I am not very fond of Suva or Dill but this Suva Kadhi got me to rethink my position on this fragrant herb.

Gujarati Suva Kadhi | Shepuchi Kadhi
Gujarati Suva Kadhi | Shepuchi Kadhi

As I mentioned in my earlier post, a few of us college friends met for after ages and were hosted by Ami. Among the many delicious dishes at lunch was this typical Gujarati combination of Gujarati Vaal Rice and Suva Kadhi. Lightly flavoured with Dill (called Suva in Gujarati and Shepu in Marathi), this Kadhi and the Vaal Rice made for a fabulous combination.

What I like best about this Suva Kadhi was that the Dill added a depth of flavour that is not immediately apparent but is a “discovery” that lingers on the palate in the best possible way.

Did I mention that this dish gets done in about 10 minutes? Just the best kind of dish for a busy day or when you don’t want to cook a lot.

I used this recipe for Gujarati Suva Kadhi by Tarla Dalal to make my kadhi. 

Do also try my recipes for:

Shepuchi Kadhi | Dill Kadhi
Shepuchi Kadhi | Dill Kadhi

How to Make Gujarati Suva Kadhi | Shepuchi Kadhi

  1. Making Ginger-Chilli Paste
    1. Grind 1 Green Chilli and 1/2″ piece of Ginger to a coarse paste.
  2. Making the Kadhi
    1. To a large enough vessel, add 1/2 cup dahi, 1 tbsp besan, 1/2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste, 1 tsp sugar, just a pinch of turmeric and some salt. The turmeric is optional but I added it after talking to Ami because otherwise the Kadhi was very pale. 
    2. Mix well and ensure there are no besan lumps.
    3. Now add 1 cup water and mix well.
    4. Over low-medium flame, bring the Kadhi to a gentle boil.
    5. Turn off the heat.
  3.  Add the Tempering
    1. In a ladle, heat 1/2 tsp oil.
    2. Add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds and wait till they start to change colour.
    3. Add 1 split red chilli and stir-fry for a few seconds.
    4. Add the tempering to the Kadhi and mix well.
  4. Finally, add 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander and 3 tbsp finely chopped dill, and mix well.
  5. Cover and let the Kadhi rest for at least 10 minutes to let the flavour of dill permeate. 
  6. Serving Suggestions
    1. Serve Suva Kadhi with Vaal Rice or hot steamed rice, and some papad. 
Suva Kadhi

Recipe for Shepu Kadhi | Dill Kadhi

Gujarati Suva Kadhi | Shepuchi Kadhi | Dill Kadhi

Aruna
Do try this recipe for the traditional Gujarati Suva Kadhi which make great use of Dill (Suva in Gujarati and Shepu in Marathi). It makes for a great light meal when paired with Vaal Rice or then just some steamed rice and of course, Papad.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Accompaniments, Side Dish
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian, Vegetarian
Servings 4 People
Calories 43 kcal
Equipment
  • Heavy Bottomed Vessel
  • Ladle
  • Grinder
Ingredients
  
  • 1/2 Cup Dahi Yogurt
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Besan
  • 1 Pinch Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Finely Chopped Coriander
  • 3 tbsp Finely Chopped
  • Salt to Taste
To Grind
  • 1/2 ” Ginger
  • 1 Green Chilli
For Tempering
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Split Red Chilli
Instructions
 
Making Ginger-Chilli Paste
  • Grind 1 Green Chilli and 1/2″ piece of Ginger to a coarse paste.
Making the Suva Kadhi
  • To a large enough vessel, add 1/2 cup dahi, 1 tbsp besan, 1/2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste, 1 tsp sugar, just a pinch of turmeric and some salt. The turmeric is optional but I added it after talking to Ami because otherwise the Kadhi was very pale.
  • Mix well and ensure there are no besan lumps.
  • Now add 1 cup water and mix well.
  • Over low-medium flame, bring the Kadhi to a gentle boil.
  • Turn off the heat.
Add the Tempering
  • In a ladle, heat 1/2 tsp oil.
  • Add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds and wait till they start to change colour.
  • Add 1 split red chilli and stir-fry for a few seconds.
  • Add the tempering to the Kadhi and mix well.
Adding the Suva
  • Cover and let the Kadhi rest for at least 10 minutes.
  • Add 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander and 3 tbsp finely chopped dill, and mix well.
Serving Suggestions
  • Serve Suva Kadhi with Vaal Rice or hot steamed rice, and some papad.
Nutrition Facts
Gujarati Suva Kadhi | Shepuchi Kadhi | Dill Kadhi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 43 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 57mg2%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Dill Kadhi, Kadhi, Shepu Kadhi, Shepuchi Kadhi, Suva Kadhi
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