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Food Make kadhi the Gujarati way



Fenugreek is a digestive aid. As it helps reduce the sugar level in the blood, it is used in the treatment of diabetes in conjunction with insulin. It also lowers blood pressure, reduces inflammation and fights infection. Fenugreek is a natural source of iron, silicon, sodium and thiamine.

Now, for a recipe.

Gujarati Kadhi

Ingredients

Yoghurt: 2 cups

Water: 5 cups

Gram flour: 2 tsp

Ginger-chilli paste (mix together 1 piece of ginger with 2 green chillies): 1 tsp

Curry leaves: a sprig

Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp

Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp

(Rye - Indian): 1/2 tsp

Fenugreek seeds: 1/4 tsp

Asafoetida: 1/4 tsp

Turmeric powder: 2 tsp

Salt and sugar to taste

Coriander leaves, chopped: 1 tbsp

Oil or ghee for tempering: 1 tbsp

Method: Beat together the yoghurt, gram flour and water to make a smooth gravy. To this mixture add the ginger-chilli paste. Heat oil in a pot, add fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When they start to boil, add the curry leaves and asafoetida. Pour this tempering over the yoghurt-gram flour curry (kadhi). Bring the kadhi to boil, stirring continuously. Add salt and sugar to taste. Boil the kadhi so that the gram flour in the kadhi is cooked. Garnish and serve with rice or chapatti.

PRADEEP PRASANNAN

Jr. Sous Chef Taj Connemara

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