Warming and comforting Lili Dungri ni Kadhi is one those meals you just can not go wrong with. Kadhi and chawal is a firm winter favourite in our household. 

This Rajasthani kadhi recipe made with spring onion/pyaaz has passed down generations in our family.

This spring onion gram flour soup is served in a small black saucepan.


Grandma's Spring Onion Kadhi (Rajasthani)

Kadhi is a lightly spiced yogurt-based soup recipe from India. This particular recipe contains spring onion or lili dungri (green onion) for added flavour.

My Grandma, who has Rajasthani roots, used to make this spring onion kadhi a lot in India, so naturally, my Mum picked up the recipe from her.

My Mum has since been making this kadhi for our family here. When I was little I never used to like spring onion but as I've grown older, I've come to appreciate and love it!

This kadhi is:

✓ A great way to use up leftover spring onion

✓ Easy lunch/dinner recipe

✓ Made easily under 30 minutes

✓ Gluten-free

✓ Mild yet flavourful

✓ Creamy

✓This Kadhi is wonderful with plain boiled basmati rice, but you can also eat it with Bajri Na Rotla (Millet flour flatbread) Dudhi Ni Khichdi or Gujarati Rotli.

We can't get enough of our Gujarati Kadhi - a delicious sweet kadhi that goes wonderfully with Gujarati food

Our Mango Kadhi is a great summertime special!

This thick and yellow Spring onion and yogurt soup is served in a pan, and garnished with spring onion.

Ingredients for Spring Onion Kadhi

Here is the list of ingredients you'll need to make this kadhi.

1. Spring onion - known as Lili Dungri in Gujarati and Hara Pyaaz in Hindi, usually available in during winter months in India but in the UK it is available all year round.

2. Gram flour/besan - gluten-free flour easily available in any health, Asian or major supermarkets.

3. Yogurt - we have used greek yogurt but you can use homemade yogurt as long as it is sour.

4. Spices - red chilli powder, turmeric, ground cumin and coriander, garam masala

5. Cumin seeds & asafoetida (hing) - for tempering in oil

6. Oil - any oil will work.

Instant Pot Pyaaz Ki Kadhi

1. Whisk besan and yogurt in a bowl with 1/2 cup water.

2. Select saute mode for 5 minutes, add oil and cumin seeds.

3. Once splutter add hing and chopped spring onion.

4. Saute for a couple of minutes then add yogurt and besan mixture.

5. Add all the spices and salt, 1/2 cup water mix well and bring it to the first boil.

6. Close the lid and select the pressure cook mode and press LOW-PRESSURE setting and press  10 minutes.

7. NPR 10 minutes then release the pressure manually.

8. Mix well and serve hot. 

Tips on how to prevent Kadhi splitting/curdling:

  • Cook kadhi on low/medium heat once it has come to a boil
  • Add salt immediately with the other masalas 
  • Stir the kadhi continuously when it is simmering
  • Use full-fat yogurt
  • Use the full measurement of besan as it is needed to bind the kadhi
  • If the kadhi does split, then add more besan that has been mixed with water to make a paste and recook the kadhi 

Can I use regular onion?

Although this dish tastes so much better with spring onion, if you can't find or don't have any other vegetables in the kitchen, use regular white or yellow onion and follow the same method and use same ingredients. 

How to store spring onion kadhi?

Fridge -  this kadhi keeps well in the fridge for around 2/3 days

Freezer - This kadhi can be frozen. It must be defrosted naturally and then reheated on the stovetop and not in a microwave, else it will split.

How to make Spring Onion Kadhi Step-by-Step and Video

Follow this step-by-step instruction or watch a video, exact measurements and full written recipe card can be found the bottom of this post. 

1. Take gram flour in a bowl.

2. Add yogurt.

3. Add water and whisk it with balloon whisker or hand blender.

4. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and hing.

5. Add chopped spring onion and saute for a couple of minutes.

6. Add 1/2 cup water to thin it out.

7. Now add all the spices and salt.

8. Mix, keep stirring and simmer for 8-10 minutes until cooked.

Spring onion kadhi is served in a pan, pan is placed on a black wooden blackboard.

Other Gram flour and Kadhi recipes

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spring onion kadhi, rajasthani pyaaz ki kadhi,lili dungri ni kadhi
Rajasthani, Gujarati, Indian
Spring onion kadhi recipe | લીલી ડુંગરી ની કઢી | हरे प्याज़ की कढ़ी राजस्थानी स्टाइल and comforting Lili Dungri ni Kadhi also known as spring onion kadhi is one those meals you just can not go wrong with. When in doubt make this easy, quick and delicious Hare pyazz ki Rajasthani kadhi and serve with hot and steamy rice or Bajri Na Rotla.



Warming and comforting Lili Dungri ni Kadhi also known as spring onion kadhi is one those meals you just can not go wrong with.
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 20 M


  • 1 bunch spring onions washed and cut
  • 400 g sour yogurt
  • 3-4 tbsp gram flour (besan)
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp cumin and coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp hing
  • 11/2 cup water
  • salt to taste


  1. Mix gram flour with yogurt and some water, make a smooth paste.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy bottom kadai or pan and add cumin seeds and hing.
  3. When splutter add spring onion and fry 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add besan and yogurt mixture.
  5. Now add all the masala, salt and 1/2  cup water.
  6. Stir and simmer about 12-15 minutes. (if kadhi gets thicker add more water)
  7. Switch off the heat.
  8. Serve hot.


We have done second tempering using dry red chilli, red chilli powder, oil and cumin seeds for a photographic purpose. If you wish, you can too.

You may add spices before adding yogurt and besan mixture too. make sure masalas don't burn.
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  1. very nice recipe...looks yummy too..

  2. KAdhi with spring onions sounds absolutely delicious,new and tempting..

  3. Kadhi with spring onions sound yumm!!!

  4. yummy recipe..I love kadhi..I was actually going to make our Andhra style one...but didn't! :) Spring onions is a nice touch

  5. interesting combo of flavors! luv it!

  6. Nice kadhi..I love kadhi with khichdi and urs is a different version..yummy

  7. spring onion kadhi is very suggested it would taste great with roti or rice...yummy!!

  8. Nice idea adding spring onion in kadhi...looks gud

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  10. Delicious kadhi with spring onions.

  11. Owh my!!! This is super yummy kadhi!!! :D

  12. looks yum and very delicious ..i make this too but i add turmeric pwd also and dhania jeera pwd is a new ingredient in all time shall add this for a change ..luved the colour u got !!

  13. Easy n quick ,feel like trying it jags .I will let you know soon .Good day dear ! Nice soothing songs in between .

  14. Ur moms recipe sounds so wonderful ,Kadhi is already so good and u made it even better!
    Happy day sweets:-)

  15. nice recipe... looks creamy and rich!

  16. What a gorgeous soup! So comforting.



  17. delicious kadhi, adding spring onion looks great

  18. YUM! Oh I would love to eat that!!


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