Curd Vadai

The traditional curd vadai also known as thayir vadai or dahi vada. Here is a curd vadai made with bread slices.

  • Bread curd vadai

    Difficulty: Easy

    A curd vadai made with bread slices instead of the traditional dhal filings.

Curd Vadai

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: SnacksCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Medium


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The traditional curd vadai also known as thayir vadai or dahi vada.


  • Urad dhal – 1 cup

  • Green chilli – 2

  • Fresh ginger – a small piece

  • Coconut gratings – 1 tablespoon

  • Salt – half teaspoon

  • Oil – for deep frying

  • Curd – 3 cups or as required

  • For Garnishing:
  • Fresh coriander leaves – few

  • Grated carrot – 1 teaspoon

  • Kara boondi – 1 tablespoon


  • Soak urad dhal in water for one to two hours. Wash well and grind it to a soft paste. Remove and add salt and mix it well.
  • Grind separately coconut, ginger and green chillies to a fine paste.
  • Beat the curd and add this paste along with a pinch of salt. Mix well and pour it in a tray. Keep aside.
  • Boil some water in a broad vessel and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Take a lemon size ball and slightly flatten it and make a hole in the centre.
  • Drop gently in the hot oil and deep fry till it becomes golden brown. Remove it and put it in the hot water.
  • After few seconds, remove it from the water and put it in the curd.
  • Finish all the dough like this. Allow the vadai to soak in curd for half an hour.
  • Before serving add more curd on top of it and garnish with coriander leaves, carrot gratings and Kara Bhoondi.


  • For garnishing, you can also draw designs like kolam on top of the curd using chilli powder, jeera powder or chat masala. See picture below.


  1. Aarthi senthil


    The curd mixture came out so well…but the vadai came so hard …pls. Let me know what might be the reason so that I can do it right next time.


    • Hi Aarthi Senthil,

      Reason for hard vadai may be due to grinding. You have to grind the dhal very soft, like grinding for “Medhu Vadai”. After frying the vadai, if you soak it in hot water and remove, you will get soft vadai.

  2. Aarthi senthil

    Thanks will try again!

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