Saturday, 20 July 2013

Dahi Baray

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In Pakistan dahi baray is one of the most liked snack during the holy month of Ramadan. Especially during summer time it’s a preferred snack as its light and refreshing. Last month I shared a recipe of Dahi Bhalle made with gram flour. This time I am sharing the recipe of bhally/baray made with mash ki daal.

Dahi baray


3/4 cup white lentils/mash ki daal
1/2 inch piece Ginger 
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder 
1/2 tsp baking soda 
1 tbsp cumin seeds
7-8 button red chilies
1 tbsp coriander seeds.
Yogurt 1 kg (either use store bought yogurt or strained yogurt)
3 tbsp icing sugar
¼ cup water
Salt 1/2 tsp
Chat Masala (as required)
2 tbsp coriander leaves
2 chopped green chilies
Green chutney (as required)
Sweet tamarind chutney (as required)

mash ke daal kay dahi baray


1) Soak Daal in water for 7-8 hours.

2)  Dry roast 1tbsp of coriander seeds, 1tbsp of cumin seeds and 7-8 button red chilies then grind them.

3) Blend daal, along with ginger piece, adding little water as required for blending. While adding water keep in mind we don’t want the batter to be to runny.

4) Take out the blended daal, add in the baking powder, baking soda, salt and 1&½ tsp of ground masala.  Mix it well for 5 minutes and make a smooth batter.

5) Heat oil in a pan and drop spoon full of batter in it. Fry on medium low heat till they are golden brown from both, about 5-7 minutes.

6) Put 1 tsp of salt and 3 cups of Luke warm water in a bowl. Once the dumplings are done (fried) take them out. Wait for 2 -3 minutes then soak them in water for 5 minutes.

7) Whisk the yogurt with sugar and salt. Pour half of the yogurt in serving.

8) Take the dumplings/baray out of water one at a time and squeeze water with the help of your palms. This will help to remove all the excess oil. Don't put too much pressure while squeezing to avoid the dumplings from breaking apart.

9) Arrange the dumplings/baray over yogurt, pour over the remaining yogurt, sprinkle chaat masala/or the ground masala, chopped green chilies, coriander. Drizzle sweet tamarind chutney over yogurt, dahi barar are ready to be served.

Note: you can serve them as it is, or if you wish you can add some boiled potato cubes, some chopped tomatoes and a small chopped onion to enhance the taste.


  1. Lovely Presentation :)

  2. looks really lovely... have never tasted this though...

  3. icing sugar zaruri hai dalna ya normal wala b chailaiga