Dahi Kabab Recipe (Video Recipe) (2024)

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Dahi kabab recipe or yogurt kebab. A very popular vegetarian snack option made with curd cheese and simple spices. These rich, melt in mouth dahi ke kabab are rich and crispy outside and have soft mouth melting texture inside. A perfect restaurant style recipe.

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Dahi kabab is an appetiser/snack recipe from North Indian Punjabi cuisine. Mostly served in Punjabi weddings as a party snack and make a perfect appetizer for a dinner party.

Kababs is a smoky and spicy dish from the Middle East. Traditionally, meat is the main ingredient of kababs. But, different variations of this dish has rocked the food world.

So sharing with you an easy fail-proof recipe of this veg kebab, a great vegetarian snack option that you can prepare on festivals and special occasions. You can pan fry them or deep fry as per your preference but any which way dahi kabab taste delicious!

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  • What this Dahi Kabab is:
  • Ingredients
  • How to Make Dahi Kabab
  • Step by Step Recipe Video
  • Recipe Notes and Tips to make Best Dahi ke Kabab
  • Variation Of Dahi Kabab
  • Can I Make Them Ahead?
  • What To Serve with Dahi Kabab?
  • Storing Leftovers
  • More Vegetarian Kabab Recipes You can try
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What this Dahi Kabab is:

  • Vegetarian kebab
  • Melt in the mouth soft inside crispy outside
  • Made with a base of hung curd/dahi or greek yogurt and spices
  • Can be pan-fried or deep-fried

This dahi kabab is the most favourite Indian party appetizer recipe at our home. A mix of hung curd, paneer, cheese, and spices results in soft kebabs which are utterly delicious. Of late, I am experimenting with quite a few curd recipes.

I find hung curd is a great base for sandwich fillings, dips, and so many interesting desserts. Some of these snack recipes I have already posted like Dahi ke sholey, Dahi ke sandwich/curd sandwich.


Hung curd: 800gm greek yogurt is strained in cheesecloth and sieve to remove the whey. The resulting hung curd also known as chakka is used in making dahi ke kabab. This gives 60-70gm hung curd.

Indian cottage cheese/ grated paneer: Preferably use homemade Indian cottage cheese to make them soft and melt in the mouth.

Cheese: Use processed cheese or cheddar cheese.

Gram flour/ roasted besan: For providing binding to the kebab. Make sure to roast it to get rid of the raw taste.

Spices and seasonings: Salt, red chilli flakes.

Fresh herbs and extras: Coriander leaves, green chillies, ginger

Breadcrumbs (to coat the kababs)

Oil to deep fry or shallow fry

How to Make Dahi Kabab

For making dahi ke kabab first hung curd is mixed with spices, paneer, roasted besan ( gram flour).

Then this mixture is shaped into a flat patty or balls depending upon you are planning to deep fry them or pan fry them.

Next, you need to heat oil to either deep fry these kebabs or pan fry them. I make both types of dahi kebab. I also Air-fried dahi kebab which is a super healthy method to make kebabs.

Step by Step Recipe Video

Recipe Notes and Tips to make Best Dahi ke Kabab

  • The Dahi Kabab recipe is very simple, but at the same time to make it perfect you need to take care of a few things. Now, I am not trying to say that I am a Kebab expert here, but suffice to say I have learned from my mistakes.
  • I am sharing with you tips and points hereto make these perfect dahi ke kabab.
  • Preferably use fresh homemade curd to prepare hung curd. Store-bought curd is also fine, just make sure it is fresh.
  • Don’t use sour curd. It may result in a sour taste in kabab.
  • Squeeze out extra water from curd fully while preparing hung curd, lesser the water content better will be the taste of dahi ke kababs.
  • Less water content results in better dahi kababs. Also, dahi Kababs will soak less oil.
  • Paneer and cheese help to make soft melt in mouth dahi kababs. So, do not skip these.
  • Use only roasted besan to avoid the raw pasty taste.
  • Coat the kebabs with bread crumbs before frying them. This will prevent the kebabs from breaking and add a delicious crunch.
  • Making a Veg kabab recipe is slightly tricky because too little binding agent breaks the kabab easily. Too much of it turns the soft texture or pasty taste.
  • Use roasted gram flour/besan to bind them which is traditionally used in making these kebabs.
  • You can Prep the ingredients beforehand, prepare dahi kababs and freeze them.

