Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Traditional Gujarati Kadhi

Kadhi its a very special dish for me as its my favorite and my mom's best dish, although i love all dishes she prepares :) Kadhi has rich and creamy consistency along with sweet and sour taste. Kadhi is best served with hot mildly spiced khichdi drizzled with lots of ghee :) You can add different veggies mom's specialty is adding grated potatoes which i have skipped here.

I have prepared this kadhi using the traditional way which my mom and aunts used to prepare. My mom is originally from Porbandar which is a small city in Saurashtra now part of Gujarat. Porbandar is well known as Mahatma Gandhi's birth place. During our summer vacations back in school we always used to visit my masi (mom's elder sis) who lives in porbandar. We all children used to gather and have so much of fun, playing cards and having ice golas were the most important part of our day to day activites :) Porbandar being on the sea side is always very cooler even during summer, evenings are pleasant and nights are cold. During these nights we used to enjoy having hot khichdi kadhi along with onions and buttermilk. Simple and satisfying meal after playing so hard the whole day :) Sending this dish to Village Special Recipes event hosted by Shama and to Festive Food : Summer Treat event by Priti.
The recipe below will serve 4.

1 cup yogurt
3 tbsp besan or chickpea flour
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
2 green chillies chopped finely or sliced in middle
1 tsp grated ginger(I used ginger paste)
1 tsp sugar or small piece of jaggery(I used jaggery)
3 cups of water

For Tempering:
1 tsp oil
1 tsp ghee
2 whole dry red chillies
1 generous pinch of asafoetida
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
7-8 curry leaves
1 small piece of cinnamon
4-5 whole cloves
Coriander leaves for garnishing

  • Mix together curd, besan, salt, turmeric, ginger, jaggery and water in a bowl.
  • Using a hand blender mix it well.
  • Heat the kadhi on medium heat until it comes to simmer, boil it for 2 to 3 mins.
  • For tempering in a seperate vessel, heat oil and ghee, when hot add in cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chillies, asafoetida, cloves, cinnamon and curry leaves.
  • As soon as the seeds start to splutter and you get a nice aroma add these to the kadhi mixture.
  • Cook the kadhi on medium heat for about 5 to 8 mins.
  • Garnish with coriander and serve hot with khichdi
This dish is off to Flavors Of Gujarat an event by Nayna


  1. This looks a great traditional dish I love all of the flavours.

  2. Wonderful looking dish, simple and elegant traditional dal. Great entry Parita! :)

  3. Wow looks creamy and delicious! Have heard lots about the Kadhi but never got the oppurtunity to have it. Now I have :)

  4. Great traditional dish! Looks tempting ..... Heard about this dish from my husband....but never tasted...Nice entry Parita!:D

  5. Wow..I love this :) very soothing dish.

  6. Looks gr8 n yummy.....thks for rh3 entry ;)

  7. simple but very comfort dish looks so yum yum

  8. This has become a staple after we moved to Ahmedabad...simple and tasty and the best with khichadi...

  9. Kadhi is one of my favs too, but I don't make it too often cos my DH is allergic to dairy. Dish looks delicious.

  10. Parita
    kadhi looks just yum. My mom used to make it so often. I love the tangy taste it has.You so made me want to have kadhi right now!

  11. Thats a traditional dish, very comfort dish..looks yummy and rich!

  12. Parita, absolutely a creamy and a rich dish... I had some gujarathi frenz and I did enjoy food at their place... I wish I could have them now with pulkas and rice...

  13. I like kadhi for its simplicity and taste. good one parita...

  14. i love kadhi....i never made without pakoda...i'll try ur way

  15. Yuummy kadhi..I got a chance to taste it in our deepavali festival organized by gujarati communities..I just love it..Your look perfect...will try it soon..

  16. I'm starving right now and looking at your blog is not helping :) I would be sure to enjoy this lovely dish.

  17. i love the mild sweet taste in gujarathi kadhi..good one..

  18. Hi Parita..
    first time the blog ...though i am not very much familiar with kadhi i am sure it tastes great ...will be back soon
    keep in touch

  19. Hi Paritha,
    Well presented :) Love the look of the kadhi...mmmm so creamy and yummy, healthy diet food for all ages.

  20. Thank you everyone for such lovely words of encouragement, it really made my day :)

  21. Good dish and very nice picture.

  22. thanks Parita for visiting my blog. We also make Kadhi at home. The picture of the Kadhi you've posted is so yummy! At the moment I'm so hungry :)

  23. I just love love this Gujarati Kadhi.. I am not so fond of the rich pakore wali.. but this is delightful, light, esp. with that tiny sweet tinge in it.

  24. First time here.nice blog.Kadhi is new recipe to me.Simple and easy one.I will try and let you know.

  25. Thanks for your comment on my blog :-) Love the Kadhi, looks so good!

  26. Oh wow looks droolworthy.....Nice tag line for the blog...

  27. A delightful and wholesome curry.

  28. After reading your story I feel like eatin kadhi and khichi too :(....looks yum

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  30. Hey first time here....nice space u have esp the baking items....I m just a toddler in baking though luv to explore more!

  31. :)Nice yum pix.
    khadi in south india is more kozhambu. The difference is that no sweetner is added n no clove .optionally we add coconut paste.

  32. Thankyou for the wonderful entries you have sent to Flavours of Gujarat.

  33. Paritha,
    tried your Gujarati Kadhi recipe..loved it with plain rice..i've put a picture in my blog..

  34. first time checking your blog and thought of sharing my Recipe I used just an hour back. I made Kadhi for dinner today, almost similar though amount of curd I used was approx. 1.4 times that of besan. Also, I added mustard seeds, hing, grated ginger, red chili sabboot, green chilliand tumeric for tempering with corrainder and salt at last. It was yum, I call it Gujrati kadhi though there is no Jaggery!!!
    My Father-in-law is Gujrati and likes little sweet taste in food but my DH is so against sweet stuff so I keep on making in- betweens!!

  35. I Love your Khadi recipe. First time in my life and i try your recipe. Khadi taste wonderful.


  36. I have tried this and it turned out so yummy.....i luv gujarati food.....thanks for ur recipe

  37. Excellent, I was in hunt for a good kadi recipe and I think I will be making it this weekend, let you know soon.

    I always love steaming hot kadi and steaming hot white rice together. But have not made it together like this. And I'll be making this soon now.

  38. Amazing recipe...kadhi turned out to be really tasty :)


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