Zero Oil steamed Dahi Bhalla

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This Zero Oil steamed Dahi Bhalla is BeatO chef’s signature recipe. It is a fantastic alternative to the fried version and is in fact softer than a traditional fried Bhalla. 

Steaming the Bhallas helps retain their softness. This along with sugar free chutney also reduces calories drastically compared to a Dahi Bhalla from the store. Tried and tested by our expert chefs and nutritionists; this recipe is so delicious you won’t believe these Bhallas have no oil and are sugar free.

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 30 minutes

Serves – 15 portions


  • Urad Dal 2 cup
  • Moong Dal 1 cup
  • Ginger, chopped  1 ½ inch
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves, finely chopped 5 gm
  • Fruit Salt (Eno) 1 tsp
  • Low Fat Curd 4 cups
  • Chaat Masala 1 tsp
  • Bhuna Jeera as required
  • Black Salt to taste
  • Green Chillies, finely chopped 4
  • Mint Few Leaves 


  • Soak the dal overnight. Rinse and make a smooth paste; add black salt and fruit salt.
  • Add chopped ginger, green chillies, and coriander to an idli steamer in each idli section. Add a tablespoon of batter over this ginger, chilli, coriander mix.
  • Steam the batter till fully cooked. They should have a round, oval shape.        
  • Whisk together curd, bhuna jeera and a bit of stevia until smooth.   
  • Soak the steamed bhalla in water and squeeze the water out before serving. 
  • To serve, take the bhalla and spoon over some dahi mix, sprinkle chaat masala, bhuna jeera and sugar-free Imli/ saunth chutney and some green chutney.

Note: Take some garlic mint, coriander, chat masala and salt and blitz together in a mixer and make a green chutney.

BeatO Chef’s Serving Suggestion

Enjoy this recipe as a snack. Add some green chillies, julienned ginger and Anar/ pomegranate on top for an even better taste and texture;

BeatO Coach Tip

This recipe is high in both fibre and protein. It can be taken as a snack in the evening. Enjoy a portion of 1 Bhalla guilt-free. 

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BeatO Food Lab Nutrition Information

Total Value1643.95115.16281.8779.53
Per portion109.597.6718.795.30

Sugar-Free Saunth Chutney (Sugar-free Tamarind Chutney )

A regular saunth chutney would mean a lot of sugar and calories. This sugar-free saunth chutney is a treat for your tastebuds without any added sugar and tastes just as good.

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 15 minutes

Serves – 8 portions


  • Imli (Tamarind) 100 gm
  • Fresh grated Ginger 20 gm
  • Sugar-Free Sweetener / Monk Fruit sweetener 4 units
  • Pink Salt to taste


  • Soak the tamarind in hot water for 30 minutes, remove the pulp and discard the seeds. Strain it once
  • Mix the tamarind pulp and all the ingredients with some water in a pan and boil until it has a syrup consistency.
  • Your chutney is ready to serve. This chutney will not be as thick as a Saunth chutney with sugar.

BeatO Chef’s Serving Suggestion

This chutney is best enjoyed with our signature zero- oil, steamed dahi bhallas. 

BeatO Coach Tip

This recipe is low in calories but keep a check on your portion and carb count when drizzling over your favourite snack. Tamarind has a high amount of Vitamin C. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in Vitamin V which is essential for nerve health.

BeatO Food Lab Nutrition Information

Total Value256.122.3665.45.4
Per portion32.

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