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Updated: Dec 16, 2020

A popular Sunday lunch meal in most northern households. Its a delicious comfort food & a must try recipe.

Karhi by Dr. Kusum Rajkumar
Karhi | Baatein Kadhai Se


Gram Flour ( Besan ) - 1 cup

Sour Curd - 1 cup

Red Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon

Turmeric Powder - 1 teaspoon

Fenugreek Seeds - 1 teaspoon

Whole Red Chili - 2

Asafoetida - a pinch

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Mustard Oil for frying & to make the curry

Salt to taste


Step 1 - Take half a cup of gram flour or besan, mix some water & beat it until light & fluffy.

Step 2 - Heat oil in a wok, make small balls (pakodi) of the beaten besan & fry in the oil. When done, keep aside.

Step 3 - Take a little oil in the pan, put asafoetida, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves & whole red chillies.

Step 4 - Now add red chilli, turmeric powder & salt.

Step 5 - Add thee remaining half cup besan, with water & curd. Boil this mixture & bring it to the right consistency.

Step 6 - Add the pakoras made earlier & boil the karhi and bring to a nice consistency.

Step 7 - Garnish it with desi ghee & chilli flakes.

Step 8 - Serve hot with roti or rice.


1. For best results follow the recipe as variations might alter the taste.

2. Having said that, salt, oil & chilli are a personal choice, and should be added according to one's taste.

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