Gujarati Kadhi

Kadhi is a simple yogurt-based curry that will bowl you over with its sweet and sour taste. Pair with rice and a vegetable dish for a complete meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Gujarati, Kadhi, Yogurt based soup
Method Stovetop
Diet Gluten-free, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 146kcal
Author Anushree Shetty


  • 2 cups yogurt dahi
  • 2 tablespoon gram flour Besan
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon powdered jaggery or sugar
  • 2 Thai green chilies finely cut
  • 1/2 teaspoon of crushed ginger
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro / coriander leaves for garnishing
  • salt to taste

For tempering


  • In a non-stick pan, whisk the gram flour and yogurt together until completely mixed.
  • Add water, green chilies, jaggery, and salt to the mixture and mix well.
  • On medium heat bring the mixture to boil while stirring continuously. Let it simmer on low heat. (Note: On high heat, the yogurt will curdle. Reduce the heat as necessary)
  • For the tempering, heat the oil or ghee (if using) in a small pan and add cumin and mustard seeds.
  • When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, curry leaves. Take the pan off heat in 15 seconds.
  • Pour the tempering over the kadhi and continue to simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • Take it off heat and garnish it with coriander.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 3.8% | Vitamin C: 10.4% | Calcium: 15.2% | Iron: 2.6%