Gujarati Kadhi- A very popular slightly sweet ,sour and mildly spicy kadhi from the state of Gujarat.
Gujarati kadhi is a yogurt based thin curry. Usually most of the kadhi are made with yogurt and gram flour .But the ratio of both differs in each state so each kadhi taste different . In Gujarati kadhi good quantity of yogurt or buttermilk is used and gram flour is added in small quantity. This kadhi is quite thinner then the Punjabi style kadhi.
No pakoda or vegetables are added in this kadhi . It is like a tangy thin soup . The taste is slight sweet ,sour and spicy. The amount of sugar added in this kadhi depends on individual choice, Some prefer it sweeter and some just add a pinch of sugar.
The ingredients are very few and basic,are easily available in each and every Indian kitchen. Some people love to add radish slices and few potatoes in it. But usually it is made with out adding any vegetable.
How To Make Gujarati Kadhi
You need sour yogurt or buttermilk to make Gujarati kadhi. If you don’t have sour yogurt then you can add some kokum or lemon juice in it. Whisk the yogurt and gram flour well with a hand blender to remove any lumps. add water to dilute the mixture.
For making kadhi Prefer to use a slightly bigger and wide pan as it tend to boil and can spill over from a small pan.
Make tempering in a small pan. After making tempering add it in the yogurt and gram flour mixture ,add the seasoning. Cook kadhi for around 1/2 hour on medium to low heat.
Gujarati Kadhi is served with ?
Traditional Gujarti kadhi is served with khichdi, pulao,daal rice combo. It also taste great with any dry sabzi and roti. Khichdi-kadhi is a very popular Gujarati combo meal and can be served on all occasions.
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- 1.5 cup Sour curd check notes
- 5 tbsp Gram flour / Besan
- 1.5 tsp Ginger / Adrak grated
- 4 Green chili/hari mirch chopped
- 1/4 cup Fresh Coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya
- Pinch Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder optional
- 1 tsp Salt
- 4 tbsp Sugar *
- 2 tbsp Clarified Butter / Desi Ghee
- 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
- 1/2 tsp Fenugreek Seeds / Methidana
- 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds / Rai *
- 2 Cloves / Lavang
- 1/2 inch Cinnamon /daalchini
- 4 Green Cardamom / Hari Elaichi
- 1/3 tsp Asafoetida / Hing powder
- 4 Dried Red Chilli, Whole
- 12 Curry Leaves
- 8 kokum pieces
- Take sour curd ,gram flour and 1/2 cup water in a bowl and mix well with a whisk or hand blender to remove any lumps .add about 750 ml water in it and mix well. Now the mixture is ready to make kadhi.
- If using butter milk then less water should be used to make batter.
- In a broad and deep cooking pan heat ghee and add all the tempering ingredients -Cumin seeds, Fenugreek Seeds and mustard seeds, and let it crackle on low flame.
- when seeds start crackling add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, asafoetida, slit green chilies and whole red chilies ,sauté and now pour the prepared buttermilk mixture in the pan.
- Add salt ,sugar, chopped ginger , kokum and curry leaves in the kadhi and simmer it for 15-20 minutes. keep stirring and let it boil on medium heat. can add some more water if needed.
- Add chopped green coriander and 1.5 t.s lemon juice and serve hot.
- Serving suggestions- Serve with khichdi,pulao,daal rice or roti.
- Buttermilk- Take 1.5 cup sour curd and add 800 ml water (approx 3 cups)to make buttermilk.
- if curd is not sour then add 1 t.s extra lemon juice in kadi.
- Traditionally turmeric is not added in this curry, but you can add if you wish.
- You can adjust the quantity of sugar according to your preference - you can add 1.5 tsp to 3 tbsp sugar as per your taste.
- If the buttermilk or yogurt is not sour enough then add few kokum pieces while boiling the kadhi or add lemon juice before serving.