Authentic Nepali Kadhi Recipe

20 minutes
4-6 servings

Kadhi is an authentic Nepali dish that combines the tanginess of yogurt and the subtle flavors of spices. It’s a simple dish that can be prepared in just 20 minutes, making it an easy and delicious meal choice for busy weeknights. This recipe calls for garbanzo flour (besan), salt, turmeric powder, ginger, oil, red chili(whole), cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, asafoetida (hing), curry leaves and cilantro. Read on to learn how to make this traditional Nepali comfort food that is sure to please everyone at the dinner table!
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- 1 mug of yogurt - 3 mugs of water - 4 tablespoons of garbanzo flour (besan) - Salt to taste - 1/8 tablespoon of turmeric powder - 1/2 tablespoon of grated ginger - 2 tablespoons of oil - 1 or 2 red chili (whole) - 1/2 tablespoon of cumin seeds - 1/2 tablespoon of mustard seeds - 10 fenugreek seeds - 1/8 tablespoon asafoetida (hing) - 5 curry leaves - 1 table spoon chopped cilantro


1. Take and Mix yogurt, water and chickpea flour (there should be no lumps) in a bowl 2. Add salt, turmeric powder, ginger and green chilies 3. Meanwhile turn on the stoves and heat a pan 4. Pour oil into the pan 5. When oil is hot add thyme seed fenugreek seed mustard and cumin seed into the oil in the pan 6. Now add asafetida, curry leaves, ginger and red chili to the oil 7. Pour the mixture of the bowl (that we made) in the hot oil pan 8. Turn heat to medium flame and stir the mixture continuously 9. Reduce flame to low after sometimes 10. Let this mixture boil for few minutes and take it off the stove 11. Your kadhi is ready to serve
Kadhi is a traditional Nepali comfort food that combines tangy yogurt and subtle spices for an easy and delicious meal choice. With just 20 minutes of cooking time, this dish can be on your dinner table in no time! Make sure all the ingredients are ready before getting started so you can have your kadhi hot and fresh in a flash! Enjoy with rice or chapatis for a complete meal.


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