Showing posts with label chaat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chaat. Show all posts

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Lentil Dumplings in Yogurt Sauce (Dahi Bhalle)

Lentil Dumplings (Dahi Bhalle) is a popular street Food in India. Its a tasty treat for every age and healthy food. I have many childhood memories related to Indian street food. New North India its named as "Chaat", a treat colorful spicy treat! Dahi Bhalla is treetaed is king of "Chaat" :)


  • Urad Daal/White Lentil (1 Cup) (Soaked 4-5 hours)
  • Salt (preferably Rock Salt, you can use table salt if not available), to taste
  • Green Chili , 2
  • Ginger , 1 inch piece.
  • Oil for Deep Frying
For Yogurt Sauce:
  • Well beaten plain Yogurt (1 Cup) , Use Vegan Yogurt , or skip Yogurt for Vegan Version
  • Rock Salt
  • Powdered roasted cumin
  • Chaat Masala (Skip for GF version)
  • Red Chilli Powder
  • Green sauce (Mint & Coriander Sauce)
  • Tamrind Sauce (Skip for GF version)


  • Grind Lentil with very less water, add chili, salt and Ginger to grinder and grind one more time.
  • Deep fry Dumplings by adding the lentil mixture in a wok and take out when dumplings turn brown in a paper towel.
  • Make all dumplings in batches of 5-6 at one time.
  • Boil water in a seperate vessel and add some salt to it, switch off the burner.
  • drop fried dumplings in boiled water and cover and let sit for at least 30 min.
  • Now squeeze water out of dumplings, place 4-5 dumplings in a bowl.
  • Top with 3-4 tbsp yougurt, add sauces per taste.
  • Sprinkle chaat masala, cumin poder, chilli powder, salt and serve immediately.