Dhahi ki Kadi

Bismilllahir Rahmanir Raheem

Dahi ki kadi is one of the many things, I have gained perfection in, over the years. I usually dont go wrong in making it, bi-iznillah!


Plain Yogurt- 1 pint
salt-to taste
turmeric powder-1 1/2 tsp
chick pea flour- 4 tbs
jalapeno peppers-4
ginger/garlic paste-2 tsps
coconut powder-2 tbs
water- 1 cup

for the chick pea dumplings:

chick pea flour- 6 tbs
salt- to  taste
turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
baking powder- 1 tsp
water- good enough to make the batter  (with, consistencylittle bit thicker than the pan-cake batter)
oil- to fry the dumplings

for tempering:

mustard seeds- 1tsp
cumin seeds-1tsp
dry red peppers- 4-5
curry leaves- 12-14
oil-2 tbs


Put the Yogurt and all the other ingredients and blend it in a blender or run the hand blender in it until smooth.

on the side, make the batter and set it aside.

Strain the yogurt with a fine strainer into a pot and set it on medium heat and stir continuously until it comes to a boil and reduce the heat to medium and leave it to keep boiling without spilling over.

Pour oil in a pan and heat it until nice and hot and with a tablespoon, add the batter in one place, so that it takes a round shape and fry it till goldenish-yellow. Remove the dumplings and put them in a bowl of cold water for 20 seconds each and transfer them into the pot with the kadi. When done, turn off the heat of the kadi and prepare the tempering. For tempering, heat oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chilies, and in the end, the curry leaves. Put them in the order i have mentioned until they splutter and change color. Turn off the stove and pour the entire mixture over the kadi and cover it with the lid immediately  to trap the flavors of the mustard and curry leaves etc., Enjoy!


  1. Salam!
    I tried your recipe. Taste was good but it dint look as good as yours in appearance. The curd had curdled when I put the dahi besan mixture on the stove. I ran it through the blender again and then put it on heat but it still curdled and the dahi broke into small bits...What am I doing wrong?

  2. Wa alakis salaam Shireen.

    I am glad it you tried making the kadi. If you donot start stirring the yogurt mixture as soon as you set it on the stove until it comes to a boil, the yogurt will get curdles. This is a very important thing to note. Once it starts to boil, let go off it and proceed with tempering and stuff. Try it again and tell me how it turns.


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