Dapka wali Kadhi

30-35 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 20-25 minutes | Servings: 2


For Kadhi

1 cup Curd, beaten, दही

2 cups Water, पानी

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादानुसार

1 heaped tsp Degi red chilli powder, देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

½ tsp Turmeric powder, हल्दी पाउडर

1 tbsp Gram flour, बेसन


For Pakode

1 cup Gram flour, बेसन

⅓ cup Curd, beaten, दही

¼ tsp Carom seeds, अजवाइन

A pinch of asafoetida, हींग

½ tsp Turmeric powder (optional), हल्दी पाउडर

1 tsp Degi red chilli powder, देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादानुसार

Water as required, पानी

2 tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped, धनिया पत्ता

½ tsp Baking soda, बेकिंग सोडा

1 tsp Oil, तेल


For Tadka

2 tbsp Ghee, घी

¼ tsp Fenugreek seeds, मेथी दाना

4 Dry red chilli, सूखी लाल मिर्च

1 tbsp Coriander seeds, roughly crushed, धनिया के बीज

½ inch Ginger, chopped, अदरक

¼ tsp Asafoetida, हींग


For Garnish

Coriander leaves, धनिया पत्ता



For Kadhi

  • In a large bowl, add curd, water, salt to taste and whisk it properly.
  • Add degi red chilli powder, turmeric powder, gram flour and whisk everything properly to make sure there are no lumps, transfer this mixture into a kadai.
  • On medium flame keep stirring slowly.
  • Onces the kadhi start boiling, make small balls from the batter and drop them gently into the boiling kadhi.
  • Cook on medium flame until the dapkas start floating on the top.
  • Transfer the prepared tadka to the kadhi. Onces it gets thick.
  • Switch off the flame. Garnish it with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with rice.


For Pakode

  • In a large mixing bowl, add gram flour, curd, carom seeds, a pinch of asafoetida, turmeric powder, degi red chilli powder, salt to taste, water as required and mix everything well.
  • Make sure the batter is semi thick
  • Add coriander leaves. In a small bowl, add baking soda, oil mix it well and transfer this mixture into the batter and mix everything well.


For Tadka

  • In a pan, add ghee once it’s melted. Add fenugreek seeds, dry red chilli, crushed coriander seeds let it splutter.
  • Add ginger, asafoetida mix it well.