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Dahi Bhalle Recipe

How to make soft Dahi Bhalle at home
Prep Time8 hrs
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time8 hrs 30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Deeksha


Ingredients for Bhalle

  • 1 cup Urad Dal
  • 1 cup Moong dal
  • ½ tbsp salt (as required)
  • Oil (as required for deep frying)
  • enough water for soaking

Dahi Bhalla Topping

  • 1 cup Dahi (Curd)
  • 1 tbsp Green Chutney
  • tbsp Tamarind Chutney
  • ½ tbsp Roasted Cumin Seeds powder
  • Salt (as per taste)
  • Chaat Masala
  • 4-5 Chopped Cashew
  • 4-5 Raisins


Method of making Bhalle

  • Rinse 1 cup of urad dal and moong dal, soak both lentils overnight or 7-8 hours.
  • After that, add ½ cup of water in the bowl of dals, grind it with the help of grinder or mixer and make a thick batter.
  • Now, add ½ tbsp of salt in the batter.
  • Then, beat or whisk it until you can see fluff in the batter or the quantity of batter little more than before that means batter is now ready for deep frying.
  • Heat oil in the pan.
  • You can also add a small drop of batter in oil for checking the right temperature of deep frying.
  • After that drop batter with the help of your hands in the hot oil. (The size of Bhalla is depended on you ).
  • When it turns crispy and little golden then flip the other side of Bhalla.
  • When it's done then drain it in the separate plate.
  • Fry all Bhalla in the same way.
  • Then soaked them in the water for 9-10 minutes.
  • Gently, squeeze all of them.

Making of Dahi Bhalla

  • Place Bhalla on the plate and add plain curd on to it.
  • Then add green chutney and tamarind chutney on it.
  • Sprinkle some bhuna jeera powder (roasted cumin powder), Salt, red chili powder, chaat masala on it.
  • then garnish it with raisins and some chopped cashew. This will give little sweet crunch in it.
  • Dahi Bhalla is now ready to serve.


  • The main thing for making soft Bhalla is beat/whisk the batter that makes bhalla soft and tasty.
  • The batter of lentils should be thick.