Monday, October 28, 2013

DAL VADA KADHI ( LENTIL FRITTERS IN YOGURT GRAVY )


This month I have been paired with Shazia of  Cutchi Kitchen  in the Potluck Party Cyber Style hosted by Jagruti.. The kadhi is very simple to make and so delicious. We loved it and it is going to be a regular feature in our house. I recommend you all to try it out.

Ingredients:
Chana dal ... 1/2 cup
Toor dal ..... 1/2 cup
Dry red chillies .. 1-2
Fennel seeds / saunf ... 1 tsp
Coriander seeds ...... 1 tsp
Onion ............. 1 small
Garlic ............ 3-4 cloves (optional)
Ginger .......... 1 small piece
Asafoetida ... a pinch
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp
Baking powder ... 1/8 tsp
Salt .... to taste
Sugar ... little (optional)
Yogurt ...... 1 cup
Besan / gram flour .. 2 tbsps
Oil .. to fry and for tempering.


Tempering ingredients:
Mustard seeds .... 1 tsp
Cumin seeds ....... 1 tsp
Dry red chillies ... 2 - 3
Curry leaves ..... few
Asafoetida ..... a pinch
Red chilli powder .. a pinch ( for colour)
Oil ... 1-2 tbsps


Method:
1. Soak dals for 2-3 hours. You can soak the dry red chillies with them too.
2. Grind them coarsely without adding water. Add the fennel seeds and coriander seeds while grinding.
3. Mix turmeric powder, salt and baking powder.
4. Make lemon sized balls and flatten them a bit. Deep fry these and set them aside.
5. In a pan mix the yogurt and the besan. Blend together adding sufficient water. ( 2-3 cups)
6. Bring the kadhi to a boil and simmer it. Add salt and turmeric powder and a little sugar if you like.
7. When the kadhi is thicker, tip in the dal fritters and simmer for about 4-5 minutes.
8. Heat a little oil and add the tempering ingredients except red chilli powder. When they crackle, remove from the gas and let it cool a little. Now add the chilli powder and temper the kadhi just before serving.


Linking to Potluck Party Event @ Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey

22 comments:

  1. looks wholesome and delicious.

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  2. heard this name number times.but never get a chance to try..yummy n tempting cliks..

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  3. I love this , one of my favourite dishes.

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  4. This Kadhi looks absolutely comforting, a fingerlicking dish definitely.

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  5. This looks and sounds delicious, I love the addition of the vadas.

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  6. Oh this Kadhi looks so delicious, it has been years since I have tried one x

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