Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Kadhi pakoda or dahi ki kadhi

Oh its already half past 1 and I have not yet decided what to make for lunch!
What was I doing? well, just yesterday I got hold of a dvd, that had both the movies OSO and chakde india!
I saw OSO long back, I didnt like it much!...In the whole movie they were saying"picture abhi baqi hai mere dost!", and making us sit through it!`And one thing they beautifully copied from Paulo Coelho's novel, the Alchemist,where Coelho says, when you want something from the core of your heart,the entire universe conspires to give it to you
"itni shiddath se tumhein meine paane ki koshish ki hai, ke saari kaaynaath ne mujhe tumse milaane ki saazish ki hai"
Anyways, then I saw chakde india..wow I loved the movie!!I didn't like it much when I saw the promo..they were singing "ek hockey doongi mein rakhke!!", what wierd thing I thought,but it turned out as a fantabulous movie!
So, I was so engrossed in this movie that,I did not take notice of the time, then suddenly I realized its so late!
So I wanted to make something hassle free ,yet tasty, no cutting and chopping onions and tomatoes,so kadhi pakoda struck my mind, well good I have to chop onions ,but only one,no big deal!
So as my younger daughter was sleeping I thought I will do chopping work done,coz when she is up,I will be in and out of the kitchen every 1-2 min interval,now that she has started crawling, she comes and sit near the kitchen door,look at me accusingly and cry.
Anyways moving on,if you have one big onion
chop half and slice half,if the onions are small,chop one and slice one.chop the cilantro,slit 2 green chillies
Oops,I did not write the ingredients

2 cups yogurt
1big or 2 small onions
1 large bunch cilantro
4 green chillies
1/8 tsp haldi
3 tbsp besan
2 sprig curry leaves
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
4 tbsp oil
1 tsp zeera
1 dries red chilli (saabit)

for pakodas:
1/2 cup besan
1/2 chopped onion
ginger garlic paste 1/2tsp
red chilly powder
oil(for frying)

--If you have big onion chop half and slice half, out of the huge bunch of cilantro,blend half of the cilantro with 3 green chillies, chop the remaining cilantro.
--Take yogurt in a large bowl, and beat it with a fork or a whisk,to make it smooth,add to it the blended mixture of cilantro and chillies,haldi,salt,red chilly powder,ginger garlic paste.
--mix the 2 tbsp besan with half a cup water,,in a cup and keep aside,see that lumps arent formed.
--Now put the saucepan on heat and then put the entire yogurt mixture,slowly add the besan mixture to it,keep stirring while adding the besan mixture.
--put half of the chopped cilantro,slitted green chilly,curry leaves and the sliced onion.
--when this starts boiling lower the flame ,and stir occasionally.
--in a bowl take the chopped onions,besan,salt,haldi ginger garlic paste,red chilly powder and remaining chopped cilantro, mix it using water,to form a smooth batter.--heat oil in a skillet,when it is hot put a tablespoon of bater in hot oil,you can fry 5 at a time,when the color changes,turn the pakoda and fry till golden on both sides.
--Add these fried pakodas in the boiling mixture of yogurt, check the consistancy,if its thick enough turn off the stove.
--heat about 4 tbspof oil,when its hot add zeera, dry red cholly, when it turns brown,put it on the kadhi(yoghurt mixture).

Yummy kadhi pakoda is ready in a jiffy! Well, if you want to make an elaborate meal, and you are pukka non veg, then, along with it make kheema-methi.

Steamed rice, dahi ki kadhi and kheema methi is the best combination! my mom used to make it, ohhh I miss her so much! Inshallah I will soon make kheema methi and post it's recipe!!

till then MAA SALAAMA!!


Mona said...

Dahi Ki Kadi is my favorite. I like it a loot! I always want it lil thick, and dark yellow.. :-) I tell this to whoever is cooking if it isnt my turn the day. It looks so mouthwatering Syeda!
I have added you to my blogroll.


syeda said...

thanx mona, so nice of you to add me in your blog roll.and the dahi ki kadhi turned out exactly how you described your preferences for it!

Anonymous said...

Great.. I just wanted tomake sure my recipe is right....am off to make Kadi pakora for lunch with rice...


umemah said...

Amazing method..I already had Rice and Kohati Kheema ready and wanted to make my husbands fav. dish..I had no idea it was ur fav. combination..:D...thanks for this reciepe..And Hey, I have the same Bowl in which u placed ur Yoghurt Mixture..LOL..guess we come from the same background...
Take care.
Jazakallah bhi Khairun!!