Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Gujrati kadi

This is all time staple, at any gujrati household and my personal favourite too. Whats more, is that its super simple to make. The meal is complete with a simple potato curry, chapati, rice, and curd.

Personally I prefer this kadi to the punjabi kadi that everyone relishes at my mom's place. I feel there is to much work involved in that one. Maybe when I am up for it I will make it once and l post the recipe here. But right now its simple kadi recipe. Quick and real simple.

You will need
  • Curd- 1/2 cup
  • Gram flour (beasn)- 1 tbsp
  • Water- 1-2 cups
  • Gur- 1/2 inch pieces
  • Sugar- 1 tbsp (approx)
  • Salt- to taste
  • Turmeric powder- a pinch

For the tempering
  • ghee- 1 tbsp
  • curry leaves- 3-4
  • ginger- chopped
  • green chillies- 2-3 slit from the center.
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • cloves- 2-3
  • cinnamon stick- 1/2
  • whole red chilly-1
  • bay leaves- 1-2
  • asefotida or hing- 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin and cilantro (jeera dhania) powder- 1/2 tsp
For the garnish
  • chopped cilantro
  • lemon juice

You have to
  1. In a saucepan mix together the curd and the gram flour to a paste.
  2. Add water and mix it well. Put it to simmer.
  3. Add salt, turmeric, gur and a few of the curry leaves. Let it simmer till the mixture begins to boil.
  4. Heat ghee in a separate pan. Add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon and hing.
  5. Once they begin to splutter, add the curry leaves along with the green chillies and the chopped ginger.
  6. Once you begin to get the aroma of all the spices add the red chilly powder and the jeera dhania powder.
  7. Add all this to the simmering curd and besan mixture. Add the sugar. Taste the kadi. If its not sweet, you might want to add some more sweet.
  8. Let it simmer for 5-10 mins more.
  9. Add some lemon juice and garnish with cilantro.
  10. Serve hot with rice.

There are a lot in ingredients, but trust me its really simple to make.


Lisa said...

I can see why this is a staple in your kitchen. Sounds wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Looks so delicious!

karuna said...

thnx sangi.

TBC said...

Kadhi is one of my favorites too. I make it when I need to whip up something quickly or when I have no veggies at all in my refrigerator.