maharashtrian kadhi recipe
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Maharashtrian Kadhi

maharashtrian kadhi is a quick yogurt and gram flour based sauce or kadhi made without pakoras. tempered with spices and a bit sweet. it is best served with some steamed rice and makes for a simple summer meal.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: main course
Cuisine: indian, maharashtrian
Servings: 3 to 4
Author: Dassana Amit


for making curd mixture

  • 1 cup curd (yogurt) - fresh or sour full-fat curd
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons besan (gram flour)
  • 2 cups water

other ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter) or oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds - optional
  • 1 or 2 green chilies, slit
  • ½ inch ginger, made into a paste or minced or grated
  • 5 to 6 curry leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 pinches asafoetida (hing)
  • salt as required
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar or add as required
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves (cilantro leaves)


making curd mixture

  • mix together curd, water and gram flour in a bowl.
  • using a wired whisk, mix the batter so well so that no lumps are there.

tempering maharashtrian kadhi

  • heat ghee or oil in a pan. add the mustard and let them crackle.
  • then add the cumin. stir and add the green chilies, ginger and curry leaves.
  • saute for a few seconds. add the turmeric powder and asafoetida.

making maharashtrian kadhi

  • stir and then add the yogurt+water+gram flour mixture. season with salt and sugar. stir very well.
  • let the kadhi come to a gentle simmer.
  • continue to simmer till the kadhi becomes slightly thick. stir at intervals.
  • if you cook more it will become more thick. so depending on the consistency you prefer, you can simmer the maharashtrian kadhi accordingly.
  • check the taste and then add more salt or sugar if required.
  • lastly, garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • serve the maharashtrian kadhi hot with steamed rice or mung dal khichdi topped with a bit of ghee along with papad and pickle.


  1. use the curd which is made from full fat milk. otherwise the curd can split.
  2. you can also add jaggery instead of sugar.