taaka kaDi

Buttermilk gravy

There are different versions of buttermilk kaDis that are part of the konkani cuisine. This one has garlic in it and it doesnt require any cooking. I recently made this and the 6 year old loved it. So it is another addition to week night, kid-friendly dinners these days. It gets ready in just 5 minutes. I usually dont make buttermilk, so I take some yogurt, mix it well and dilute with enough water.


  • Buttermilk - 2 cups
  • Oil
  • Garlic cloves - 2,3
  • Red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat some oil in a pan, crush the garlic pods and add it to the hot oil.
  • Fry the garlic in a low flame till a nice aroma comes out. Switch off the flame.
  • Add some chilli powder (per taste) to the hot oil (dont fry anymore)
  • Add this garlic tempering to the buttermilk and add salt to taste. Serve with rice and it is yummy.

Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes