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Dahi Pakodi Chaat

Dahi Pakodi Chaat is a tantalising street food chaat of soft and spongy split green gram lentil fritter, chutneys and yogurt, adored by all the chaat lovers.
Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Non Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 172kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz


  • 1 cup Moong dal
  • 1 green chili you may add more
  • 1 teaspoon ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • A generous pinch of soda
  • Salt as required
  • Oil for deep frying

For Soaking pakodis:

  • Warm water as required
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt as required

For Assembly:-

  • ¼ cup green coriander chutney
  • ¼ cup sweet tamarind chutney
  • 400 gms yogurt whisked well
  • ½ cup onions finely chopped
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves finely chopped
  • Roasted cumin powder as required
  • Chaat masala as required
  • Red chili powder as required
  • Fine Sev as required
  • Lemon juice as required


  • Clean, wash and soak moong dal in enough fresh water for 2-3 hours
  • Drain the water and grind moong dal along with grated ginger, green chili and cumin seeds to smooth paste without using any water.
  • Transfer it into the bowl , add soda and little salt. Whisk well to form batter of thick pouring consistency. Add few tablespoons of water if required. Do not add to much water at a time or else batter will be too thin.
  • Combine warm water, salt and sugar in a large bowl
  • Heat enough oil in deep pan or kadhai
  • Once the oil is hot, carefully drop the spoonful of batter and deep fry on medium high heat until light golden and crisp.
  • Drain on to absorbent paper and add the fried dumpling to warm water mixture. Allow it to soak for 45 minutes.
  • Repeat the same for remaining batter.
  • After 45 minutes or at the time of serving, squeeze the pakodi (dumplings) to drain off the excess water.

Assembly of Chaat:-

  • Add rock salt and little water( if yogurt is too thick) to the yogurt and mix well.
  • Arrange the squeezed dumplings on the serving plate, slightly press them to crush it a bit.
  • Sprinkle the required amount of lemon juice on the pakodis.
  • Pour green chutney and tamarind chutney over it.
  • Pour whisked yoghurt, sprinkle roasted cumin powder, chaat masala, red chili powder, chopped onions, fine sev and coriander leaves. Serve immediately.


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1mg