Dahi Bhalla

dahi bhalla

Dahi Bhalla

The most best street snack in India, especially in North India. During the festive season, such as Diwali or Navratri, Dahi Bhalla can also be served as a chilled snack or starter. This classic street food from Delhi’s backstreets will have you hooked. Make delicious and fluffy bhalla drizzled with sweetened curd, tangy chutneys, and chaat masala.


Ingredients of Dahi Bhalla

  • 400 gms moong dal
  • 1 Cup Urad Dal
  • 2 tsp Zeera
  • 1 tsp chironji
  • Ramsons desi ghee (for deep frying)

For the khatti chutney:

  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup pudina leaves
  • 1 Green chilli
  • 20 Ginger cloves
  • 1/2 tsp black rock salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala (With black cardamom, mace, nutmeg, zeera, laung)
  • 1 Lemon (juiced)

For the meethi chutney:

  • 250 gms tamarind pulp (soaked in 1 1/2 cup water)
  • 800 gms sugar
  • 3 tsp kachri powder
  • 1/2 tsp saunth powder
  • 1 tsp degi mirch
  • to taste salt
  • 1/2 tsp black rock salt
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala (With black cardamom, mace, nutmeg, zeera, laung)

For dahi:

  • 3 cups yogurt
  • 2 tbsp sugar, powdered
  • For chaat masala:
  • 2 tsp peeli mirch
  • 1 tsp kali mirch
  • 2 tsp zeera powder
  • 2 tsp garam masala

For garnishing:

  • Pomegranate
  • Sev

How to Make Dahi Bhalla

Prepare bhallas:

1. Soak moong dal and urad dal for 2 hours.

2. In a food processor grind them nicely.

3. Whisk the dal together till it becomes light and fluffy. Add zeera and chironji. The batter is ready.

4. With wet palms add small portions of batter into hot oil. Deep fry the bhallas in Ramsons desi ghee till golden brown.

Prepare khatti chutney:

1. In a blender mix together coriander, mint, green chilli, ginger, black salt and salt.

2. Add garam masala and lemon juice. Mix.

3. Your khatti chutney is ready.

Prepare meethi chutney:

1. Soak the tamarind pulp in water for 25-30 minutes. Squeeze it with your hand to extract all the pulp. Strain and  thrown away the residue in the strainer.

2. Add the tamarind water in a saucepan and add sugar. Cook on low heat till the sugar dissolves. Let it cool.

3. Once it cools down add kachri powder, saunth powder, degi mirch, salt, black salt and garam masala.

4.Your meethi chutney is ready.

Prepare dahi:

1. Whisk yogurt with some powdered sugar. Keep it in the fridge to cool.Prepare chaat masala:

1. Mix all the ingredients together.Plating up:

1. In a plate place bhallas. Break them a little from the middle.

2. Add sweetened curd, khatti chutney, meethi chutney.

3. Garnish with pomegrante and sev.

4. Sprinkle some chaat masala and serve.

Total Cook Time 1hr 10min