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Besan Kadhi

Besan Kadhi
Prep Time
45 Mins
Cook Time

30 Mins

A tangy, yoghurt and gram flour based gravy with gram flour dumplings floating in it. This popular dish is eaten by all across the sub-continent especially in the summers.
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  • Yoghurt 360 gm
  • Gram flour (besan) 120 gm
  • Carom (ajwain) seeds 2.5 gm
  • Cumin (jeera) seeds 2.5 gm
  • Fenugreek (methi) seeds 1.25 gm
  • Green chillies, chopped 5
  • Groundnut oil 60 ml
  • Mustard (sarson) seeds 1.25 gm
  • Oil to deep fry
  • Onion rounds ( 1/4" thick) 150 gm
  • Potatoes, cut round 150 gm
  • Red chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Red chillies, whole 4
  • Salt to taste
  • Soda bi-carb a pinch
  • Turmeric (haldi) powder 1 tsp

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Cooking Directions

  1. Whisk yoghurt, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric and half the gram flour together in a bowl.

  2. Keep aside. Sieve the other half of the gram flour and soda bi-carb together, add the carom seeds and mix enough water to make a thick batter.

  3. Beat well. Add green chillies. Heat enough oil in a kadhai to deep fry.

  4. Drop large spoonfuls of the batter in the oil to get 1 1/2 inch puffy dumplings.

  5. Fry till golden brown on both sides. Remove and keep aside.

  6. Heat 45 ml/3 tablespoons oil in a handi, add the yoghurt mixture and 720 ml/3 cups water.

  7. Bring to a boil, reduce to a low heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring constantly to avoid the yoghurt from curdling.

  8. Add the potatoes and onions and cook till potatoes are done.

  9. Add the dumplings and simmer for 3 minutes.

  10. Heat the remaining 15 ml/1 tablespoon oil in a small frying pan.

  11. Add the cumin, mustard and fenugreek seeds and saute till the cumin crackles.

  12. Add the whole red chillies. Stir.

  13. Pour this tempering over the simmering hot kadhi.

  14. Remove to a serving bowl and serve with boiled rice.

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Comments posted by users for Besan Kadhi recipe:

  1. Aslamu Alykum, My mom and my aunt make Kadhi when we live in Pakistan that lades ( In Pakistan most family live 2gather ) make Kadhi in a big pot when kadhi is ready they put a big bowl and give us for our neighbor's (in our neighbor almost 10 or 12 house ) after that they ask now u can eat it. After can u believe it kadhi was never finish and so taste i love that kahdi,and i miss that day,Now i try make it after 15 or 18 years ,

    on Sep 8 2011 1:23PM Report Abuse RUBINA
  2. How do I cut the potatoes? Which shape?

    on Jan 5 2010 1:34PM Report Abuse Guest

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