Homemade Dahi Bhallay

Dahi Bhallay is a popular dish of Indian and Pakistani cuisines. It is a tasty, healthy and easy to make snack or appetizer made from white lentils ( also called ‘mash’ daal in hindi/urdu) and moong lentils. It is not so difficult to make and doesn’t require much preparation time.

Listed below are the ingredients required for the dish:

  • White lentils ——————-1 cup
  • Moong lentils —————– 1 cup
  • Red Pepper ——————– As per taste
  • Salt———————————As per taste
  • Grounded Ajwain———–1 teaspoon
  • Baking Soda——————–1 teaspoon
  • Chat Masala——————–As per taste
  • Tamarind sauce————–As per taste
  • Yogurt—————————–250 gram
  • Sugar——————————As per taste


  1. Soak both lentils in water in a cup for 4-5 hours.
  2. Grind them to make a fine paste.IMG_20170611_171336
  3. Add Ajwain, salt, baking soda and red pepper in the paste. Mix well.
  4. Take oil in a deep frying pan. Drop the mixture in small balls into the oil once the oil is hot enough.IMG_20170605_182527
  5. In a bowl, beat yogurt with sugar and salt.
  6. Take out the fried pakoras once they turn crispy golden brown.IMG_20170605_182909
  7. Add fried pakoras into yogurt and leave them for 1-2 hours.IMG_20170605_183041
  8. Serve in a bowl with chat masala and tamarind sauce ( also called imli chatni in urdu/hindi)

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