LENTIL AND VEGETABLE KADHI
Hello and welcome to my cooking corner again.Today I am going to share a recipe of Lentil and vegetable kadhi.We all love to eat kadhis which has now become a regular and sought after idea for lunch menu trying to bring a change from our regular eating of lentils.Kadhis are made in most of the regions of our country and are prepared in many ways.Some make pakora kadhi,sweet and sour Gujrati kadhi,kadhi with veggies.Today I have come up with an idea of
making lentil or dal kadhi which has veggies(you can add any vegetable of your choice)lentil(you can have your own pick of lentil variety here),mild spices and the goodness of curd.It can be had with rice,roti and with stir fry veggies.It is tastier,healthier and made literally from scratch.So guys let’s start with its making—
Toor dal-250 gms
Lady finger-50 gms
Roughly chopped Onion-1
Roasted Gram Flour-50 gms
Beaten curd-3 tbsp
Coriander or cumin powder-1/2 tsp
Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
Garam Masala-1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Tamarind paste-1 tbsp
Salt-According to taste
Cumin and black mustard-1 tsp
Curry Leaves-1 tsp
Refined oil- tbsp
Boil the dal with fenugreek seeds,curry leaves,clove and cinnamon.Wash and roughly chop the lady fingers,onion and tomatoes.You can use sambar onions(of small variety here).Finely chop the green chillies.Beat the curd well.
Take a kadhai and all the tempering ingredients except curry leaves,clove and cinnamon and oil. Add the roughly chopped veggies.Fry a bit till their rawness disappears. Now add salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,coriander or cumin powder,garam masala and fry them well for two minutes.
Take a bowl and add the roasted gram flour or besan in along with some warm water and beat it well so that no lumps are formed.Now add this mixture in the kadhai and let it cook for five minutes.Now add the boiled dal.You can use any variety of lentils but here I have used toor dal.Adjust water quantity in the kadhai and let it simmer for two-three minutes.Add the tamarind paste and boil for five more minutes.Finally add in the beaten curd slowly to avoid forming lumps and switch off the gas.
Our Lentil and vegetable kadhi is ready to be served.Have it in lunch or dinner and garnish with fresh cilantro.
Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great day and week.Till then healthy cooking,happy living.