Monday, January 7, 2008

Gujarati Meal: Part 2 - Kadhi

If you ask me what my favorite meal ever in life is, I will have to say Kadhi with Khichadi ( now you know for sure what Part 3 is going to be). It is the simplest, yet tastiest food I can think of. It is very easy on the tummy and therefore highly recommended for convalescents. It is the best get well soon food in India found in all parts of the country in different avatars.

The same basic foods are found in all parts of India but with just a slight tweak in the ingredients, the whole appearance and taste changes completely. Like the More Kozhumbu in Tamil Nadu, Majjiga Pulusu in Andhra Pradesh, becomes Pakoda Kadhi in Punjab and Kadhi in Gujarat.

As a continuation of my Gujarati Meal, I made Kadhi, the recipe for which I got from Shilpa of Aayi's Recipes. This was again a perfect recipe which took all of 10 to 15 minutes to make. It was perfect and exactly what Gujarati Kadhi should be. I am drooling sitting here just thinking about how perfect the Kadhi was. I loved the fact that it was so so simple and easy to make. No grinding, no fuss whatsoever. Just simple food that tastes great.


2 cups sour and thick buttermilk (or yogurt/curd)

1 1/2 tablespoons besan (gram flour)

1 teaspoon chili-ginger paste

3-4 curry leaves

1 tablespoon sugar

2-3 stalks coriander leaves

1/2 teaspoon Jeera ( cumin seeds)

1/4 teaspoon Methi ( fenugreek seeds)

A pinch asafoetida

1 tablespoon ghee



Make a mixture of buttermilk and besan and whisk well till no lumps remain.

Heat Ghee, add cumin seeds, fenugreek and asafoetida.

Now add the buttermilk mixture and mix well.

Add the curry leaves, salt, coriander leaves, chilly-ginger paste and sugar.

Bring it to a boil (Note that curry leaves are not added in ghee, they are added later on.)

Thanks again Shilpa for a perfect recipe.


Shella said...

Hey this surely looks good n easy on the tummy n to cook too. Will try it.

Asha said...

I love Kadhi too, so comforting and tasty!:))

vimmi said...

just made this some time back wih khichdi. not traditionally a kadhi cooked in our homes, but we love the light and refreshing tast

bee said...

i hear ya. if there's one thing i can eat daily without tiring of it, it's khichdi and kadhi.

Namratha said...

Love the kadhi, looks good!!

remya said...

recently i tasted kadhi... wat a comfortable dish.. loved it..

Rajitha said...

i love kadhi..but i have to say i am partial to kadhi pakodi..b'coz of the pakodi ;)

Swaroopa said...

cool recipe!! will give it a try...happy new yr, dear.

Laavanya said...

I haven't had kadhi in a very long time. Must make it soon. That is very easy. And I've been meaning to try the sambharya nu shaak as well.

Mona said...

Hello Kamini ! I too posted my version of Kadi just a day before at my blog. Ur version is slightly different, the basic method being the same. I also add bhajiyas to the kadi for that extra flavour. Everyone loves Kadi. Its sure is a comfort food..