Cook's Hideout: Tomato Kadhi

September 13, 2006

Tomato Kadhi

Curd/Yogurt – 1cup, beaten without lumps
Onion – 1 medium, chopped fine
Tomatoes – 2 medium, chopped fine
Besan (Chickpea flour) – 3tbsp
Cumin powder – 1tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Red chili powder – to taste

For tempering:
Mustard seeds – 1tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Dry red chilies -2
Asafoetida – pinch
Green chilies – 3
Curry leaves – 4

  • Heat 2tsp of oil in a saucepan, add the ingredients for tempering. After the seeds splutter, add onions and sauté till they turn transparent.
  • Add tomatoes, cover and cook till tender.
  • Meanwhile, whisk besan into ½ cup of water without lumps. Keep aside.
  • After the tomatoes are cooked, add the powders, cook for about 2 minutes.Add the beaten yogurt to the tomato mixture and slowly cook on medium-low flame.
  • After the yogurt is heated through, add the besan mixture, add more water for desired consistency, and cook until the mixture comes together without boiling.
This goes well with khichdi or plain rice.


  1. That looks great. We, keralites, add coconut to this types of recipes instead of besan flour.

  2. Quick, easy and tasty isn't it ? Thanks for sharing

  3. Pavani,
    I have a recipe for Tomato Kadhi by Tarla Dalal, but it does not involve yogurt. Your preparation looks great. Not letting the yogurt boil is indeed the trick to make the Kadhi taste better.

  4. This recipe is new to me pavani .. looks nice . thanks for the recipe

  5. Hi Pavani, tomato khadi looks good, I have my last batch of tomatoes left from my garden. Perfect timing for your khadi.Thanks!!

  6. Kadi looks great. Never tried it with besan :).

  7. khadhi some thing which is very common, but is made with little difference indifferent regions.Your vesion seems to be very easy and looks delicious.Thanks for sharing!!

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  9. sorry pavani, i deleted one of my post which was double posted.hope you don'nt mind.thank you

  10. Hi RP,
    My mom adds grinds soaked chanda, corinader seeds, green chilies and coconut to make Andhra style kadhi.

    Hi Krithika,
    It is quick, easy and yummy. Thank you for your comments.

    Thank you Vaishali, Prema, Meena and Shilpa.

    Hi Asha,
    Let me how you liked the tomato kadhi.

    Hi Meena.

  11. Sounds very tasty, Pavani. And wonderful colour too.


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