Curd Vada Recipe South Indian | Thayir Vadai

Thayir Vadai is a popular Indian dish. It is prepared by soaking vadas in thick dahi (yogurt). Dahi Vada are also popularly known as Perugu Garelu. This is a famous festival dish in South India.

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Thayir vadai

How to make South Indian thayir vadai recipe | Best Dhai Vada

Thayir Vadai is a popular snack in India.It is prepared by soaking vadas in thick dahi.
Dahi Vada are also popularly known as Perugu Garelu.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, kids recipes, Snack
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 3 people
Author: Papitha Ranganathan


Ingredients for Thayir Vadai

  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2 cup curd or dahi or yogurt
  • 1 cup Urad daal
  • 2 piece red chili
  • Oil for fry
  • Salt to taste
  • pinch of hing
  • grated carrots for granishing


How to cook the recipe

    For vada

    • Clean, wash and soak the urad dal overnight or a minimum of 1/2 an hour.
    • Drain the water and grind the dal in grinder/mixie using as little water as possible.
    • Take this urad dal batter in a bowl and add required salt.
    • Heat the oil for frying the vadas.
    • To shape the vadas, wet your hand, take a small portion of batter on the palm your can also use banana leaves.
    • Using the finger of your other hand or the thumb of the same hand, make a small hole in the center of the batter .
    • Fry the vada till crisp and golden in medium heat.
    • Fry all the vada this way till they become evenly browned and crisp.
    • Take the hot vadas and put in cold water for 2-3 minutes.
    • Now take them out of water and squeeze the water and keep aside.

    For Dahi

    • Beat curd well with a fork or blender. Then add salt ,mix well and keep aside .
    • Then place vada one by one and soak them for half an hour in the curd.
    • Add mustard seeds,cumin seeds and red chilli.When it splutters lower the flame and add pinch of hing, saute for a few seconds. Then add it to the vadas.
    • Finally garnish with grated carrots.
    • Serve the curd vadas chilled.

    Papitha Ranganathan

    I'm Papitha Ranganathan house wife and food blogger. I love to cook various cuisines in my kitchen which comes out so delicious. I would like to share my recipes here.

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