Thayir Vadai / Dahi Vada

Thayir Vadai is again a popular Indian Dish. It is known as Dahi Vada(in hindi) and perugu garellu(in telugu). Thayir vadai is nothing but soaking Vadai in thayir/curd/yogurt. It is then served chilled with some chutney. Medhu Vadai is the commonly made from which many forms of new recipe like Thayir Vadai, Rasam Vadai, Sambhar Vadai and so on is prepared.... This is really super simple and delicious snacks and off course when combined with curd gives calcium,  magnesium and some Vitamins too. Perfect food for all age group and delicious filling food. The taste of this recipe will be melting as it is being soaked in curd/yogurt for few hours. Try this and send feedback.

Thayir Vadai / Dahi Vada

YIELD – 5 servings


Medu Vadai - 5no.
Thick  curd / yogurt -11/2 -2 cups
Butter milk-1/2 -3/4 cup
Salt To Taste

To garnish:
Coriander leaves -2tbsp
Grated Carrot -2tbsp
Red Chilli Powder-1/4 tsp

For Seasoning:
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Green Chilli-2 finely chopped
Curry leaves few
Ginger -1tsp chopped


  1. Prepare Ulundu/Medhu vadai  by following the recipe from the link. Click here.
  2. Dunk the vadai in a bowl of water for 10 seconds and squeeze vadai to discard excess water  from it. This step will make vadai to soak well in curd and makes soft.
  3. In a large bowl combine yogurt with buttermilk, salt and give a good whisk.Season it.
  4. Place the vadai in the yogurt mix and rest in the fridge for few hours for best taste.
  5. Garnish with ingredients just before serving and enjoy the chilled yummy dahi vadai.


If you do not want or have butter milk can replace it with water.
If you wish Include a tbsp of grated coconut paste in the curd/thayir/yogurt.
In north Indian style they garnish dahi vada with dates-tamarind chutney, sev coriander leaves and chat masala(they won't season it).

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Thayir Vadai / Dahi Vada


Shanthi said...

attractive photo..neat presentation..keep it up...

Beautiful pictures, looks so tempting & delicious!

looks mouthwatering

Unknown said...

delicious and beautiful presentation..

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