Doodh Ki Kadhi
Doodh Ki Kadhi
5 from 1 vote
Doodh ki kadhi, a delightful variation of traditional kadhi, uses milk instead of yoghurt to create a rich and creamy curry. This comforting vegetarian dish is prepared with milk and seasoned with simple spices, and simmered to perfection.
Doodh Ki Kadhi

Doodh ki kadhi, a delightful variation of traditional kadhi, uses milk instead of yoghurt to create a rich and creamy curry. This comforting vegetarian dish is prepared with milk and seasoned with simple spices, and simmered to perfection.

Ideal for lunch or dinner, this milk-based curry offers a unique twist on the classic kadhi. Follow my step-by-step recipe to learn how to make this deliciously thick and lightly spiced doodh ki kadhi.

This kadhi recipe is perfect as a base for various accompaniments and is a popular comfort food across India, especially during chilly evenings. The process involves blending milk with gram flour, followed by adding a flavorful tadka of spices to enhance its taste.

Enjoy this authentic Indian dish and savor the smooth, creamy texture of doodh ki kadhi, making your meals special and memorable.


Oil: Oil is used as a basic cooking ingredient in many recipes. It helps in cooking the other ingredients and adding flavor to the dish.

Garlic Cloves: Garlic cloves are known for their strong, pungent flavor which adds a delicious taste to the dish. They are often used in cooking for their aromatic properties.

Milk: Milk is a common dairy product used in cooking to add creaminess to dishes. It helps in balancing out the spices and creating a rich texture.

Chilli Powder: Chilli powder is a spice made from dried red chilies that adds a spicy kick to the dish. It is often used to add heat and flavor to various recipes.

Turmeric Powder: Turmeric powder is a bright yellow spice that is known for its earthy flavor and vibrant color. It is often used in cooking to add depth of flavor and a hint of bitterness.

Salt: Salt is an essential ingredient in cooking that enhances the flavors of other ingredients. It is used to season dishes and bring out their natural tastes.

Green Chilli: Green chilies are fresh peppers that add a mild heat and a fresh, crisp flavor to the dish. They are often used in cooking to add spice and color to recipes.

Almond: Almonds are nuts that add a nutty flavor and a crunchy texture to the dish. They are often used in cooking to add richness and depth of flavor.

Serving Suggestions and Variations

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve the Milk Curry with steamed white rice for a comforting and filling meal.
  • Pair it with some fresh naan or roti for a delicious Indian-style dinner.
  • Add some sliced cucumbers or tomatoes on the side for a refreshing contrast to the rich curry.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves for a pop of color and added freshness.
  • For some added protein, serve the curry with boiled eggs or grilled chicken on the side.


  • For a creamier curry, add a splash of coconut milk or heavy cream in the final stages of cooking.
  • For a richer flavor, toast the almonds before adding them to the curry.
  • Vegetarian option: Add some boiled potatoes or chickpeas to make it more filling and nutritious.
  • For a spicier kick, add some chopped green chillies or a pinch of red chilli flakes.
  • Experiment with different spices like cumin, coriander, or garam masala for a different flavor profile.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is doodh ki kadhi?

Doodh ki kadhi is a traditional Indian curry made with milk and seasoned with simple spices, and cooked until thick and creamy. It is a variation of the more common yoghurt-based kadhi.

How is doodh ki kadhi different from dahi ki kadhi?

The main difference is the base ingredient: doodh ki kadhi uses milk, while dahi ki kadhi uses yoghurt. This gives doodh ki kadhi a creamier texture and a slightly different flavor profile.

Can I use any type of milk for doodh ki kadhi?

It is best to use full-fat or whole milk to achieve a rich and creamy consistency. However, you can also use low-fat milk if you prefer a lighter version.

Is doodh ki kadhi spicy?

The level of spiciness can be adjusted to your taste. The recipe generally calls for mild spices, but you can increase or decrease the amount of chili powder or add green chilies to suit your preference.

How do I prevent the milk from curdling while making doodh ki kadhi?

To prevent curdling, cook the mixture on low to medium heat and stir continuously. Gradually adding the gram flour mixture to the milk while stirring also helps.

How should I serve doodh ki kadhi?

Doodh ki kadhi is best served hot with steamed rice, roti, or makki di roti (cornmeal flatbread). It also pairs well with a side of pickle or papad.

Can I store leftovers, and how should I reheat them?

Yes, you can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat the kadhi gently on the stovetop, stirring occasionally, to avoid separation. Add a little water if it becomes too thick.

Is doodh ki kadhi suitable for vegans?

Since it is made with milk, doodh ki kadhi is not vegan. However, you can try substituting with plant-based milk, like almond or cashew milk, though the flavor and texture may differ.

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Doodh Ki Kadhi

Milk Curry (Doodh Ki Kadh)

by Nabeela Kauser
Doodh ki kadhi, a delightful variation of traditional kadhi, uses milk instead of yoghurt to create a rich and creamy curry. This comforting vegetarian dish is prepared with milk and seasoned with simple spices, and simmered to perfection.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 4
Calories 298 kcal


  • 50 ml Oil
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 litre Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 2 tbsp Ground Almonds


  • Heat a medium-sized cooking pot or skillet over medium heat.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of oil to the heated pot and allow it to heat up for about 1 minute.
  • Once the oil is hot, add finely minced or chopped garlic to the pot.
  • Saute the garlic in the oil for approximately 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently, until it becomes fragrant and slightly golden brown. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  • Pour 1 tablespoon of water into the pot with the garlic and continue to saute for another minute. This helps prevent the garlic from burning and adds moisture to the mixture.
  • Add the spices to the pan. Stir the spices into the garlic mixture and cook for 3-4 minutes, allowing the flavors to blend and develop.
  • Pour 50ml of water into the pot, stirring to combine it with the garlic and spice mixture.
  • Gradually pour in milk, stirring constantly to prevent lumps from forming. Continue stirring until the mixture comes to a gentle boil.
  • Once the mixture is boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and let it simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. This allows the flavors to meld and the sauce to thicken slightly.
  • After simmering, add almond powder to the pot, stirring it into the sauce until well incorporated.
  • Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the almond powder to heat through and thicken the sauce further.
  • Taste the sauce and adjust seasoning if necessary, adding salt or more spices according to your preference.
  • Once the sauce reaches your desired consistency and flavor, remove it from the heat and serve immediately with your favorite dish. Enjoy!



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


Calories: 298kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 10gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.05gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 722mgPotassium: 453mgFibre: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 492IUVitamin C: 2mgVitamin D: 3µgCalcium: 338mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword Comfort Food, Cooking, Curry, Food, Milk, Recipe
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