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Friday, March 25, 2011

Methi Kadhi (Feenugreek Dumplings in Yogurt Sauce)

   
 Today I'm sharing with you a nutritious north indian preparation called methi kadhi . This dish is mostly relished with plain rice. and this combination satisfies your hunger for most part of the day. Also, would like to add that methi kadhi is more easy to prepare than traditional way of kadhi. I like it's taste and hopefully would also enjoy having it. 
                                                                      
Serves: 2-3, Preparation time: 10 minutes, Cooking time: 20 minutes


Ingredients:
For Methi pakoras:
1/2 cup Besan / Gram flour
1 cup Methi leaves, washed, stems removed and finely chopped
1 Green chilli
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
Little water to make the batter for pakoras
Pinch of Soda
Oil to deep fry
Salt to taste


For Kadhi:
1 1/2 cup Hung curd
1/4 cup Besan/ gram flour
2-3 tsp Kadhi masala powder
1 cup Water
Salt to taste


For Tadka/ Tempering for kadhi:
1 Onion, long thick slices 
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Asafetida/ hing
2 Whole red chiili
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
2 Tej patta
4-5 Feenugreek seeds
1 tsp Mustard seeds (small)
1 tbsp Ghee


Method:
Pour hung curd and besan and pass it through sieve so that you get a smooth thick liquid paste. In that bowl add kahdi masala powder and mix thoroughly. 


                                                                           
Do not add salt as of now. Take a big pan and stir fry this thick liquid on medium flame by stirring continuously for a few minutes. Stir continuously on low flame so that it doesn't burn. This will take 10 minutes. After that add water and accordingly adjust salt. With a broad spatula stir it regularly so that no lumps are formed.


To make Pakoras: Mix all the dry ingredients for 'methi pakoras'. Add required amount of water and mix well with your hand. The consistency should be neither too thick nor thin. Take a deep frying pan and heat oil. Take little portion of the batter with your hand and drop it in hot oil for deep frying. When the pakoras are golden brown in color on both sides, remove from oil and place them on paper towels. 


                                                                                      
Add these  pakoras in the boiling kadhi. Let these soak for 5 minutes on low flame, then switch off. Heat ghee in tadka pan and add sliced onion, when it turns light pink add whole red chilli, tej patta, feenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing and finally red chilli powder. When these starts spluttering and changes color to red, pour over the kadhi. Close the lid so that kadhi soaks the aroma of spices. You can add few fresh methi leaves in the final stage. Serve with steamed rice.


User Comments & Tips:

  • This kadhi tastes best when served piping hot with plain rice. Later if you find the kadhi too thick you can add 1/4 cup warm water, adjust the salt and heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Avoid eating this sour kadhi in the night, as this is very heavy. 


                                                              

54 comments:

  1. I love this dish its is one of my favorites.The pics rae so good nad mouthwatering.simply delicious.

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  2. I have never eaten methi pakoda kadhi and so many other pakoda with kadhi ...this looks so gud n yum n very very tempting ...

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  3. deepa the kadhi looks yum ! good recipe

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  4. kadhi looks so yummmy dear...havent tried this...now I will.

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  5. @Nayana: It's my fav too. It's regular in my kitchen almost twice a month.

    Priti: Try this and I'm sure you will fall in love with this sour gravy

    @Priya: thanks dear
    @Nisa: Give it a try...I'm sure u will lov this

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  6. My family's favorite food...Your methi pakoras sounds so good...can I have one one?

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  7. Hi, this kadhi looks wonderfully delicious... I've never tried anything with fresh methi leaves... This inspires me to try... Thanks for the recipe :-) By the way, what is hung curd? Can we use normal yoghurt??

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  8. Wow...such a new recipe to me! Loved those dumpling in tangy yogurt sauce...slurpppp! ;)

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  9. A mouthwatering gravy!!! Just got to try it out SOON!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  10. wow this is really tempting dear,love to try it out...very healthy recipe.

