Dapka Kadhi

Curd lentil curry with lentil dumplings


  • 2 tablespoons Besan / gram flour
  • 2 cups Curd/ Yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 cup moong daal, soaked for 3 hrs
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon jeera
  • 4 curry leaves
  • 2 red chillies
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • 1 pinch Baking Soda
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 4 green chilli
  • Ginger piece, an inch long, chopped
  • coriander leaves, chopped


  1. Drain soaked moong dal. Grind to smooth paste along with green chilli, ginger, salt, sugar, soda and 2 tsp oil. Keep aside.
  2. Whisk yogurt along with besan, sugar and salt.
  3. Heat ghee. Splutter mustard seeds, jeer, hing, red chillies, green chillies and ginger chopped. Pour yogurt mixture and stir. Add water and bring to boil.
  4. In boiling kadhi, dunk dumplings of moong paste. Simmer till dumplings are steamed, cooked and float.
  5. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve Dapka Kadhi with hot rice.

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