Variation Of Dahi Kabab

Just like any other recipes you can make variation of this dahi kababs as well. The other day I shared Dahi kabab recipe in my Instagram reels.

I skipped gram flour and cheese completely. Another change I did was in the final coating along with bread crumbs I added sesame seeds and that made it even more crispy.

I also tried changing the shape. Rather than making balls I flattened them and made tikki shaped dahi kabab.

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Can I Make Them Ahead?

Yes you can make these dahi ke kabab ahead of time. But you must take care to freeze them immediately after shaping them. When you are ready to eat take them out of freezer and put straight away into deep fryer or heated oil which is ready for deep frying.

What To Serve with Dahi Kabab?

You can enjoy these Kabab with Green chutney, coconut chutney. For an unconventional choice you can serve these kabab with guacamole as well.

Storing Leftovers

Usually there are no leftovers because you can't stop eating them. In case you make some extra and have leftover kababs you can store them in fridge for 1-2 days and reheat in air fryer or pre-heated oven.

More Vegetarian Kabab Recipes You can try

  • Rajma galouti Kabab
  • Hara Chana Kabab
  • Dahi Paneer Veg seekh Kabab
  • Vegetarian Seekh kabab
  • Raw Papaya Kebab
  • Paneer Dahi Seekh Kabab - Veg Kebab Recipe
  • Hare Chane ke Kabab - Indian Vegetarian Kabab
  • Rajma Tikki Recipe|Kidney beans Cutlets

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Dahi Ke Kabab

Dahi ke kabab is melt in mouth kababs from North Indian Cuisine. A veg kabab recipe Dahi kabab recipe an easy and quick and instant recipe. Made with a base of hung curd/dahi or greek yogurt this dahi kabab are most favourite Indian party appetizer recipe at our home.

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Course: Appetizer

Cuisine: indian cuisine

Keyword: kebab, veg kabab

Prep Time: 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes minutes

Servings: 2

Calories: 326kcal

Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 250 gram Hung curd 800gm greek yogurt strained to remove whey
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander leaves
  • 100 grams Indian cottage cheese grated paneer
  • 50 grams cheese Grated
  • 2-3 tablespoon Gram flour roasted besan
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon green chillies chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger grated
  • ¼ cup Breadcrumbs to coat the kababs
  • Oil to deep fry or shallow fry


Make Dahi Kebab Mixture

  • Add hung curd in a mixing bowl and then add coriander leaves, grated paneer, and cheese, grated ginger, chopped green chillies, red chilli flakes to the hung curd. Mix them well.

  • Now, add roasted besan to bind the curd. Mix it well. You can add more besan if curd remains wet.

Shaping Kebabs

  • Grease your hands with cooking oil. This will help in making perfect round balls if you are deep-frying them.

  • Make rounded balls of the mixture. Meanwhile, set the oil in a kadhai. Heat it on medium flame.

  • Coat this dahi kabab you made with breadcrumbs and use any of cooking method given below.

Deep frying the Dahi kebab

  • Now, put the balls in hot oil one by one. Let them fry on medium flame. turn them to cook from all sides occasionally.

  • Deep fry the kebab on medium heat till it turns golden brown.

Shallow fry or pan fry the Kebab

  • You shape dahi kebab into patties if you want to shallow fry them or pan fry. Heat oil in a flat pan and put kebabs in hot oil one by one. Let them shallow fry on medium flame. turn them to cook from all sides occasionally.

  • Fry the kebab till it turns golden brown.

  • Similarly, you can make Air fried dahi kabab by spraying them with oil and then placing in an air fryer which is preheated.

Air Fried Dahi Kabab

  • Air fry them for 6-7 minutes on 200C then turn them over an air fry at 200C for another 3 minutes.

  • Serve dahi kabab fresh and hot with spicy green chutney or tomato ketchup as a teatime snack or party appetizers.



Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 517mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 574IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 455mg | Iron: 1mg

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