Sunday, June 19, 2011

Moong Dal Ki Pakodi aur Kadhi - मूंग दाल की पकोड़ी और कढ़ी (Moong Bean Dumplings in Moong Bean and Yogurt Gravy)

Hello Friends,

Another Blogging Marathon week. It is BM # 6 and I am doing Regional Specials again and will be posting 7 days of Rajasthani Delicacies. Today is Day 4 and here is my Rajasthani Special for the same.

Today, I present to my readers a wonderful, rich and creamy kadhi made out of yellow moong dal. The kadhi mix has moong dal in it and so does the pakodis. So, I don't have to say, it is healthy and yummy both. I have used this recipe from Nisha Madhulika's blog, which is a wonderful blog of collection of recipes both in Hindi and English.

Moong Dal Ki Pakodi aur Kadhi - मूंग दाल की पकोड़ी और कढ़ी (Moong Bean Dumplings in Moong Bean and Yogurt Gravy)
Ingredients
Moong Dal (Yellow Moong Bean) - 1.5 cups
Yogurt - 2 cups
Water - 3 cups
Turmeric Powder - 2 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 2 tsp, you can also use chopped green chilies here
Cumin Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
Amchur (Dry Mango Powder) - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Heeng (Asafoetida) - 1 pinch
Methi (Fenugreek) Seeds - 1 tsp
Cilantro - 1 cup, finely chopped
Kasoori Methi (Dry Fenugreek Leaves) - 1 tbsp
Salt - per taste
Ghee - 1 tsbp
Oil - for deep frying
Preparation
  • Soak moong dal in water for about 2-3 hours and then grind to coarse paste with no water.
  • Take about 1 cup of the ground paste and mix it with yogurt (till smooth) and water and keep aside.
  • Mix finely chopped cilantro along with red chili (1 tsp), cumin (1 tsp), cilantro (1 tsp) and salt (per taste) to the rest of the moong dal paste.
  • Deep fry this mixed batter made above (not the yogurt mix) into small lemon sized balls in hot oil an drain on a paper towel.
  • Meanwhile, take a heavy bottomed pan and add ghee to it.
  • Once ghee is hot, add heeng, cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds to it.
  • As they start spluttering, add the remaining spice powders to the oil itself (turmeric, red chili, cumin, coriander and amchur).
  • Fry for about 15 seconds and pour in the yogurt mix to it.
  • Boil this mixture while stirring frequently.
  • Once it starts boiling, mix in salt, kasoori methi and fried pakodas (fritters) to it and let it boil in medium heat for about 10-15 minutes. Add water if it becomes too thick.
  • You will know it is done, when you will see the richness of it and nice aroma comes from it.
  • The ingredients mentioned above will make enough kadhi for a family of 4-5 adults. So, adjust your quantity accordingly.
Serving
Serve it with hot rice or roti/paratha for a wonderful comfort meal.

That's all for now. Do check out what other BM bloggers are doing.

46 comments:

Srivalli said...

What a lovely colour!..I am sure it must be so yummy..

harini-jaya said...

good one.

Chaitanya said...

very yummy ... perfect with rice or roti
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Anu Nandu said...

Simple and so attractive looking and healthy too Priya! Nice post!

Usha said...

Yummilicious! Love the color of the kadhi.

divya said...

Seriously am drooling over that delicious curry,simply mouthwatering here..

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

wow looks so inviting and wonderful !!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

This kadi preparation sounds so yummy and different from the regular ones. Thick and delicious looking kadi

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Vardhini said...

The dumplings look yummy .. new to me.

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Raji said...

This a wow recipe Priya..very different from the usual kadhi we make..can't wait to try this.

Aarthi said...

yummy gravy..lovely colour

Archana Vivek said...

So tempting. Wow nice one.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Lovely authentic dish. Looks simply superb.

Jayashree said...

The curry looks very rich and creamy.

Deeksha said...

Kadhi with moong dal pakodi sounds delicious...

Mom Chef said...

ooh ! love that colour :)

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vaishali sabnani said...

Priya this is a very good variation to the curry we make..like the idea of moong daal..a must try:)

Kalpana Sareesh said...

its absolutely comfort food for me i love this kadhi..

Priya said...

Omg, give me that bowl, i'll finish it in no time, irresistible kadhi..

sonu said...

wow ,kasthuri methi and amchur pwd in kadhi sounds really interesting and innovative..gud recipe priya..can surely give it a try ..looks so mouthwatering !

Prathibha said...

Nice variation for pakoras in kadi..looks yumm

Treat and Trick said...

Looks so creamy and delicious! Love the spices you've used...

Hari Chandana said...

classic and delicious recipe.. looks perfect !!
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kaveri said...

Love Pakodi Kadhi...This is lovely recipe...Looks Delicious

Priti said...

Yum ...just need so steaming rice to relish this

Mélange said...

Wow..totally new here..Looks colourful and tempting..

Joanne said...

It's rare to find something that's both healthy AND creamy! This looks so good!

Cooking Foodie said...

The Kadhi is making me drool... yummm

Suja said...

New recipe to me,creamy and rich gravy..nice one dear

SinFoodie said...

This is a totally new recipe for me. The only kadhi i have had is of besan. This looks and sounds yumm.

swapna said...

Delicious curry.....

aipi said...

What a wonderful color ~ speaks for itself!
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Rinku Naveen said...

Looks delicious! Looking forward to more of these regional recipes..

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Junia said...

what a great recipe! love the idea of yogurt gravy especially :D

Krithi's Kitchen said...

So creamy and rich.. tasty and delicious..

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Sayantani said...

thanks Priya, that was super quick. love this kadhi recipe too but with mung dal is new to me. love the creamy kadhi.

Sobha Shyam said...

Looks very delicious..very creamy..

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Suma Gandlur said...

Very interesting one Priya. Love that color.

Namitha said...

It looks wonderful !

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Lovely side dish recipes... Looks so good. YUM! Love to dunk in some hot rotis right away.... YUM!

Lyndsey said...

It looks very delicious, I wish I could taste your food!

Degchi said...

This a different version of kadhi for me. Looks so tempting.

Sin-A-Mon (Monika) said...

looks inviting I like kadhi in all forms

mykitchentrials said...

Anything with yogurt has a cooling / soothing touch to it. Kadhi looks really wonderful.

deva said...

delicious!

Jayanta Ghosh said...

I came across your blog while looking for some moong dal recipes and liked a lot. How amazing! I will keep an eye on your post.
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