Kadhi Chawal

Kadhi chawal is a delicacy from North India. It is a dish made from gram flour dumplings, cooked in Buttermilk & Besan / Gram flour.
As by its name kadhi is teamed up with steamed rice or pulao. I have served kadhi with peas pulao.


Here goes the recipe
Preparation time – 30 minutes | Serves – 4

  • 200 ml Buttermilk ( 1 packet )
  • 1cup besan / gram flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 4cups water
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

For dumplings ( pakoras )

  • 1/2 cup besan
  • A punch of baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder


  1. Beat besan with Buttermilk to a thin batter.,add 4cups of water.,add turmeric powder , salt, and boil it well.When done keep aside.This is the kadhi.
  2. Now mix all the ingredients if dumplings & prepare pakoras.
  3. Add these pakoras to the kadhi.
    For tempering
  4. Take oil in pan , put1/2 tsp jira, 1/2 tsp mustard seed , apunchof heeng, let it splutter then add 1/2 tsp of red chilli powder, & add this tempering to the kadhi.
  5. Add pakoras and bring kadhi to boil , keep it aside.
  6. Now it can be served hot with steamed rice or peas pulao.






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