Friday, February 6, 2009

Kadhi(Yogurt curry)

Kadhi is one of our favourite dishes, and something which reminds my hubby of his mother's cooking(which is a HUGE compliment)! It's a quick dish and I usually make it on days when I have to cook in a rush. It's a combination of curd(yogurt) and chikpea/gram flour,which means nutritionally it's loaded with calcium(yogurt) and protein(gramflour) . The actual Indian recipe has 'Pakoda' (a deep fried item made with a combination of gramflour,onions,chillies),but adding that would disqualify this otherwise healthy dish from being put up on my blog. You could however,add the Nucchina Unde/Steamed lentil ball,the recipe was sent to me by my friend Suma. These could be added to the gravy,just before serving.
Kadhi(Yogurt curry):Serves 4
  • Curd/Yogurt: 2 cups
  • Besan/gram/chickpea flour: 2 tablespoons(make a smooth paste with cold water)
  • Ginger+garlic paste: 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Jeera/Cumin seeds: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Methi/fenugreek seeds: 1/4th teaspoon
  • Hing/asafoetida: a pinch
  • Turmeric: 1/4th teaspoon
  • Coriander/Cilantro leaves: 2 tablespoons(finely chopped)
  • Salt: to taste
  • Oil: 1teaspoon
  • Water:2-3 cups
  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadai/wok.
  2. Add the mustard,cumin and fenugreek seeds. When the mustard starts to pop,add the turmeric,hing and the ginger+garlic paste.
  3. Fry for a minute and then add the curd and stir for another minute.
  4. Add the besan/chickpea paste and 2-3 cups of water,salt and stir.
  5. Cook till it starts to boil.
  6. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  7. Serve hot with rice.
Note:If you are serving this with the steamed lentil balls,then place the steamed ball/unde in the gravy when serving.


Vanessa said...

Hello there, this looks delicious! I love your blog and am so pleased I found it - it is so inspiring!
I wanted to write to thank you for the lovely comment you left me and for the encouragement, which I really appreciate! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Smitha Suresh said...

Love this, haven't made it in a long time, will try it your way :)

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian) said...

@Vanessa-Welcome to Bonne Nutrition.
@Smitha--me too, hadn't made it in a while!