Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Gujarati Kadhi

After an awesome weekend getaway...which always turns out to be really heavy on the tummy!!...all of us really wanted something light to eat the next day...
My MIL and I were in no mood to slog in the kitchen..nor did we feel like eating out again...
So we decided on some nice light khichdi with some gujarati kadhi. It cant get anymore awesome than this on a tired day...:)

Heres how I made it..,

Level: Easy
Serves: 7 - 8 people
Adapted from: Tarla Dalal's "Exciting Vegetarian Cooking" cookbook

3 tblsp gram flour
3 cups yogurt
4.5 cups water
2 tsp ginger-chilly paste
4 curry leaves
4 tblsp sugar, or as desired
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves

For tempering:
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
2 dry red chillies. broken
3 tsp clarified butter/ghee

Step 1 - Beat the yogurt and gram flour together. To avoid lumps, add yogurt slowly to the flour and keep beating till smooth at every stage, till all the yogurt is used up and is lump free.

Step 2 - Add in the water, curry leaves, ginger-chilly paste, sugar and salt and mix everything well. Keep it to boil stirring regularly.

Step 3 - In another small pan, heat the clarified butter. Add in mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add in cumin seeds and let it brown. Add in the asafoetida and dry red chillies. Stir in for a couple of seconds and pour this over the boiled yogurt kadhi.

Step 4 - Let it boil for 5 more mins so the flavours incorporate well. Add in the chopped coriander.

Serve piping hot with some soft khichdi.

Do not boil the kadhi on a high flame, it could boil over.
Do not leave the yogurt mixture unattended as it could curdle.

Happy cooking!

1 comment:

  1. This one is my favs... Uber taste.. and jus love to slurpppp it.. as it is ..Khichadi adds flavor to the kadhi...hahaha I know I said it ooltaa.. but thats how I like it !!!