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Dahi Bhalla Recipe - How To Prepare Soft Dahi Bhalla (Video)

Quick, easy and soft dahi bhalla recipe is for you! If you are looking how to prepare dahi bhalla at home then watch recipe video step by step.
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Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Keyword: dahi bhalla, dahi bhalla recipe, how to prepare dahi bhalla
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
5 hours
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 3 Persons
Calories: 65kcal
Cost: $1


  • Blender
  • Frying Pan


  • Preparation of Bhalla Paste:
  • Moong Dal – ⅓ Cup
  • Mash Dal – ½ Cup
  • Salt – ½ Tsp
  • Baking Soda – ⅓ Tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – ½ Tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – ½ Tsp
  • Coriander Seeds – ½ Tsp
  • Garlic – 2 Cloves
  • Green Chilies – 2
  • Water – 100 ml
  • Oil – For Frying
  • Preparation of Dahi Yogurt
  • Yogurt – 1 Cup
  • Salt – ½ Tsp
  • Milk – 100 ml
  • Red Chili Powder
  • Chaat Masala – ½ Tsp
  • Water – 150 ml
  • Imli Ki Chutney – 2 Tsp
  • Green Chutney optional


  • In a bowl, add moong and mash daal.
  • Wash and fill with water.
  • Soak the daal for 5 hours.
  • Now drain water and add soaked daal in the blender.
  • Also season with salt, red chili powder, baking soda, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, garlic cloves, and green chilies.
  • Add 100 ml of water. Blend and make a thick paste.
  • Now take a small portion of paste and deep fry as showing in the video.
  • Fry the bhallas until get golden brown color.
  • Take it out and immediately add in lukewarm water for 15 minutes to get soft.
  • In the meanwhile, prepare yogurt (Dahi).
  • In a bowl, add yogurt, salt, red chili powder, chaat masala.
  • Whisk well to make a thick paste.
  • Add milk and water to manage yogurt consistency.
  • Note the yogurt consistency at 03:11 (Video).
  • Now squeeze water from bhallas.
  • Set in a platter.
  • Sprinkle chaat masala at the top layer of bhallas.
  • Pour the yogurt.
  • Also pour imli ki chutney and green chutney to make it more delicious.


  1. Mash and moong dal used to prepare dahi bhalla. Make sure to use the right ratio as it will help to make the soft bhalla.
  2. Daal needs to be properly soaked before 8 hours. Overnight is best!
  3. Don't avoid moong daal, it will help to make the soft bhallas also will not be heavy for the stomach in eating.
  4. If you want extremely soft bhallas then use a pinch of baking soda (soda bicarbonate in Bhalla mix.
  5. Initially fry bhalla on high heat as it starts to change color then turn the heat to medium. 
  6. Soak bhalla in lukewarm water to make it soft and juicy.


Serving: 10Bhalla | Calories: 65kcal