How to make Quickest Dahi Bhalla - Bread balls covered with seasoned yogurt topped with mint chutney and sweet date and tamarind chutney

This recipe is contributed by Member Atul Khurana.

Main Ingredients : Bread Slices (ब्रेड स्लाइस), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Quickest Dahi Bhalla

Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Quickest Dahi Bhalla Recipe

  • Bread Slices 4

  • Yogurt 6 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 4 teaspoon

  • Mint chutney to taste

  • Sweet date and tamarind chutney to taste

  • Roasted cumin seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Whisk yogurt well with sugar and little bit of salt. Keep aside.

Step 2

Cut sides of the bread slice. Soak in to warm water just for 2 seconds and drain the water.

Step 3

Make round roll of each bread in ball shape. Keep aside

Step 4

For serving; place bread Bhalla (ball) on a plate/katori and cover with whisked yogurt.

Step 5

Add mint chutney and tamarind chutney. Sprinkle roasted cumin powder.

Step 6

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve immediately.