Vrat ki rajgira Kadhi for Navratri

Vrat ki Rajgira Kadhi- amaranth flour yogurt soup for fasting

A delicious and healthy Kadhi (yogurt based soup) which gets ready in 15 minutes and makes a comforting, filling side dish. Mainly used for fasting during Navtatri time in India.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Nupur @ The Veggie Indian


  • 1 cup full fat fresh curd/yogurt/dahi at room temperature
  • 3 tbsp amaranth flour rajgira atta
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ inch ginger + 1 to 2 green chilies crushed in a mortar-pestle
  • 1 cup water or more if required
  • 2 tbsp ghee or peanut oil
  • 1 tbsp to 2 chopped coriander leaves cilantro for garnish
  • rock salt as required


  1. Whisk the yogurt in a mixing bowl till smooth. Add the amaranth flour and whisk till there are no lumps. Add ½ cup of water and whisk again to make it even and smooth batter.
  2. In a pan, heat the ghee or oil. Add cumin seeds and let them sizzle. Add ginger+green chili paste and let it fry for a few seconds.
  3. Turn the gas to low and after a few seconds, add the yogurt+amaranth flour mixture into it. Gently stir a few times and let the kadhi simmer for 5-6 minutes. Then add the rock salt, mix and simmer again for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Turn off, garnish with cilantro and more ghee if desired. Serve hot with other fasting dishes or plain steamed rice or have it just as a soup.

Recipe Notes

Some people also add sugar to this Kadhi. If you want to try the taste, add ½ tsp of sugar along with the salt.
If you are not making it for fasting purposes, add normal salt.