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Dahi Kadhi Recipe or Besan Ki Kadhi

A kadhi recipe from hyderabad which is made using besan and dahi and by also giving an aromatic tempering.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Hyderabadi/Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Asiya


For making dahi ki kadhi:

  • 2 cups yogurt
  • 4 tbsp besan/chick pea flour
  • salt - to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin seeds powder
  • 1 tsp roasted coriander seeds powder
  • 3 glasses of water
  • 2 medium size onions finely sliced
  • 2-3 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 5-6 slit green chillies

For the pakodas/bhajiya:

  • 4-5 tbsp besan/chick pea flour
  • salt - to taste
  • a pinch of soda
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1-2 cups of water to make the pakoda batter
  • oil for deep frying the pakoda

For the tadka/tempering:

  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 4-5 dried red chillies
  • 5-6 curry leaves


For the dahi kadhi recipe:

  • Firstly, in a bowl, add yogurt, add besan and whisk it well.
  • Add turmeric powder, roasted coriander seeds powder, roasted cumin seeds powder into it and whisk it well until there are no lumps formed into it.
  • Strain the kadhi batter.
  • Add the kadhi batter into a cooking vessel.
  • Switch on the stove.
  • Gradually keep adding water and start stirring continuously to avoid any lumps.
  • Add water as per the consistency required.
  • Keep stirring continuously for few minutes.
  • Add salt, add green chillies, add coriander leaves, curry leaves, add sliced onions and mix well.
  • Keep stirring for every 2-3 minutes.
  • Cook the kadhi for 20 minutes on sim flame.
  • Set the kadi aside and make pakoda to add into the kadhi.

For the pakodas:

  • In a bowl, add besan, salt, mix well.
  • Add baking soda, turmeric power, red chilli powder and mix well.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and mix.
  • Gradually add water and mix it well to avoid lumps.
  • Make the batter neither too thick nor too thin.
  • Heat oil for deep frying.
  • Drop small portions of pakoda batter into the oil.
  • Fry the pakodas well on all sides until they turn golden red in color.
  • Remove the pakodas from oil.
  • Add the pakodas into the kadhi.

For the tempering/tadka:

  • Heat oil in a tadka pan.
  • Add cumin seeds into it.
  • Add mustard seeds into it and let them pop up.
  • Add garlic cloves into it.
  • Add dried red chillies into it and stir for few seconds.
  • Add curry leaves and let them crackle.
  • Transfer the tadka all over the dahi ki kadhi and pakodas.
  • Serve the yummy dish with rice or can be eaten plain!!!


Calories: 130kcal