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One day, I had too much left over Buttermilk and it was sour. Instead of putting it down the drain, i decided to make good use of it. Thus, this tasty Recipe, Kadhi. Everyone in my family loved it.




  • Yogurt (sour taste is preferred) – 1 cup
  • Besan – 2tbsp
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Green Chilli paste – 1 tsp/to taste
  • Onion – medium size finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves – few
  • Salt – to taste
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Ginger and Garlic – grated 1 tsp (together)
  • Sugar – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp/to taste

Kadhi Ingredients

For Tempering:

  • Ghee – 2 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seed – 1/4 tsp
  • Fenugreek seed – 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida – 2 pinches


  • Take a bowl and add the Curd, Basin and Water. Whisk it until all the lumps are removed.

Making of Kadhi

  • Take a heavy bottom pan and heat the Oil and Ghee. Add the Mustard, Cumin, Fenugreek seed and temper it. Add the Curry leaf, Asafoetida and Onion and saute it until the onion turns golden color.

Making of Kadhi

  • Add the Ginger and Garlic, Turmeric Powder and saute it until the raw smell is gone.
  • Pour the Curd mixture and add the Red chilli powder and mix it well.

Making of Kadhi

  • Keep it in slow-medium flame and stir it occasionally. Make sure it does not Curdle.
  • Bring the mix to boil until it becomes thick. Approx 10-15 min.

Making of Kadhi

  • Add the Sugar and mix it well.
  • Garnish it with Coriander leaves.
  • Serve Hot Kadhi with Pulav/Rice/Paratha/Roti.

Making of Kadhi


  • I used less thick Curd. If you use a thicker curd, you can make it loose by adding few tbsp of water.
  • You can make this without adding Onion and Garlic as well.
  • If the Curd is sour, it makes it much tastier.

There are 2 Comments

  1. Posted by Chandra Reply

    Pls. make the following corrections to your recipe on KADHI

    1. KADI not KADHI
    2. Besan not Basin
    3. Does not curdle instead of Does curdle


    • Posted by Suvayo Suvai Reply

      Hi Chandra,
      The recipe is spelled Kadhi and not like you mentioned. Check out with a Gujarati/Google it. Made the other changes. Thanks for pointing out.

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