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Kadhi Chawal and the heart of Delhi…..

As we enter our penultimate day in the Indian States series for BM Buffet, we savour the flavour of Delhi. Primarily a City- State, the capital of India is known for its versatile food available both as street food in the form of Parathas, Tikkis, Kebabs and also well known dishes like Dal Makhani and Kadi Chawal and Rajma Chawal (which by the way I am told is a staple on Sunday Lunch). I had so many ideas for Delhi as a cuisine for this BM, but for now this worked best :-))


I have already made Kadi Pakodi, Methi Kadhi so today we shall see how to make a simple lunch with Steamed rice and Kadhi that I learnt from my colleague…

Paired with papad and some fresh salad, this is a very comforting to both the husband and me and makes for a weekday dinner too.  You can serve this with Jeera rice too, but for a weekday dinner we prefer it with plain steamed rice. 


Prep time : 10 mins | Cook time : 10 mins | Serves : 2


  • Yoghurt / Dahi / Curd – 1 cup (slightly sour will work)
  • Besan / gramflour / Kadalai maavu – 2 TBSP
  • Salt – to taste
  • Tempering : Green chillies, cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, ginger – 1/2 inch, Oil – 2 tsp, Hing (asafoetida) – a largish pinch



  1. Beat yoghurt with some water till smooth. Add the besan 1 tsp at time to get a lump free batter. Keep aside for 2 mins.
  2. Now in a deep bottomed pan / kadhai, add oil. Temper with the ingredients, once they stop spluttering, add the gramflour – yoghurt mixture , salt and cook on a low flame for 4-5 mins till the raw smell disappears. 
  3. Serve with hot rice, some pickle, papad or some salad.




  1. MySpicyKitchen

    it is a comforting food on any day. My eyes are on the salad & the plate.

  2. cookingwithsapana

    Kadhi chawal looks so delicious. My all time favorite comforting food.

  3. vaishali sabnani

    Kadhi chawal ! I have made it today and where are the pakoras man… Kadi without Pakoda is definitely healthy and guilt free.

  4. Super like, wish to have kadhi and rite for my today's lunch..Both makes me hungry.

  5. A comforting combo for sure, Kalyani.

  6. The Pumpkin Farm

    comfort food at its best…loved the deep yellow color

  7. This is one comfort food that never can fail to please! nicely presented..

  8. Love the color of the dish..Looks delicious.

  9. Very comforting and lovely recipe

  10. So simple with just a few ingredients. Love this comforting kadhi.

  11. Delicious kadhi. I am eyeing your salad platter not for the salad but the platter.

  12. That sure is one comforting meal.

  13. Gayathri Kumar

    Simple yet so comforting. Looks so inviting..

  14. Chef Mireille

    what a vibrant color – must be delicious

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