Thursday, 7 February 2013

Spinach pakoda Kadhi

Kadhi...My all time favorite recipe with hot hot steamed rice...This is a very frequent recipe in my house....I just love to try different type of kadhi recipes...This time I tried something new... I had some spinach in my thought of trying something new...then i thought why not palak pakoda with yummy sour kadhi.....& immediately i rushed in to my kitchen gathered all the ingredients & cooked  this yummy healthy friends here is the recipe....Smiley


For pakoda:
Fresh Spinach/  palak -2 cups chopped 
Gram flour- 1 ½ cup
Onion- ½ cup chopped
Grated ginger- 1tblsp
Chopped green chilli- 1tsp
Red chilly powder- 1tsp
Salt as per the taste
Baking pwd/ soda- 1tsp
Ajwain- ½ tsp crushed

For kadhi:
1 cup yogurt
2 tblsp  besan
½ tsp Red chilli powder
Ginger grated 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
2-3 Red chillies
2tblsp oil
½ tsp Cumin/ mustard seeds
haldi a pinch
½ tsp Cumin & coriander powder
Hing a pinch
¼ tsp of fenugreek seeds/ methi
2 cups of water
1 Green chilly- chopped
Curry leaves a few


How to make pakoda:

Mix all pakoda ingredients with little bit water & make a thick batter. Heat sufficient oil in a kadhai. Take small amount of batter in hand & drop small small balls in the hot oil to make pakodas.  Deep fry the balls till they turn to golden brown in colour. Drain excess oil on an absorbent paper. 

How to make kadhi:
In a large bowl mix yogurt , besan & grated ginger. Beat well or u can just grind it in a mixer to avoid lumps. 
Heat the pan on medium flame.  Heat oil.  Add red chillies, methi seeds, cumin / mustard seeds. When they will start cracking add chopped green chilles,  haldi, red chilli powder & sauté. Then add the yogurt & gramflour mixture. Add coriander & cumin powder. Cover & Let it boil for 10 -15 min. till the raw smell of gram flour goes.

Add add the palak pakoda to the gravy. Add salt according to your taste. Let it cook for about 5-7 min .

Now the kadhi is ready. Transfer it to bowl.

For seasoning add 1tsp oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, hing, dry red chilles & curry leaves. Add red chilli powder & pour the seasoning over the kadhi.
Garnish with coriander leaves. Tasty & healthy kadhi is now ready to serve. Goes well with hot steamed rice or paratha.

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