This Bread Dahi Vada recipe is oil-free and also without any cooking involved, in which Vadas are made with bread and are then soaked in whisked curd.

A very easy recipe which even children can make. Apt for the humid climate or for sudden guests or when there is not enough time or simply when you are not in a mood for any hardcore cooking.

Dahi Vada, Kanji Vada, Thandai, and any form of Chat are very well associated with Holi. These are some of the must-have delicacies at this festival. So, for this month's Blogging Marathon, I thought that this recipe would fit in beautifully under the Festival theme, hence came up with this post.

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Bread Dahi Vadas

Oil-Free Dahi Vada without frying ... sounds unbelievable? But these are actually like this.

Be it a Chaat party or any festival or any get-together or lunch or dinner, it is incomplete without the preparation of Dahi Vada. These are undoubtedly the essence of the menu of any party. Fried dumplings of lentils, covered with yogurt and tamarind dip adds dollops of exoticness to any Indian menu.

Make it on Holi, Diwali and for parties or just like that. In fact, this bread Dahi bhalla recipe is just perfect for fireless cooking competitions in school. If you want to know how to make Dahi vada soft then read this complete post.

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Main Ingredient of Bread Dahi Vada Recipe

These no-cook Dahi Vadas are made with bread. These are very much no-cook and get ready very quickly but calling them instant would not be correct. Why I am saying so, will soon be clear to you.

If you make these bread Dahi bhalla as per this recipe, I bet no one will be able to make out that this is bread.

 

Memory Lane

I learned this recipe long back. I tried many times but then soon got put off with it. Reason? The reason was that it tasted of raw and soggy bread hence spoilt the taste. Thus, I gave up this recipe.

Then one day, while having lunch at my sister in law, Vandana Gupta's place, I had Dahi Vada and liked it a lot. Very soft and very delicious. On asking she told me that those were made of bread. Unbelievable!

Then why that taste of the bread was not there? She shared her secret with me and I will soon share that same secret with you all.

 

How To Make Bread Dahi Vada at Home?

For making these Dahi Vada, you need bread and some filling of your choice. Normally this filling is of coconut, nuts and ginger. You can adjust the filling as per your choice.

 

 Step By Step Photos

  • Make the filling. For this take grated coconut, chopped nuts like almonds and cashews, raisins, chironji, ginger julienne, pomegranate pearls and chopped coriander leaves. Mix everything and keep it aside.
Grated coconut, nuts etc for filling in Dahi Vadas

 

  • Now take bread. You can take any bread here, be it white or brown or multigrain. But, to be honest, white bread suits this recipe the best. First of all, trim the edges of the bread.
Bread slices with edges removed

 

  • Keep a bowl of water. Take one slice of bread, dip it in the water and squeeze all water by pressing it between your palms.
Dip the bread slice in water

 

  • Keep 1 or 2 tablespoons of filling in the squeezed bread and close it. Shape it round by pressing between your hands. Just like you make bread rolls. But see that you give it round shape and not oval.
Keep the Stuffing in the squuezed bread slice

 

  • Make all the vadas like this.
form a ball shape

 

  • Now, smoothen curd by whisking it for a while. Add a little sugar powder, cumin powder in the curd and mix properly.
Whisk dahi and add spices

 

  • In a shallow dish, keep all the stuffed vadas. Pour whisked curd over them so that they are fully covered in it. Keep this and the leftover Dahi in the refrigerator. Do not serve it immediately.
Pour dahi over stuffed vadas

 

  • Now comes the trick. Let it be like this at least for a few hours, better if kept overnight or even for a day in the refrigerator. The trick is that in this resting time, bread absorbs yogurt very well and thus does not taste raw at all.
  • At the time of serving, add salt in the prepared yogurt and put it over these. Then little tamarind or dried mango powder chutney, little green coriander chutney. If looking for Instant Meethi Chutney With Amchoor then check here.
Serve Dahi Vada after adding meethi chutney
  • Serve with love, food optional 🙂

 

FAQs Regarding Bread Dahi Vadas

Q) Why should I make Dahi Vada with bread?

  • Dahi Vada is generally made with lentils. Lentils are first soaked then ground into a paste, beaten a lot to give the desired softness, and then finally its balls (dumplings) are deep-fried!
  • Such a lengthy and laborious process! And thus requires time and planning. Apart from this, more and more people are switching over to healthy foods and thus do not want to have anything fried. In both these cases, this Oil-free No-Cook bread Dahi Vada recipe is a boon and serves the purpose very well.

 

Q) How to make Dahi vada soft?

This is a major concern while making Dahi vadas. But when you are making bread Dahi vadas then you are relieved from this tension as these Dahi vadas are soft only, melt-in-mouth, kind of texture.

 

Q) Do I feel the taste of raw bread while eating these?

Not at all! Just soak these in beaten curd for few hours and you will have the best Dahi vadas.

 

Q) Can I make these with brown or multigrain bread?

Yes, you can but there will be a slight difference in the taste. White bread gives the best results.

 

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Bread Dahi Vada

Oil-free, no-cook Dahi Vadas

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword No-Cook Dahi Vada, Oil-free Dahi Vada
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Samira

Ingredients

For Vadas

  • 4 Slice White Bread
  • 2 Tbsp Grated Coconut
  • 1 Tbsp Pomegranate Pearls
  • 1 tsp Ginger Julienne
  • 1 tsp Raisins
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Nuts (Almonds, Cashews etc)
  • 1 tsp Chironji
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Whisked Curd

  • 1 Cup Cup Thick Curd
  • 1 tsp Salt (Or As Per Taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Rock Salt
  • 1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chat Masala
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder (Optional)

Amchoor Or Tamarind Chutney

Green Coriander Chutney

Instructions

For Vadas

  1. Make the filling. For this take grated coconut, chopped nuts like almonds and cashews, raisins, chironji (cirotrgi), ginger julienne, pomegranate pearls and chopped coriander leaves. Mix everything and keep it aside.

  2. Take bread. You can take any bread here, be it white or brown or multigrain. But, to be honest, white bread suits this recipe the best. First of all, trim the edges of the bread.

  3. Keep a bowl of water. Take one slice of bread, dip it in the water and squeeze all water by pressing it between your palms.

  4. Keep 1 or 2 tablespoons of filling in the squeezed bread and close it. Shape it round by pressing between your hands. Just like you make bread rolls. But see that you give it a round shape and not oval. 

  5. Make all the vadas like this.

For Whisked Curd

  1. Using a whisk, smoothen Dahi.

  2. Add roasted cumin powder, chat masala and chilli powder. Do not add salt at this stage.

Assembly

  1. In a shallow dish, keep all the stuffed vadas. Pour smoothened dahi over them so that they are fully covered in it. Keep this and the leftover yogurt in the refrigerator.

  2. Do not serve it immediately.

  3. Now comes the trick. Let it be like this at least for a few hours. You can even keep like this up to a day. The trick is that in this resting time, bread absorbs yogurt very well and thus does not taste raw at all.

  4. At the time of serving, add salt in the prepared dahi and put it over these. Then little tamarind or dried mango powder chutney, little green coriander chutney.

  5. Serve with love, food optional :)-

Recipe Notes

  1. For filling, take nuts of your choice.
  2. You can take dry coconut also.
  3. Any type of bread can be taken.
  4. Squeeze the bread well between the palms, so that all the water is removed.
  5. Soak the prepared vadas in yogurt for at least an hour.

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