Jun 17, 2013

South Indian Thair Vadai (Vada) / Curd Vadai / Dahi Vadai / Urad Dal Fritters Soaked in Spiced Yogurt Sauce

Whenever we dine out at Arya Bhavan or Gowri Shankar restaurant which are the best vegetarian hotels here in my opinion, I used to order curd vadai as a starter or like soups which we order in other hotels. Those guys make the amazing vadai and curd vadai. 

The curd is thick, homemade and unsour. That makes it more tasty and appetizing. I always wanted to make it at home for so many days and yesterday was the day and i made it. It tasted exactly like that one. I hope you will try this out and let me know how it turned out for you.

Preparation Time: 2 hours
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serves - 3


Medu Vadai - 10 ( Click here for Recipe)

For Curd Mixture:
Thick unsour curd - 2 cups (Click here for Recipe)
Carrot - 1 small grated
Green Chilli - 1 finely chopped
Coriander leaves / Cilantro - 3 tblspn finely chopped
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste

For tempering:
Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - a spring


Make some vadai. Check this link for how to make vadai.

Now make the curd mixture, Take curd in a bowl and beat well.

Add in carrots, green chilli and coriander leaves in this and mix well.

Now add in salt and sugar and mix them well.

Make tempering by heating oil and crackling mustard, urad dal and curry leaves in that. Pour this over the curd mixture and mix well.

Now lets assemble the curd vadai. Take fried vadai and soak them in boiling water. Leave them for 1 mins in the water and drain them. 

Put them in a bowl and pour the curd mixture over  it.

Leave them to soak for 30 mins. 

Serve them with more carrots on top.

Take your Vadai Batter (Click here for recipe)

Drop spoonfuls and fry them in oil

Drain em and Set aside

Take all other ingredients

Take unsour curd in a bowl

Add in carrots, coriander and chillies

Season with salt and sugar

Mix them well

Make seasoning

when they pop around

Pour it in the curd mixture

Mix well

Now boil some water

Soak some vadai in that

Drain them

Take them in a bowl

Now time to assemble

Pour the curd mixture over the vadai

Let them soak for a while



  1. very nice, indeed. I like the addition of sugar .
    by the way please remove the word recognition ,,,it is very difficult to read them correctly. many people will not comment to avoid this irritating step.
    have a nice week

  2. Wow!! Its taste good!! my mummy use to do this in very yummi'est way but she ll do in some different way by after deep frying the vada from the oil she ll throw the vadai to water and she ll drain nice from the water because the vadai ll become so soft den for seasoning including this things she ll add very little amount of coriander powder because it smells so good den for serving she ll add kaara bhondhi and little black salt at last!!!!wow mouth watering recipe!! I love it so so mach

  3. wow my fav thayir vadai recipe..looks yummy..

  4. Can u plz share north indian dahi bhalla recipe

  5. Super the taste is wonderful. Thanks for the recipe


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