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Dahi Baray Iftar Recipe

Dahi Baray is a typical dish served on ramadan Iftar parties. These are delicious and yummy, fried dumplings; soaked in yogurt sauce. Must try this Dahi Baray recipe !!

Dahi Baray Iftar Recipe

Dahi Baray


  • 1 cup yellow lentils, moong dal
  • ½ cup White lentils, mash dal
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp dry ginger
  • 4 cups yogurt
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp chaat masala
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Dahi Baray

  1. Place yellow lentils, white lentils and cumin in a food processor.
  2. Blend all lentils until smooth.
  3. Add dry ginger, onion and baking soda in blended lentils and blend again until well combined.
  4. Now make balls with a large spoon and in a hot oil, fry baray until they become golden brown.
  5. Take out baray in a serving dish.
  6. In another bowl, beat fresh dahi or yogurt.
  7. Add little water and sugar in dahi and season with salt and chaat masala, mix all these masala well.
  8. Now pour this dahi or yogurt mixture over the baray.
  9. Sprinkle some more chaat masala over it.
  10. Dahi Baray are ready to serve chilled.

Serving Suggestion

  • You can serve dahi baray with imli ki chutney.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 12

Dahi Baray Reicpe by Shireen Anwar

It’s a teatime treat. You will find them most delicious because you will be confident about their hygiene and off course they taste awesomely delicious. This dish can be enjoyed in branch and along with lunch and dinner.

Dahi Baray Reicpe by Shireen Anwar

Dahi Baray


  • 200 gm White lentils or Daal Maash
  • 1 tsp Crushed red pepper
  • ½ inch ginger piece
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp White cumin
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 kg fresh Yogurt
  • 5 tbsp. Caster sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin whole
  • 1 tsp Chat Masala
  • 2 tbsp. Coriander leaves
  • Green chutney as required
  • Sweet chutney as required

Dahi Baray: Cooking Directions

  1. First of all, soak Daal in water for 5-6 hours. This step plays vital roll in cooking perfect dahi baray.
  2. Put daal, crushed red pepper, ginger, salt, baking powder and white cumin in the blender. And add some water in the blender for the best result of blending.
  3. Take a karai, heat up oil and drop this mixture in preheated oil with the help of a spoon.
  4. Fry for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Now put salt, red chili powder and cumin whole in Luke warm water and mix it well.
  6. After frying, put the fried Baray in some tray for 2 minutes, then dip them in water for 4-5 minutes.
  7. On the other hand, add caster sugar and pinch of salt in the yogurt and mix well.
  8. Pour this yogurt in the serving bowl.
  9. Squeeze out water from the Baray by pressing them between hands.
  10. Place these baray on the yogurt.
  11. Again pour some yogurt over baray. Sprinkle chat Masala, pinch of red chili powder, green chilies, coriander and meethi chutney over yogurt and serve.
  12. Very delicious Dahi Baray are ready.

Dahi Baray Serving Suggestion

  • Serve home-made dahi baray once ready or keep them in fridge for few minutes to be cool.

Preparation time: 15 min

Cook time: 10 min

Yield: 7-8 people