Healthy Recipe: Kadhi with a Twist

One of our frightful perceptions about going on a diet is that we must sacrifice all our favourite dishes and munches.

And often, that can be the biggest obstacle in staying on the meal plan prescribed to us. It need not always be true. Instead of completely giving up the foods that you love, we can find a way to boost their nutritional value.

With winter setting in, one of our favorite comfort foods is rice with a bowl of steaming hot kadhi. Isn’t it?

The addition of sprouts to the humble dahi kadhi will amp up the nutritive quality of your meal. The low calorie but high nutrient combination of sprouts makes them an excellent option to have your taste buds enthralled while not adding much to your weight.

So, here is a winter special recipe from Center for Obesity and Diabetes Control, brought in just for you:

Sprouts Kadhi


1½ cups sour curds

4 teaspoon besan (gram flour)

1 cup mixed sprouts (chana, moong, etc)

2 teaspoons oil

½ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)

½ teaspoon whole cumin seeds (jeera)

¼ teaspoon asfoetida (hing)

2 Kashmiri red chillies, broken into 1” pieces

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

¼ teaspoon red chilli powder

Green chilli paste, as per taste

Salt,a s per taste



  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add rai and jeera.
  • When the seeds start to splutter, add hing and Kashmiri red chillies and saute for 2-3 minutes, stirring
  • Add the mixed sprouts, turmeric powder, redchilli powder, green chilli paste and salt and mix well.
  • Add 1½ cups of water. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles.
  • In the meantime, mix the curds, besan and ½ cup of water in a bowl and whisk them together. Make sure that there are no lumps in the mixture. Keep aside.
  • Once the cooker has cooled down and the steam has escaped, carefully twist open the lid of the cooker
  • Stir the curds mixture into the cooked sprouts. Adjust salt as required. Cook on a medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Stir continuously.
  • Serve hot with brown rice or wholewheat chapatis.

Bon Appetit!!