Gujarati Kadhi and Khichdi

Ingredients for Kadhi –

  • 2 cups fresh curd
  • 5 tbsp besan (gram flour)
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 pinches of asafoetida powder
  • 5-7 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp ginger green chilli paste
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves for garnish

Method for Making Kadhi –

  1. Combine the curd and besan in a deep bowl and whisk well till smooth and there are no lumps
  2. Add 3 cups of water, mix well and set aside
  3. Heat ghee in a Kadhai
  4. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida powder and sauté for a few seconds
  6. Add the prepared curd mixture, curry leaves, salt, ginger green chilli paste and sugar
  7. Mix well and bring to boil for 2 minutes, stirring continuously
  8. Reduce the flame and simmer for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally
  9. Garnish the Kadhi with chopped coriander leaves and serve with Khichdi

Ingredients for Khichdi

  • 1 cup yellow moong dal
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp ghee

Method for Making Khichdi

  1. Wash and soak the dal and rice together for at least 30 minutes
  2. Drain and set aside
  3. Combine the dal and rice with turmeric powder, peppercorns, salt and 4.5 cups water in a pressure cooker and cook till 4 whistles
  4. Once the steam releases, open the cooker lid, add ghee and serve hot with Kadhi

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