Kadhi

Namaskara!

Recipe to make delicious, hot, lightly spiced Rajasthani Kadhi or Majjige Paladya as it is called in North Karnataka. Perfect for the rainy season when you do not like to eat cold curd/yogurt. Enjoy the simple dish, easy to prepare & easy on the stomach.

Ingredients: Makes one large bowl

  1. Beaten Curd/Yogurt – Mosaru – 2 Cups
  2. Gram Flour/Besan/Kadale Hittu – 2 Tbsp
  3. Red Chilli Powder – 1 Tsp
  4. Coriander Powder/Dhania Powder – 2 Tsp
  5. Cumin Powder/Jeera Powder – 1 1/2 Tsp
  6. Garlic – Slightly Crushed/Chopped – 1-2 Cloves [Optional]
  7. Fenugreek Seeds/Menthya Kaalu – 4-5
  8. Cumin/Jeera – 1 Tsp
  9. Green Chilli – Chopped – 1-2
  10. Curry Leaves/Karibevu – Roughly Torn/Chopped – 6-7
  11. Coriander Leaves – Kottambri – Chopped – 2 Sprigs
  12. Turmeric/Arishina – 1/2 Tsp
  13. Asafoetida/Ingu – A Pinch
  14. Salt – As Per Taste
  15. Oil – 2 Tsp

Method:

  1. In a bowl, add gram flour, jeera powder, red chilli powder, dhania powder, turmeric.
  2. Mix in a little curd & water so that it becomes runny paste. Make sure there are no lumps.
  3. In a pan, heat oil. Temper jeera, asafoetida, menthya seeds.
  4. Add curry leaves, garlic & green chilli. Let them splutter.
  5. Slowly add the paste made in step 1 & 2. Make sure it does not catch the bottom of the pan.
  6. Add remaining curd and mix well. Add salt.
  7. Add coriander leaves.

To Serve:

  1. Serve piping hot with steamed rice/anna may be with a papad or even a piece of pickle.
  2. Doesn’t need anything else.

Culinary Secrets:

  1. This can be made with vegetables like ash gourd, bottle gourd, snake gourd, raw banana, cucumber or even tomatoes. Dice them into big pieces and cook them before hand with water and a little salt.
  2. Gram flour can be substituted with chana dal/kadale bele soaked in water. Add a little coconut, grind with soaked dal and you can turn this into Majjige HuLi.
  3. Garlic can be substituted with ginger or even both are optional depending on what you want eat that day. Tastes amazing anyhow
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