Dahi Bhalla

Dahi Bhalla

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total: 55 min
  • Serving: 6
Dahi means Curd. Dahi bhalla is a delicious recipe made up of black gram.


  • 1 cup Whole black gram (Washed and soaked in water overnight)
  • 1 kg yoghurt
  • 2 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp black salt
  • 1 salt to taste
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 oil for frying
  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 20 raisins
  • 1 green chili, remove seeds & slivered
  • 1 mint chutney
  • 1 tamarind chutney


  1. Strain and grind the soaked black gram to a smooth paste.
  2. Add 1/2 tsp red chili powder, 1/2 tsp salt and raisins.
  3. Make round balls out of the batter and deep fry them until golden brown. Bhallas are ready.
  4. Dip the fried balls in hot water for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Squeezing out the water from the balls with palm of hands.
  6. Take yoghurt in a bowl, black salt and salt (to taste) in it. Blend well.
  7. Place the squeezed balls in plates and spread blended yoghurt on them.
  8. Spread mint chutney, tamarind chutney, red chili powder, cumin powder over them.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves, ginger and green chili.

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