Thayir Vadai (Curd – Dahi)


Thayir Vadai (Curd - Dahi)

Blackgram dal cutlets in curds
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 7 people


For vadas:-

For curd mixture:-


  • Soak black gram for 4 - 5 hrs.
  • Wash dal. If unhusked dal is used, remove the husks while washing.
  • Grind into fine paste sprinkling little water for easy grinding.
  • When the grinding is half done, add pepper, jeera, ginger and salt.
  • Continue to grind until the paste is fine and frothy.
  • While the dal is still being ground, heat oil in a large kadai over a stove.
  • Take a tablespoon of paste and flatten them into round cakes and drop gently into boiling oil.
  • In the meantime, grind together coconut, chillies, ginger and salt into a chutney.
  • Beat the curds and add the chutney into it. Mix well.
  • Heat oil in a small pan or kadai.
  • Splutter mustard seeds and saute curry leaves.
  • Pour it over the curd-chutney mixture. Mix well.
  • Drop the prepared vadas in it and use when it is fully soaked.
  • :- The longer the dal is ground the lighter will be the vadas.
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Response (1)
  1. R
    Rebecca March 22, 2007

    For those who like south Indian food like Idli, Dosa etc. this is simply yummier. I have eaten this a dime a dozen and never really got the recipe so thanks mate. I am sure as hell gonna try this one over the weekend. I know for a fact that its gonna be fab.

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