Yogurt has not just been the favorite side dish; but also a base ingredient in several dishes. Every kid loves having curd on a hot summer afternoon. It is consumed in many countries such as France, Canada, India, Russia, and the United Kingdom. They have become so popular that many countries sell flavored yogurts- strawberry, vanilla, blueberry, etc. Also making curd at home is quite simple. And honestly, who doesn’t like to eat curd?

About Tempered Yogurt / Dahi Tadka Recipe

This is a super quick and easy fusion of cold curd. It is ideal for those on a keto diet as it is low on carbs. Tempering means adding hot spiced oil that brings zestful flavors. Make sure you use fresh curd for the Tempered Yogurt Recipe because it won’t taste that good with sour curd. You could even add some asafoetida (Hing) to the yogurt. It can be prepared with very few ingredients, so you must give it a try.

Different Yogurt Recipes-

It is a very versatile product and is used for various recipes. Here are a some:

Ingredients required to make tempered yogurt / dahi tadka recipe:

  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. Oil
  • 1 Red chili Dry
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Carom seeds
  • 1/2 Ginger crushed
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Stepwise Instructions with images on how to make tempered yogurt/ dahi tadka recipe:

Mix water and salt and mix it together nicely.
To make Tempered Yogurt we’ll take Yogurt mix it a bit then will add salt and water slowly and will mix it again nicely.
Now for the tempering will add all the spices and will mix it together.
Now for the tempering, we will take oil, to this we will add dry Red chili, Cumin Seeds, Carom Seeds, Ginger, Turmeric, Red chili powder, and salt. Mix it all together nicely.
Adding yogurt to it.
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Let it cook until the steam starts to come out and oil starts to float for the perfect Tempered Yogurt.
As soon as the oil starts to float and the steam starts coming that’s when it’s done.
Our Tempered Yogurt is ready.
Our Yogurt is ready.

Why should you try the Recipe? 

The Tempered Yogurt Recipe takes less than 10 minutes. So, it is super quick! How can we forget truly divine? Yogurt is an ancient food that first appeared around 5,000 years ago. If you don’t already know, it is a very beneficial dairy product. Below are some of the health benefits of curd.

Curd is light and is usually served after the meal to aid digestion. You can enjoy tempered curd in itself, but it does go well with a lot of things. Eat your Dahi Tadka (Dahi ki Sabji) with roti, homemade Aloo Paratha, Broccoli Paratha or your favorite paratha. Many people love it with lemon rice, polao, or even biryani. It makes for a great side dish or dip. Go, get cooking, and make your breakfast and lunch flavorful.

Benefits of Yogurt (Curd):

  • It contains almost every nutrient your body needs- calcium, vitamin B, vitamin D, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, etc.
  • Yogurt has an impressive amount of protein that supports your metabolism and helps in weight management.
  • Some of them have live bacteria or probiotics, which boost digestive health by reducing the chances of bloating, constipation, and diarrhea.
  • Consuming yogurt regularly can strengthen your immune system and prevent various diseases.
  • The lactic acid has a positive effect on protecting your teeth and gums from future damage.
  • It is a great source of carbohydrates as it gives an energy boost, which makes it a good pre and post-workout snack.
  • Yogurt may also improve your health and control blood pressure.
Tempered Yogurt

Tempered Yogurt Recipe / Dahi Tadka

Are you bored of your plain curd of boondi raita? Here is the perfect homemade yogurt recipe for you.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course dip, Quickreceipe
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 77 kcal


  • Bowl
  • Pan


  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. Oil
  • 1 Red chili Dry
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Carom seeds
  • 1/2 Ginger crushed
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


  • Preparing
    -Take a bowl.
    -Add yogurt to it and whisk it a bit.
    -To it add salt and whisk it a little bit.
    -To it add water and whisk it properly.
  • Cooking
    -Now for the tempering.
    -Take a pan.
    -Add oil to it.
    -To it add dry red chili, Cumin seeds, Carom seeds, and ginger give it a mix.
    -To it add turmeric powder, Red Chili powder, and Salt.
    -Mix it all properly.
    -Add yogurt to it and keep on stirring.
    -Until yogurt warms up and starts getting a nice warm color.
    -Now it's ready.
    -Our Tempered Yogurt is ready.


Calories: 77kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 469mgPotassium: 120mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 134IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 0.3mg
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