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Vrat Dahi Vada or Dahi Bhalla

These Vrat Dahi Vada or Dahi Bhalla is prepared and cooked the same way like the traditional ones but minus the lentils. Trust me; they taste equally good and delicious. Can be easily customized to suit the vegan diet!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 BHALLAS
Calories 144kcal
Author Ruchi






  • Rinse sabudana under tap water until the water runs completely clear. Transfer the sabudana to a large bowl. Add water to sabudana. Just enough to cover them.
  • Cover and leave it unattended for 3-5 hours. 
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  • After the soak cycle is done, combine sabudana with boiled potatoes.
  • Stir in Singhara flour, green chilies, cilantro, and spices.
  • Mix well until evenly blended.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Cut a plastic bag.
  • Pour few drops of oil over it.
  • Take a small ball of sabudana mixture. Flatten the ball and make it look like a tikki.
  • Using your finger make an indent in the tikki. It will now look like a vada/bhalla.
  • Carefully lift the vada and fry in hot oil until golden brown. Make sure the oil is not too hot. The trick is to cook in medium-hot oil until golden brown, occasionally turning with a slotted spoon.
  • When done, remove the crispy vadas from hot oil with a slotted spoon and set aside to drain on kitchen paper. Repeat the process with rest of the dough until all the mixture is used up. 


  • Like regular bhallas, you don’t have to soak vrat dahi bhallas in warm water. Combine yogurt, salt, and red chili powder in a large bowl. Whisk constantly until smooth and well blended.
  • Dip all the bhallas in curd. Keep it in the fridge to cool.
  • When ready to eat, transfer the bhallas to a plate. Pour extra yogurt on top. Garnish with red chili powder, vrat ki green chutney, and dried mint leaves. Enjoy!


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1mg