Gujarati Kadhi


I love gujarati style kadhi. It is more watery than Punjabi kadhi and I particularly like the sweet-sourness that is typical of gujarati cooking. This kadhi is great to eat with plain rice or khichdi.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 4 cups water

  • 2 cups plain yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons chickpea flour (besan)

  • 4 green chile peppers, halved lengthwise

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • salt to taste

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon ghee

  • 2 dried red chile peppers, broken into pieces

  • 1 sprig fresh curry leaves

  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds

  • ½ teaspoon mustard seed

  • 1 pinch asafoetida powder

  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro leaves


  1. Mix the water, yogurt, and chickpea flour together in a large saucepan until smooth; add the green chile peppers, ginger, sugar, turmeric, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil and then immediately reduce heat to low; cook on low 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Heat the oil and ghee together in a small skillet over medium heat; fry the dried red chile peppers, curry leaves, cumin seeds, mustard seed, and asafetida powder in the the mixture until the seeds splutter. Stir the mixture into the saucepan with the cilantro. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

185 Calories
9g Fat
19g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 185
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 111mg 557%
Calcium 263mg 20%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 508mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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