Dahi Ki Kadhi
Dahi Ki Kadhi
5 from 15 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.
Dahi Ki Kadhi

Dahi Ki Kadai, a delightful dish straight from the heart of Indian cuisine, embodies the essence of comfort and flavor.

Originating from the northern regions of India, this recipe is a celebration of creamy yogurt and aromatic spices coming together in perfect harmony.

Despite its seemingly intricate name, Dahi Ki Kadai is surprisingly easy to master, making it an ideal choice for both seasoned cooks and beginners alike.

Expert Tip: For a richer flavor, you can add a dollop of fresh cream to the curry before serving.


Yoghurt: The star of our dish, yogurt brings a creamy texture and a tangy flavor that forms the foundation of the curry. Its mild acidity adds a pleasant contrast to the spices, creating a balanced and flavorful dish.

Gram Flour: Also known as besan, gram flour acts as a thickening agent in the yogurt mixture, enhancing its consistency and providing a velvety smoothness to the curry.

Oil: Used for sautéing the garlic paste and spices, oil adds richness to the dish and helps to release the flavors of the aromatic ingredients.

Garlic Paste: Infusing the curry with its pungent aroma and bold flavor, garlic paste brings depth and character to the dish, elevating its overall taste profile.

Green Chillies: Adding a subtle heat and a fresh, vibrant flavor, green chillies contribute to the dish’s complexity without overpowering the palate.

Turmeric Powder: Known for its vibrant color and earthy flavor, turmeric powder not only lends a beautiful golden hue to the curry but also offers numerous health benefits.

Salt: Essential for enhancing the flavors of the other ingredients, salt balances the dish and brings out its natural savory notes.

Chilli Powder: Adding a gentle kick of heat, chilli powder enriches the curry with its bold, spicy flavor, tantalizing the taste buds and adding depth to every bite.

Coriander: Used as a garnish, fresh coriander adds a burst of freshness and a pop of color to the dish, complementing its rich and creamy texture with its citrusy notes.

Expert Tip: Keep the heat on medium-low while adding the yogurt mixture to prevent curdling.

Serving Suggestions

  • Pair Dahi Ki Kadai with warm makki ki roti for a truly authentic dining experience.
  • Serve alongside steamed rice or naan bread for a satisfying meal that will leave your taste buds craving for more.

Expert Tip: Ensure that the yogurt mixture is well whisked to eliminate any lumps before adding it to the curry.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to cook Dahi Ki Kadai?

Dahi Ki Kadai typically takes around 30-40 minutes to prepare, including both preparation and cooking time.

Can I use Greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt?

While Greek yogurt can be used as a substitute, keep in mind that it has a thicker consistency, so you may need to adjust the amount of water accordingly to achieve the desired texture

Is Dahi Ki Kadai spicy?

The level of spiciness can be adjusted according to personal preference by varying the amount of green chillies and chilli powder used in the recipe.

Can I make Dahi Ki Kadai ahead of time?

Yes, Dahi Ki Kadai can be made ahead of time and reheated before serving. However, keep in mind that the texture may slightly change upon reheating, so it’s best enjoyed fresh if possible.

Is Dahi Ki Kadai vegetarian?

Yes, Dahi Ki Kadai is a vegetarian dish, making it suitable for vegetarians and those looking for meatless meal options.

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Dahi Ki Kadhi

Dahi Ki Kadhi

by Nabeela Kauser
An authentic yoghurt curry recipe, known as dahi ki kadhi, perfect for everyone. Prepared with plain yoghurt and gram flour then cooked and thickened to make a delicious curry.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 6
Calories 233 kcal


Yoghurt Mixture (Lassi)


  • 100 ml Oil
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Paste
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder Haldi
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • Coriander


  • 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!



Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


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