Monday, October 8, 2012

Punjabi Pakoda kadhi

Kadhi chawal(rice) is staple dish of north India.. Specifically in Punjab we eat so many different curries with rice, like rajma rice, chane rice kadhi rice etc.. Kadhi is usually prepared with besan (chick pea flour) and buttermilk. The proportions of flour and buttermilk vary from state to state. In Rajasthani kadhi there is more besan less buttermilk, but in Punjabi kadhi buttermilk is more than besan. In Punjab the buttermilk is easily available for free.. (: but here in Delhi we don't get free buttermilk though we get packets of buttermilk of various milk brands like Amul, Motherdairy etc. I usually use plain chach packets of Motherdairy. Or else if you don't get buttermilk you can also make it by adding water to curd.
BTW I love kadhi chawal. I just start drooling even if I hear kadhi chawal. I can eat again even if I am full up to my neck..(;
Ok now lets move to recipe.



Ingredients:

For kadhi:

Buttermilk: 500 ml.
Besan (chick pea flour): 2-3 tbsp
potatos: 1
Ginger: 1inch piece
Green chilies: 1-2
Salt: to taste
Red chilly powder: 1tsp
Coriander powder: 1tsp
Tumeric Powder: 1tsp
Garam Masala: 1tsp
Kasuri Methi: 1 tbsp
Amchoor: 1tsp.(optional)
Cumin seeds: 1tsp
Water as required
Refined oil: 1tbsp.

For Pakodas:

Besan: 2 tbsp
salt, red chilly powder and spices to taste
water
oil
Method:
1. Add besan to buttermilk. Churn it well with blender.
2. Make paste of ginger and green chilies.
3. Cut potato in small cubes.
4. Put oil in a wok, add cumin seeds. Once the seeds starts crackling, put potato and saute for 1-2 minutes.
5. Add buttermilk mix in the wok and add all the spices except kasuri methi.
6. Let it cook on simmer.
7. Add pakodas when its almost done and then when the kadhi is ready add kasuri methi.

For Pakodas:
1. Make a batter with all the ingredients.
2. Heat oil in a wok and make small pakodas.

Kadhi is ready when you get the right consistency as you like. The best consistency is when a thin layer sticks to the spoon.
While making pakodas make sure you don't put too much pakodas at once in oil, the lesser the better. Pakodas will be soft this way...
Offer to Lord and enjoy!!!
:)
Hari bol!!!

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