Bihari Style Kadhi Badi Recipe

Bihari Style Kadhi Badi is a traditional blend of yogurt in spice masala to make a creamy kadhi which is served along with crispy chickpea flour Badi. Serve it with Jeera Rice for a delicious meal.

Archana's Kitchen
Bihari Style Kadhi Badi Recipe
8513 ratings.

Bihari Style Kadhi Badi Recipe is one of the most loved dish in Bihar. Any auspicious occasion is incomplete without feasting on Kadhi Badi. It is a soothing sour curd base recipe with chickpea flour dumplings called badi in it (besan).

Serve Bihari Style Kadhi Badi Recipe with Jeera Rice, Kachumber Salad and Masala Khichia for an everyday meal.

Here are some Bihari Recipes that you can try at home:

  1. Bihari Kale Channe Ki Ghugni Recipe
  2. Bihari Channa Dal Puri Recipe
  3. Dhuska Recipe

Cuisine: Bihari
Course: Side Dish
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

30 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

75 M


4 Servings


    For Kadhi
  • 1 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt) , (sour)
  • 2 tablespoons Gram flour (besan)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Red Chilli powder , to taste
  • Salt , to taste
  • For Badi
  • 1 cup Gram flour (besan)
  • 1 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kalonji (Onion Nigella Seeds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 tablespoons Onion , chopped
  • Salt , to taste
  • Red Chilli powder , to taste
  • Oil , to deep fry  
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • For Tempering
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 3 Dry Red Chillies
  • Curry leaves , few
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2 teaspoon Oil
  • 2 teaspoon Oil

How to make Bihari Style Kadhi Badi Recipe

  1. To begin making Bihari Style Kadhi Badi Recipe, take a bowl and mix all the badi ingredients together including gram flour, ajwain, kalonji, turmeric powder, onion, salt, red chilli powder, salt and make a thick paste with water. Keep it aside for 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile for Kadhi, mix together yogurt and chickpea flour, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and about 2 cups of water.

  3. Beat well so that no lumps remain and is smooth. You can add more water if you prefer thin gravy.

  4. For tempering, heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter. Add whole red chillies and sauté till they release an aroma.

  5. Add curry leaves and ginger-garlic paste. Let it cook for about 2 minutes. Now add the kadhi mix and let it simmer on low flame for 15 minutes.

  6. In the meanwhile, Heat a kuzhi paniyaram pan with enough oil and add a tablespoon of the badi dough into the hollow holes and fry them on either side till it is golden brown. 

  7. Put the badi in the kadhi gravy that is simmering away, you can add it immediately as the badi will soak up in enough gravy. 

  8. Cover and cook for 5 more minutes. Serve hot.

  9. Serve Bihari Style Kadhi Badi Recipe with Jeera RiceKachumber Salad and Masala Khichia for an everyday meal.