Simple Kadhi

20 Jun

Challa Pulusu


Plain Yogurt 2 cups
Gram Flour / Besan 4 – 5 tbsps
Green Chiles 2
Ginger 1 inch piece
Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
Cilantro few sprigs
Salt to taste


Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida a big pinch
Dried Red Chiles 2
Curry Leaves 3
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash, remove stems and slit green chiles.
Peel and finely chop ginger.

Whisk together yogurt, gram flour, turmeric powder, half a cup of water and salt smoothly without any lumps.

Heat oil in a pan on low heat, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add ginger and green chiles.
Then slowly pour whisked yogurt mixture.
Keep stirring and cook the whole mixture for abt. 5 min or until the raw taste of besan disappears.
Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with steamed rice.

Notes: You can also add few pinches of sugar to the kadhi if you wish.

6 Responses to “Simple Kadhi”

  1. Happy Cook June 20, 2008 at 9:22 am #

    I too make this sometimes and i love it.

  2. upendra September 17, 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    Hello Rajij,
    I love this curry too. It is very easy and quickly can be made in place of other dals with rice or other stuff.
    1. meaning of ‘Talimu’.
    2. ‘In order’ means first mustard seeds let spluttered then to add cumin seeds ,then as Asafoetida to put in oil pan. I also add fenugreek.
    3.Here new ones it is imp that besan flour lump do not became with yogurt mixture in water. A electric hand blender will be useful in mixing.
    4. Also it is to observe that first time when boil it will overflow like milk. Keep stir in big pan, after some time then it will not rise.

    • Raji September 19, 2009 at 9:29 am #

      @upendra thx for explaining it in detail.

  3. upendra September 19, 2009 at 3:49 pm #

    Greatful for reply me soon. Would you explain about “Talimpu” as “Ingredients” are already listed.

    • Raji September 19, 2009 at 8:57 pm #

      Talimpu is basically tempering. Talimpu / Tiragamota is a Telugu language word.
      Talimpu is tadka in Hindi language.
      Most of the south Indian dishes are either tempered at the beginning of the cooking process or at the end with oil and spices to enhance the flavor of the dish.


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