Meaning of dahi vada in English:

dahi vada

Pronunciation /ˈvʌdə/


mass noun
  • An Indian dish consisting of balls made from ground lentils, which are deep-fried and served in a yogurt sauce.

    ‘The dahi vada for €6.67 consisted of deep-fried dumplings of lentils, cumin seeds, black pepper and coriander, topped with yoghurt and tamarind chutney.’
    • ‘Dr. Kalam rightly commended sambar and vada, but why didn't he say anything about rasa vada and dahi vada?’
    • ‘I can bypass a pizza for a dahi vada after an English movie at Sangeet theatre.’
    • ‘Dessicated coconut, ghee, lentils, coriander, cumin, turmeric, garam masala (if you don't have time to make your own), gram flour, dahi vada mix, rosewater, onion seeds and much, much more.’


From Hindi dahī ‘curds’ and vaḍā ‘ball of ground lentils’.