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Tadka Dahi

Tadka Dahi or Dahi Tadka made with yogurt tempered with Indian spices like mustard seeds, cumin seeds and herbs like curry leaves or cilantro leaves.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 2


  • 1 Cup Fresh Yogurt/Curd
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds/Rai
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Mixed Chana Dal and Urad Dal
  • 1-2 Dry Whole Red Chilies
  • 4-5 Curry Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder optional(use as per spice tolerance)
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1-2 tsp Sugar or any sweetner


  • Add sugar in yogurt and beat till it is smooth. If the yogurt is too thick, add 2-3 tbsp of water.
  • In a pan, heat oil, mustard seeds, once the seeds crackle, add cumin seeds ,curry leaves, red chillies and dals.
  • Roast dals for a minute. Add red chilli powder and add the tempering to yogurt.
  • Serve chilled.


The yogurt should not be sour. Tadka Dahi doesn't taste nice with sour yogurt
Keyword Curry leaves, Dahi Tadka
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