rajasthani kadhi
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rajasthani kadhi

rajashthani kadhi is a spiced curd sauce that can be had plain or served with steamed basmati rice or cumin rice.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: main course
Cuisine: indian, rajasthani
Servings: 2 to 3
Calories: 749kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


for dahi kadhi mixture

  • 1 cup sour full fat curd (khatta dahi or yogurt)
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons besan (gram flour)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi powder)
  • salt as required

for tempering rajasthani kadhi

  • 2 tablespoons oil or 2 tablespoons ghee
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai or sarson)
  • ¼ teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (sabut jeera)
  • 1 small to medium tej patta (indian bay leaf)
  • a generous pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 2 dry red chilies (sookhi lal mirch) - kept whole or halved and seeds removed


making rajasthani kadhi

  • mix the above mentioned kadhi ingredients including salt, till smooth in a pan. use a wired whisk to stir. no lumps should be there.
  • keep on a low flame and stirring at intervals simmer and cook for  12 to 15 minutes till the gram flour or besan gets cooked and the kadhi thickens a bit.
  • the consistency of the dahi kadhi is neither thick nor thin.
  • keep aside covered.

tempering rajasthani kadhi

  • heat oil or ghee in a small pan.
  • add the mustard seeds along with the bay leaf first.
  • let the mustard seeds start popping & crackling.
  • then add cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds.
  • stir and add red chilies and asafoetida.
  • fry for a few seconds till the red chilies darken a bit.
  • switch off the flame.
  • add the red chili powder and stir.
  • immediately pour this tempering into the kadhi.
  • cover and let the tempering flavors infuse with the rajasthani kadhi.
  • after 5 to 6 mins, stir and serve rajasthani kadhi hot with phulkas, steamed rice or jeera rice.


  • to make the dahi kadhi gluten free, skip the asafoetida (hing).


Calories: 749kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 1502mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1175IU | Vitamin C: 65.3mg | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 7.9mg