole packet of dry mango powder to it. Add water, sugar, red chilly powder,garam masala, ginger powder, salt and put it on a slow flame. The chutney will cook slowly and turn thick after some time. When its thicker switch off the gas and let it cool.

Our Sweet or Meethi chutney is ready.

                                                                     HARI CHUTNEY.



  1. Coriander – 250 gms.
  2. Mint or Pudina – 100 gms.
  3. Green Chilly – 1.
  4. Tomato(fresh,ripe,deseeded)-1/2.
  5. Dry Mango Powder or Amchoor – 1/2 tsp.
  6. Salt – According to taste.


Step 1

Wash and cut the coriander and mint. Take a chutney grinder and add to it the coriander, mint, tomato, green chilly, salt, and water.

Step 2

Grind it and take it out in a bowl. Now lastly add the amchoor powder to it and mix it well.

Our Green or Hari chutney is ready.

Now its time to serve the super tasty dahi bhallas. Take the bhallas in a bowl. Pour the yoghurt over it. Next, add the sweet or mithi chutney, then green or hari chutney, red chilly powder, bhuna jeera and serve it.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Its super tasty and you will relish every of its bite. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!