Punjabi Kadhi ( Punjabi Khana )

Punjabi Kadhi ( Punjabi Khana )

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Every state in India has their own kadhi and a lot of countries also boast of delicious curries.

Punjab, not one to lag behind, also has its very own kadhi the Punjabi Kadhi. A preparation of curds, besan, onions and masalas the Punjabi Kadhi is ready in a jiffy.

Punjabi Kadhi makes a delicious sunday lunch when served with plain steamed rice.

Enjoy how to make Punjabi Kadhi recipe with detailed step by step photos and video.

Punjabi Kadhi ( Punjabi Khana ) recipe - How to make Punjabi Kadhi ( Punjabi Khana )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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For The Punjabi Kadhi
1 1/2 cups fresh curds (dahi)
2 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch asafoetida (hing)
5 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/4 cup sliced onions
2 cloves (laung / lavang) finely
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
salt to taste

Garnish For The Punjabi Kadhi
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

    Main procedure
  1. To make the Punjabi kadhi, whisk the curds and besan in a bowl till smooth. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, curry leaves and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a minute.
  4. Add the onions and saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the curds-besan mixture, 1½ cups of water and turmeric powder, mix well and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add the salt and green chillies and simmer the on a slow flame for more 8 to 10 minutes or till the Punjabi kadhi thickens.
  7. Serve the Punjabi kadhi hot garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy151 cal
Protein4.8 g
Carbohydrates8.7 g
Fiber1.2 g
Fat9.1 g
Cholesterol12 mg
Sodium19.9 mg
Punjabi Kadhi Video by Tarla Dalal


Punjabi Kadhi ( Punjabi Khana )
 on 05 Apr 19 12:17 AM

hello ma''am I tried this recipe it is awesome and Easy to prepare thank you for your recipes ??
Tarla Dalal
05 Apr 19 01:19 PM
   Thank you so much for your kind words. Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes & share with us your feedback.
Punjabi Kadhi ( Punjabi Khana )
 on 26 Nov 18 09:40 PM

Edited after original posting.
Punjabi Kadhi ( Punjabi Khana )
 on 10 Jan 16 12:39 PM

tried and very good
Tarla Dalal
11 Jan 16 09:37 AM
   Thanks Ejs. Keep posting your feedback on recipes you love.
Punjabi Kadhi ( Punjabi Khana )
 on 18 Apr 14 03:49 PM

A very simple Kadhi. My family loved it. I can have it everyday it was that delicious..The flavour from the cumin and spices gave it a very nice taste.
Punjabi Kadhi ( Punjabi Khana )
 on 14 Jun 13 12:55 PM

I am quite bored of the regular kadhi so when I tried this recipe, it was really different and I make it quite often....
Punjabi Kadhi
 on 23 Feb 12 10:59 AM

Punjabi Kadhi is a mildy spiced thin kadhi where besan and curds combine well together. Extremely healthy and besan is always good for you.