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  11. This kadhi is new to me. Looks delightful :)

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  12. I love all kinds of kadhi's and this kadhi with methi pakodas is so temptingingly delicious.Loved the pictures and I am drooling and eyeing this bowl hungrily;)

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  13. Hi,
    first time here...
    That looks delicious and wonderful!

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  14. looks delicious and awesome :) beautiful clicks :)

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  15. i wanted to try this for a long time ,looks very tempting

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  16. i do make dumpling for my kadhi always...methi dumpling look good!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  17. Lovely recipe,new to me,looks inviting.

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  18. khadi is so great...lovely clicks deepa..fall in love with it already.

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  19. hmmm////now that is something Ive never tasted...and the pic is making me want to have it RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. slurrrrrrrrrrp!mouth watering and tangy kadi with methi pakoras.

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  21. Mmmm delicious...great flavours..love d tempting clicks Deepa..
    Tasty Appetite

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  22. methi kadhi is new to me...look so yummy...

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  23. khub sundor recipe Deepa. ami spinach die banai tabe methi amar most fav. ebare methi die banabo. darun gandho habe.
    on another note aaj amar furnitures ese poucholo, ebare shuru habe asol kaj. khub chap jachhe. notun no nie ph korbo. bhalo theko.

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  24. Ya this is new to me... but looks so yummy and inviting... Will surely try it soon...

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  25. Deepa...Nice Kadhi pakodi...Lovely clicks too..

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  26. wow...recipe is new to me....absolutely loved it !

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  27. This looks fabulous! I would clean this plate off in an instant!! The pics are really really really tempting :))

    US Masala

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  28. Yet one more fascinating recipe, looks super yummy and delicious..love to have with hot rice..yummy!

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  29. Slurp, mouthwatering here, would love to grab that whole dish and finishing rite now...truly irresistible..

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  30. It looks sooo good! Another North Indian dis, bookmarked :)

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  31. Kadhi darun hoyechhe dekhte. Khub sundor bhabe baniyechho r chhobigulo dekhe to r thakte parchhina bhabchhi je chole ashi r jomiye methi kadhi khai.

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  32. Simply a big fan dishes with Methi and your Methi Kadhi looks super good and tempts me a lot !!!

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  33. Very nice kadhi. Tips are useful :) Your dal makhani came out excellent dear. I would like to post that with your link ...Thanks.

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  34. Kadhi look fabulous and pictures are awesome.

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  35. Very yummy recipe and the pics are awesome...

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  36. simply superb.... yummy dumblings in yogurt...

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  37. Kadhi looks so delicious!!!

    Ankita
    http://eat-hearty.blogspot.com/

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  38. Methi Kadhi looks delicious. I will try this recipe

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  39. never tried this one...looks yummy.

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  40. My all time favorite- all the pics are making me super hungry...Love the recipe :)

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  41. Hello from Vigo Spain .. I'm friends with Swathi and Rani .. I love India food recipes and learn from your kitchen .. and I will invite you to share my recipes and blog ... greetings and hugs MARIMI

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  42. looks super delicious..luved the inviting clicks !

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  43. oh this sounds so full of wonderful flavors!

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  44. Looks delicious!! I am gonna try this ..
    Am following you..

    Do visit me @ http://valarskitchen-basics.blogspot.com/

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  45. Greetings from Southern California

    I just stopped by to say hello and may God bless you today :-)

    When you have the time come by and visit me. ~Ron

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  46. Hi
    Kadhi looks yummy and inviting...
    http://deeskitchen-deeksha.blogspot.com/

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  47. love the flavor of methi..this must have tasted heavenly

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  48. Stop over n pick up an award plz..dear
    Tasty Appetite

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  49. Very interesting methi kadhi. Guess we have to keep stirring the curd,besan mix to avoid curdling/sticking?Tadka is so aromatic,..mmm...can smell it right here.

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