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No-Cook Dahi Vada

These oil-free, no-cook Dahi Vadas taste as good as the ones made with lentils provided you take certain precautions. These are a boon for anyone who is pressed of time or avoids fried food.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword No Cook DahiVada, Oil free DahiVada
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Samira


For Vadas

  • 4 Slice White Bread
  • 2 Tbsp Grated Coconut
  • 1 Tbsp Pomegranate Pearls
  • 1 tsp Ginger Julienne
  • 1 tsp Raisins
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Nuts (Almonds, Cashews etc)
  • 1 tsp Chironji
  • 1/4 tsp Salt


  • 1 Cup Cup Thick Curd
  • 1 tsp Salt (Or As Per Taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Rock Salt
  • 1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chat Masala
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder (Optional)

Amchoor Or Tamarind Chutney

Green Coriander Chutney


For Vadas

  1. Make the filling. For this take grated coconut, chopped nuts like almonds and cashews, raisins, chironji (cirotrgi), ginger julienne, pomegranate pearls and chopped coriander leaves. Mix everything and keep it aside.

  2. Take bread. You can take any bread here, be it white or brown or multigrain. But, to be honest, white bread suits this recipe the best. First of all, trim the edges of the bread.

  3. Keep a bowl of water. Take one slice of bread, dip it in the water and squeeze all water by pressing it between your palms.

  4. Keep 1 or 2 tablespoons of filling in the squeezed bread and close it. Shape it round by pressing between your hands. Just like you make bread rolls. But see that you give it a round shape and not oval. 

  5. Make all the vadas like this.

For Yogurt

  1. Using a whisk, smoothen yogurt.

  2. Add roasted cumin powder, chat masala and chilli powder. Do not add salt at this stage.


  1. In a shallow dish, keep all the stuffed vadas. Pour smoothened yogurt over them so that they are fully covered in it. Keep this and the leftover yogurt in the refrigerator.

  2. Do not serve it immediately.

  3. Now comes the trick. Let it be like this at least for a few hours. You can even keep like this up to a day. The trick is that in this resting time, bread absorbs yogurt very well and thus does not taste raw at all.

  4. At the time of serving, add salt in the prepared yogurt and put it over these. Then little tamarind or dried mango powder chutney, little green coriander chutney.

  5. Serve with love, food optional :)-

Recipe Notes

  1. For filling, take nuts of your choice.
  2. You can take dry coconut also.
  3. Any type of bread can be taken.
  4. Squeeze the bread well between the palms, so that all the water is removed.
  5. Soak the prepared vadas in yogurt for at least an hour.