Sweet Dahi Baray

Sweet Dahi Baray

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Vaquas: Hi everyone, I’m back with a new recipe, it is my Sweet Dahi Baray recipe. This recipe is very important to me because it defines my childhood Ramadan time in India. We’d always have it at your Iftar table. This recipe is very dear to me because my mom used to make it like this.

The Secret Methods

This is my mother’s version of the recipe. Dahi Baray are a delicate thing to assemble, as they get ruin pretty easy, sometimes you add too much water it will be very runny.  There are couple of secret methods in this recipe that I will run you through them so you can make the perfect Dahi Baray for your family.

  1. Lentils are soak separately overnight, the softer the lentil it will be easier to bring to a perfect paste consistency.
  2. Use the same water that you soak in your lentils in for the paste.
  3. Make each lentils paste separately.
  4. After you combine both of the pastes then mix together in the circular motion for ten minutes going in one single direction continuously.
  5. After the Baray are done then you soak them in red chili powder water. (I will tell you step by step in the recipe section below.

I hope this recipe of Sweet Dahi Baray will come in handy for you this Ramadan and post Ramadan. If you want more Ramadan recipes please check out: Keemay Ki Goliyaan , Vaquas’s Famous Green Chutney , Khatti Meethi Chutney. If you have any questions about our recipes, techniques, or you just want to say hi! Please feel free to message us. Lastly, If you try any of our recipes be sure to tag us on instagram @twoclovesinapot, and also leave a review on our site, find us on Pinterest too, @twoclovesinapot. Please subscribe to our newsletter. We value honest feedback.


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Sweet Dahi Baray

Sweet Dahi Baray are perfect for the Ramadan. They are little fritters made up of two different types of lentils mixed together in a form of paste, that you deep fry. They are soak in special water, then mixed it in a yogurt mixture.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 50 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Keyword: dahi baray
Servings: 6


Dahi Baray Spice Mixture

  • 6 button dried red peper or long dried red peppers
  • 3 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp black salt
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 1 Urad Lentils mash daal
  • 1/4 Moong Lentils
  • Water
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • olive oil extra virgin (to fry)

Water for the Fritters

  • a bowl of water
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder

Yogurt mixture

  • 2-3 cups yogurt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp dahi baray spice mixture
  • a pinch salt


Dahi Baray Spice Mixture

  • On medium heat, In a medium size fry pan, Add in cumin seeds, button dried red pepper, corinander seeds, and black peppercorns. Dry Roast for one minute then take it off the stove.
  • Let it cool to room temprature.
  • Put the spice mixture and add in salt and black salt at this point in the coffee grinder and grinder.
  • Set that aside.

Water for the Fritters

  • Take a bowl of water and add in red chili powder and set aside.

Yogurt Mixture

  • Add the yogurt in a bowl, add in salt, sugar, and dahi baray spice mixture.
  • Whip the mixture well.
  • Set it aside.


  • Soak both lentils seprately overnight.
  • drain the water after it's sitting overnight safe some of the water from both lentils seprately.
  • Put one lentil in the blender and add few tablespoons of the soak water that was sitting overnight, let it come to a paste consistency.
  • Make sure you blend it on a low speed, the blender speed shouldnt go more than 3 out of 5.
  • Do the same thing to the other lentil.
  • Mix both pastes together.
  • Add baking powder
  • mix it for ten minutes by hand in the SAME direction for 10 minutes continuously.
  • Add salt and cumin seeds.
  • In a medium wok, on medium heat, heat the oil.
  • Take a spoon and dollop the paste across the wok to make little fritters.
  • Deep fry them until light golden.
  • Now you put them on a kitchen towel to soak the excess oil then put them in the fritter water for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, you put between your palms and squeeze the water out gently.
  • Place them in yogurt mixture.


  • Garnish sweet dahi baray with dahi baray spicy mixture and Khatti Meethi Chutney.


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6 months ago

5 stars
Me n my family Loved your recipe !
It feels like we’re having Bazari Dahi Bahaly.
Keep up the good work

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