by Pallavi Purani

Kadhi-Khichdi #GujaratiFood101

Soul food.

Even though it might have been a concept that originated in Africa, each culture/cuisine has soul food embedded in the lifestyle.

For me it can be anything that gives warmth, it can be hot chocolate, dal-bhaat, rajma chawal and the like.

Let me share a personal favourite: Kadhi Khichdi- Gujarati Style.

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Kadhi-Khichdi #GujaratiFood101
Soul food.
Course main course
Prep Time 60 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
portion
Ingredients
  • For Kadhi
  • 1 - 1/2 Cups Dahi Curd / ... .
  • 1 Tbsp Besan Gram flour / ... .
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger [ Finely grated ....
  • 1 Chilly ... . Green [ Finely chopped
  • 1 - 1/2 Tsps Jaggery ....
  • 2 - 1/2 cups water ... .
  • Salt .
  • Tempering
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee ....
  • 1 Tsp Jeera ... .
  • 1 - 2 Chilly .... Dry Red
  • For Khichdi
  • You shall need :
  • 3/4 Cup Rice … [wash and soak for about 30 min]
  • 1/2 Cup Moong Dal Dhuli [wash and soak with rice]…
  • 1 - 1/2 cups water
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tsp Chilly Red Powder …
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 2 Tbsps Ghee
  • Salt
Course main course
Prep Time 60 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
portion
Ingredients
  • For Kadhi
  • 1 - 1/2 Cups Dahi Curd / ... .
  • 1 Tbsp Besan Gram flour / ... .
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger [ Finely grated ....
  • 1 Chilly ... . Green [ Finely chopped
  • 1 - 1/2 Tsps Jaggery ....
  • 2 - 1/2 cups water ... .
  • Salt .
  • Tempering
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee ....
  • 1 Tsp Jeera ... .
  • 1 - 2 Chilly .... Dry Red
  • For Khichdi
  • You shall need :
  • 3/4 Cup Rice … [wash and soak for about 30 min]
  • 1/2 Cup Moong Dal Dhuli [wash and soak with rice]…
  • 1 - 1/2 cups water
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tsp Chilly Red Powder …
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 2 Tbsps Ghee
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of curd, whisk together the besan/gram flour, ginger, green chilly, salt and jaggery uniformly.
  2. Add the water and mix with a balloon whisk.
  3. Pour the mix in a pan in which you wish to make the kadhi.
  4. Keep the flame on low, whisk for a few min else the curd shall separate.
  5. Once it becomes uniform, stop whisking and let it come to a boil.
  6. Lower the gas and let it simmer.
  7. Taste the kadhi, it should be Sour with a hint of sweetness and chilli.
  8. In another pan make the tempering.
  9. heat the ghee, add dry chilly and jeera.
  10. Pour it in the kadhi.
  11. Serve with Rice/Khichdi.
  12. For Khichdi-
  13. In a pressure cooker, add the ghee and cumin seeds. Let them splutter.
  14. add the turmeric, salt and Red chili powder.
  15. Add the dal and rice and water.
  16. Let it come to a gentle boil. Cover with lid and let 2 whistles resound.
  17. Reduce the gas to medium. Close the gas after the 3rd and final whistle.
  18. Serve with generous ghee and kadhi.
  19. Cheers.


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