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Kadhi Recipe

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Kadhi is a soup like, yogourt based curry.  It is often served with Khichdi although some people prefer to drink it on its own.  It is another great vegetarian option (as long as you are okay with milk products).  When I have a bad cold, I like to make my kadhi extra spicy and drink it to clear my sinuses.  I also think the turmeric in it helps since turmeric is supposed to have strong anti-inflammatory properties.

Kadhi Recipe 1

There are a few spices involved with this dish.  To start off, you need to sauté some turmeric, cumin (seed and ground), cloves, curry leaves, and mustard seeds in some oil.

You can get all of these spices from the grocery store, but curry leaves may be harder to find.  If you go to a local Indian grocery store you will definitely find them there.  I have a bag full of curry leaves that my mom gave a couple of years ago and just keep them in the freezer.  As far as I can tell they are still in great shape!

Kadhi Recipe 2

Once the flavours have melded together, I add some ginger, garlic, and a hot pepper for some added zing!

Kadhi Recipe 4

Another important ingredient is chickpea flour.  You can get this flour in the ethnic section of the grocery store.  Chickpea flour is really important for kadhi because it is used to thicken the curry (kind of like corn starch).  I add some water to the yogourt and the chickpea flour and then blend it all together.  You could also just whisk it together if you don’t feel like taking out the blender.

Kadhi Recipe 3

Once you pour the yogourt mixture into the pot, stir frequently while you slowly bring the kadhi to a boil.  Otherwise, the kadhi will curdle and you don’t want that!  The texture is supposed to be creamy and smooth.

Kadhi Recipe 6

I hope you enjoy this recipe and I would love to hear from you in the comments below.

Kadhi Recipe
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This Kadhi recipe will teach you step by step how to make this delicious yogourt based curry.
4 people
4 people
Kadhi Recipe
Print Recipe
This Kadhi recipe will teach you step by step how to make this delicious yogourt based curry.
4 people
4 people
Servings: people
  1. Blend or whisk the water, chickpea flour, and yogourt together and set aside.
  2. Heat the coconut oil on medium heat until it is melted. Sauté the turmeric, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, ground cumin, cloves and curry leaves for a minute. Add the salt, garlic, ginger and hot pepper and sauté for another minute.
  3. Reduce the heat and add the yogourt mixture slowly. Increase the heat again to medium once you have added all of the yogourt mixture.
  4. Stir frequently until the kadhi is boiling. Once it is boiling, reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes (keep stirring so that it does not curdle).
  5. Squeeze the juice from half a lemon into a bowl and remove the seeds. Add the lemon juice to the kadhi and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat and serve with khichdi or on its own.
Nutrition Facts
Kadhi Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 294mg 12%
Potassium 95mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 43%
Calcium 16%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Please Note that these are just estimates calculated from the raw ingredients in the recipe.

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