Dahi Ki Kadhi

Dahi Ki Kadhi

5 from 7 votes
An authentic yoghurt curry recipe, known as dahi ki kadai, perfect for everyone. Prepared with plain yoghurt and gram flour then cooked and thickened to make a delicious curry. Lightly spices this vegetarian curry is best served with makki di roti.

This authentic dahi ki kadhi recipe is perfect for lunch and dinner. Learn how to make this yoghurt curry recipe with my step-by-step recipe. This yoghurt-based curry is prepared with plain yoghurt and gram flour and cooked until thickened for a delicious, lightly spiced curry.

This kadi recipe is the perfect base for your kadhi pakora curry. A popular vegetarian curry recipe across India this dahi ki kadai recipe is a great comfort food for cold, winter nights.

This tasty dahi kadai recipe is prepared with a water yoghurt mixture, known as lassi, and then added to freshly made tadka. Enjoy this Indian kadi recipe and experience the true joys of classic Indian comfort food.

A much-loved curry that is popular with Pakistanis and Indians everywhere. It is a yellow yoghurt (or curd) based curry prepared with gram flour and other spices.

Different regions have their own variations of this recipe. Some recipes add onions, but I do not use onions as I wanted to keep this recipe simple. This curry recipe is relatively well-known, even outside Pakistan and India, when pakoras are added to it. When pakoras are added to this curry recipe is known as pakora ki kadhi.

The most difficult part of this recipe is to ensure that the lassi mixture does not curdle. Prepare the lassi mixture beforehand and then as soon as you add it to the pan be sure to stir it immediately and continuously up until the mixture has come to a boil.

Once it has come to a boil then you can stop stirring and allow it to gently simmer and thicken to your personal preference.

This curry is usually served with boiled rice. However, I absolutely love to eat it with makki di roti. Makki di roti is a type of Indian flatbread made from cornmeal. It’s traditionally made on a tawa, and I love to have it with my lassi-based curries.

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Dahi Ki Kadhi

by Nabeela Kauser
An authentic yoghurt curry recipe, known as dahi ki kadai, perfect for everyone. Prepared with plain yoghurt and gram flour then cooked and thickened to make a delicious curry. Lightly spices this vegetarian curry is best served with makki di roti.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Calories 233 kcal


Yoghurt Mixture (Lassi)



  • In a bowl add the gram flour to the yoghurt then whisk until there are no visible grains of the gram flour present in the mixture
  • Add the water into the yoghurt mixture and whisk vigorously until the yoghurt is fully dissolved into the water and a smooth mixture with no lumps forms
  • Set the yoghurt mixture aside and heat up the oil in another pan on low heat
  • Add the garlic paste and halved green chillies ensuring that the oil is not too hot as the garlic paste will burn and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant
  • Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt then cook the spices on medium heat for 3-4 minutes – add 1-2 tablespoons of water to ensure that the spices do not burn – the water will help to release the colour of the spices
  • Add the yoghurt mixture to the pan and stir continuously on medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil – do not stop stirring until the mixture has come to a complete boil as otherwise the yoghurt mixture will curdle, and this will result in there being lumps in the curry
  • Reduce the heat until the curry is gently simmering and allow to cook for 15-20 minutes until the desired consistency is reach
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander then serve immediately with makki ki roti and enjoy!



Calories: 233kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 5gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 496mgPotassium: 228mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 230IUVitamin C: 3mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 117mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Curry, Indian, Spicy, Vegetarian
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