The 30-share index, which had witnessed its worst crash in five-and-a-half years due to global turmoil, rose by 50.05 points, or 0.19 percent, to trade above the 27,000-mark at 27,037.51.
The gauge has lost 900.44 points in the previous two sessions.
Stocks of consumer durables, realty, IT, FMCG and oil & gas sectors led the recovery.
On similar lines, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty was up by 15 points, or 0.18 percent, to 8,142.35.
Brokers said emergence of buying at prevailing lower levels in bluechips helped key indices to trade in the positive zone.
Besides, a mixed trend at other Asian markets influenced sentiments here, they said.
Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down by 0.38 percent, while Japan's Nikkei was up by 0.54 percent in morning trade on Wednesday.
US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.74 percent lower in Tuesday's trade.

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