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Spicy Yogurt Curry

Creamy curries are the definition of comfort food. They’re guaranteed crowd-pleasers at parties or weeknight dinners. This Spicy Yogurt Curry - Dahi Tadka - Dahi Tikhari tastes great with rice or tortillas. This recipe uses plain yogurt as the base, with a few spices to create that creamy consistency like Kadhi. However, it does not contain chickpea flour.
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine India, Indian
Servings 3




  • Keep the yogurt at room temperature. Whisk it before cooking
  • Rinse and chop the onion and cilantro finely.


  • In a pan on medium heat add ghee.
  • When the ghee is hot add in cumin seeds.
  • When the cumin seeds splutter add in whole died red chili pepper and serrano pepper. Next add in curry leaves and onions. Further, let the onions sauté until golden for a minute on 2.
  • Add in ground turmeric, ground coriander, red chili powder, and salt. Stir well.
  • Further, lower the heat and add in the whisked yogurt. Keep stirring on low heat until the yogurt comes to a boil. This step is key or else the yogurt will curdle. Once it boils, add in the garam masala and cilantro.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and serve over rice or with roti.
Keyword Dahi Tadka, Dahi Tihkari, Spicy Yogurt Curry, tadke wali dahi, Yogurt Curry, Yogurt tadka