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Monday, February 20, 2012

Punjabi Kadhi

So IT'S MY BIRTHDAY, and I am going to treat myself with Punjabi kadhi today :) I love "Kadhis"..Gujarati Kadhi, Kokum Kadhi, Bhindi Kadhi, Cilantro-Mint Kadhi, and more. Being Gujarati, I grew up eating Gujarati Kadhi, and it was my favorite, but since past few years, i started liking and eating Punjabi kadhi more and more, and it is becoming my new favorite. The Punjabi Kadhi & Chawal is perfect combination, and I can eat it without roti or sabji, and it still feels me up.


-- For Pakoda/Dumplings

  • 1 cup Besan
  • 1/4 cup Onion, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 2 Green Chilies, chopped
  • Pinch of Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to taste

-- For For Kadhi

  • 2 cups Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Besan
  • 1/2 tsp Green Chili-Ginger Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 3 cups Water
  • Salt to taste
  • Cilantro, chopped

-- For Tadka/Tempring

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/8 tsp Kalongi
  • 1/8 tsp Cracked Fenugreek Seeds
  • 2-3 Whole Dry Red Chilies
  • Pinch Of Hing

-- For Pakoda/Dumplings

1. Heat oil in kadai for frying. In bowl mix besan with 75-80ml water. Add onion, cumin powder, turmeric, red chili powder, and salt.

2. Mix well and take small portion of mixture and deep fry them till brown. Take out on paper napkin and keep aside.

-- For Kadhi

1. In large bowl, mix besan with yogurt and beat well till no lumps remain. Then add turmeric powder, red chili powder, green chili-ginger paste, garam masala, water, and salt. Mix well again.

2. Heat oil in heavy bottom pan/kadai. Add hing, cumin seeds, kalonji, and cracked fenugreek seeds. Whemn they turn little brown add whole red chilies, and curry leaves.

3. Turn down the heat and pour yogurt-besan mixure in kadai slowly.

4. Stir and turn your gas on medium-high till the kadhi starts boiling.

5. Now turn down heat on low and simmer kadhi for 20-25 minutes. Stir occasionally.

6. At this point add pakodas, mix and again simmer for another 10 minutes.

7. Now add kasuri methi, and chopped cilantro.

8. Mix well and serve hot with jeera rice.



Aarthi said...

This looks totally delicious..


Square Meals said...

Looks very nice. Will definitely try this.

Aparna from Square Meals

Jay said... is a tasty delight..great post..!
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Cham said...

Happy Birthday- that looks absolutely delicious.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Perfect kadi recipe. Love to dunk undone hot roti into it. Yum!!

Indulge said...

I Luv Punjabi Kadhi.. it makes my day!!
Love Ash.

Laavanya said...

Happy Birthday! :)

It's been so long since I had kadhi... looks so tempting.

Rahin said...

Happy Birthday Madhavi !!! love the Kadhi, i love kadhis too

Kalpana Sareesh said...

looks too good

maha said...

Great recipe.Thanks for sharing such a yummy one with us.

notyet100 said...

Kadi looks delicious,it's been so long since I had this,,


Hope you had a wonderful time on your Birthday! :) Love kadhi anytime with rice!

Shweta in the Kitchen said...

Wow, Punjabi kadhi is all time favorite :)


Akila said...

happy bday and kathi looks awesome...
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Uma said...

I had tasted this at my friend's home and it was delicious. Bookmarking it to do...

hemalata said...

Delicious looking Punjabi Kadhi, will try.

Vimitha Anand said...

Hi Madhavi, the khadhi looks so creamy and would b perfect for rotis... Happy Birthday too..
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R.Punitha said...

Hi Madhavi ,

Looks yummy kadhi curry

one request to you Madhavi,

I posted a guest post at Lavanya's blog.

Do drop a comment at Lavanya's recipes....

thank you Madhavi and Keep on:)

Rekha said...

looks so creamy and delicious..very inviting dish..i am your new follower have a very nice space.
pls visit and join my space in ur free time:)

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious flavourful side dish

Julie said...

Delicious kadhi,comfort foood!!

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