How to Make Gujarati Kadhi | Kadhi Recipe | Besan Kadhi Recipe | Gujarati Kadhi | Vegan Kadhi
Updated: Jan 29
Kadhi is a side dish that is eaten with vegetable curries and with khichdi or rice. As a Gujarati, we have ours slightly sweet and sour, but you can make this dish as sweet & sour as you like! It goes really well as part of a thali, with Moong Bean Curries and any vegetable curry! Plus, it's easy to make this vegan by using vegan yoghurt and oil for the tempering! I hope you enjoy this delicious dish!
Kadhi Recipe Cooking Time 10 Minutes (Approx)
Serves 5-6 People
· 1 1/2 Cups (290ml) Plain, Greek or Vegan Yoghurt
· 800ml Cold Water
· 3 Tbspn Chickpea Flour (Besan)
· 1 Tbspn Lemon Juice (Optional)
· 4 – 6 tspn Sugar (Optional)
· 1 ½ tspn Ginger-Garlic-Chili Paste
· 1 ½ tspn Salt
· A pinch of Turmeric
· 3 Cloves
· 7 – 8 Fenugreek Seeds
· ¼ tspn Mustard Seeds
· ¼ tspn Cumin Seeds
· 8 Curry Leaves
· 1 Tbspn Ghee, Oil or a mix of both
Before you get started, taste your Yoghurt to see how sour it is. Based on that you can decide how much Lemon Juice and Sugar you want to add, if any.
In a large bowl, blend the Yoghurt, Water, Chickpea Flour, and Ginger-Garlic-Chili Paste, making sure to break up any clumps of the Yoghurt and Chickpea Flour.
Then Heat up a pan. Once it’s heated, add your choice of Oil, Ghee or a mix of both and let it heat up.
Add the Cloves and Fenugreek seeds.
When the Fenugreek seeds start to go slightly brown, add the Mustard Seeds and let them pop.
Then add the Cumin Seeds and the Curry Leaves.
Let this fry for a few seconds, then add your blended Kadhi mix. Be sure to stir this so it doesn’t curdle.
Then add the remaining ingredients and stir constantly until it comes to a boil.
Taste the Kadhi while it heats up to adjust any seasonings.
Once it has come to a boil, turn off the heat and garnish with a little coriander.
Serve as part of a thali with Basmati Rice or Khichdi.
Tip: If your Yoghurt is too sour, you can add Sour Cream to it to make a milder Kadhi! It tastes awesome this way too!