Homemade Dahi Baray Recipe

Homemade Dahi Baray Recipe

Dahi Bare is a popular snack or appetizer in South Asian cuisine, particularly in Pakistan. It consists of lentil-based dumplings (bare) that are deep-fried until crispy and then served with a tangy yogurt sauce (dahi).

Dahi Baray is one of the favorite desi food in Pakistan. It is mostly served during Ramadan and as a side dish at a get-together. This is a tried and tested recipe of dahi bhalay by our home chef.

Here is another version of baked Dahi Bare.

Also See: Ramadan Recipes

dahi bare Recipe

Author: Pretty Nadia
Prep time: 4 hours
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 4 hours 15 mins


  • Daal mash 1 cup
  • Daal moong 1 cup
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
  • Red chilli 1 tsp
  • Salt 1 1/2 tsp
  • White cumin (Zeera) 1 tsp
  • Baking powder 1/2 tsp
  • Yogurt 1/2 kg (beaten)
  • Imli ki Chutney as required
  • Chaat masala to taste


  1. Wash & soak both daals together for 3,4 hours then blend with very little water.
  2. Make sure it should be a fine paste. Now add ginger garlic paste, red chili, salt, white cumin, and baking powder.
  3. Leave it for 15 minutes again.
  4. Heat oil in a wok, carefully drop the mixture in warm oil with a spoon and fry on the medium-slow flame until golden brown.
  5. Remove on paper and allow to cool. Then soak in water until soft. Squeeze out water and set in a serving platter.
  6. Pour over yogurt, tamarind chutney, and sprinkle chaat masala.
  7. Let cool and serve dahi bary.
For later use, keep them in a zip lock or plastic bag when you need to soak them in warm water & mix with yogurt and chutney.