Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My Tasty Kadhi

Have been away from my blog for a while now and how much i missed being in the kitchen.Weddings, invitations to birthday parties and lunches and my mum"s visit kept me away from the kitchen.Also mum being in town means i get days off from the kitchen as she takes over and pampers us with her yummylicious creations.She made a whole lot of goodies while she was here which would get polished off even before I could take a picture of it!!!She went back yesterday  and i finally got back to my kitchen.After eating all those lovely food over the last few days i decided to make something very simple - "Kadhi with moong dal pakoras ". The traditional recipe uses pakoras made of besan but i thought of making it a bit more healthy!

Ingredients :

Curd /Yoghurt - 2 cups

Besan - 3 tbsp

Moong dal - half cup soaked in water

Haldi - 1 tsp

Dry red chilies - 4 nos

mustard seeds - a tsp

curry leaves - 6 -7 leaves

hing /asafoetida - a pinch

refined oil -  1 tbsp

Chopped ginger - 1 tbsp

Chopped green chillies - 1 tsp

Salt - to taste


For the moong dal pakoras :

Soak the moong dal for couple of hours , grind it into a paste with little water. Add  salt ,chopped ginger and green chillies.
Heat oil in a non stick pan , fry small pakoras and keep aside.

For the Kadhi :

Mix curd , besan, salt ,turmeric. Add half cup water and and whisk well into a light paste. Put this mixture in a pan ,put it on heat and let the mixture simmer. Keep stirring continuously or else the mixture might curdle.Once it starts simmering, add the moong dal pakoras and remove from heat.

For the tadka (tempering ) :

In a pan, add a tbsp of refined oil. Once the oil heats up add the mustard seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves. Once it starts crackling pour over to the kadhi mixture.

Serve hot with plain rice and enjoy the goodness.

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