Easy Dahi Bhalla Recipe

Easy Dahi Bhalla Recipe

Easy Dahi Bhalla Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 45 minutes
Cuisine pakistan
Servings 4
Calories 77 kcal


  • ½ cup Mash Dal
  • ½ Moong Dal
  • ½ Salt
  • ½ Cumin Seeds
  • Water to Grind Dals
  • Oil For Fry

To serve

  • 6 cup Yogurt
  • Cilantro Chutney
  • Cumin Powder
  • Red Chili Powder
  • Salt
  • Sweet Tamarind Chutney


  • Rinse the dals with water and soak overnight in 3 to 4 cups water.
  • In the morning, drain the water and transfer the drained dal to a blender along with 1/3 cup water (approx), salt and cumin seeds. Grind the mixture to a smooth paste.
  • Then transfer the batter to a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment. You can also use a hand mixer here or use your hands and mix with a whisk/spoon.
  • Beat at medium speed for 5 minutes (using the whisk attachment) until the batter doubles in size and becomes fluffy. It will also become lighter in color. If mixing by hands, whisk for around 10 minutes.
  • To check if the batter is ready for frying, drop some of it in a jar of water, it should float which means it's airy and ready to fry.
  • Heat oil in a kadai on medium heat. Oil should neither be too hot, nor too cold. If it's too hot- bhalla will become brown quickly but will be raw from inside.
  • Once the oil is heated, use a ice cream scoop or use your hands to drop batter into the hot oil. Do not overcrowd the kadai, give enough space for the bhallas to fry.
  • Fry the bhalla on medium heat, stir often. Fry until they turn golden brown, this will take around 8-9 minutes on medium heat. Remove fried bhalla on paper towel. Repeat until all batter is finished.
  • Let the bhallas cool. Once cooled, add fried bhalla to warm water for 20 minutes. Bhalla will swell up and increase in size.
  • After 20 minutes, take each bhalla and squeeze gently between your palms to drain water, repeat with all the bhallas.
  • Meanwhile whisk 2 to 3 cups plain yogurt. Add little water or milk to thin it down. Add bhalla to a bowl and then cover with the whisked yogurt. Let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • Whisk the remaining 3 cups yogurt and add some salt and sugar to it (to taste). The yogurt should be thick but pouring consistency.
  • Take out the bhalla from the refrigerator, place each in serving tray. Then pour the whisked yogurt all over. In total I used around 5 to 6 cups of yogurt here.
  • Sprinkle cumin powder, red chili powder and salt on top.
  • Top the dahi bhalla with cilantro chutney, sweet chutney, sev and serve!

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