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.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I can bypass a pizza for a dahi vada after an English movie at Sangeet theatre.’
    • ‘Dr. Kalam rightly commended sambar and vada, but why didn't he say anything about rasa vada and dahi vada?’

Origin

From Hindi dahī curds and vaḍā ball of ground lentils.

Pronunciation:

dahi vada

/ˈvʌdə/