Definition of dahi vada in English:

dahi vada

noun

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Dr. Kalam rightly commended sambar and vada, but why didn't he say anything about rasa vada and dahi vada?’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

dahi vada

/ˈvʌdə/