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Gujrati Kadhi

Posted by Dipti Shah on March 19, 2009


* 1 cup Yogurt ( homemade or Pavel’s)
* 2 1/2 cups water
* 1 tbsp besan
* 3 green thai chiilies — slit into halves
* 1 inch ginger grated
* 4/6 curry leaves
* 1/2 tsp jeera
* 1/2 tsp rai
* 2 whole dry red chillies
* sugar to taste
* salt to taste
* 1 tbsp oil


1. In a kadhai mix yogurt & 2 cups of water. Mix well so that the liquid is homogeneous.
2. In a small bowl mix sieved besan & 1/2 cup of water. Make sure that the besan has completely dissolved & no lumps are left. Mix this besan paste/liquid with the yogurt liquid.
3. Put the kadhai to boil on slow/med-low flame or setting.
4. to this add curry leaves, slit green chillies, salt, sugar & grated ginger. Mix well.
5. On the other side, heat oil in a small small kadhai or vagharu.
6. When hot, remove from heat, add rai, jeera, hing, red chiilies & turmeric powder. Mix well put on heat again for 10 secs & pour this vaghar on top of the kadhi which is getting boiled.
7. Serve hot with hot rice, bhinda nu shaakh & fresh raw mango pickle.

Heat the kadhai mix on med-Low/ low flame lonely. Stir the mix frequently.


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Daal Fry

Posted by Dipti Shah on March 18, 2009


  • 1/2 cup Gram [Toor] daal
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 Tomato finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies Split in half
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
  • A pinch of Asafoetida [Hing]
  • A pinch of Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Few Coriander Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 5-6 Curry leaves


  • Cook the Gram Daal and water in a pan
  • Cooking in a pressure cooker is the easiest
  • After its cooked, mash it and add turmeric powder in it.
  • Heat oil in a pan and season it with Mustard seeds, Cumin Seeds, Curry leaves and Green Chillies.
  • Add the chopped onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Then add the tomatoes and Asafoetida to it.
  • Add Red Chilli powder and stir it well.
  • Now pour the cooked Gram Daal in it and add water if required.
  • Let it boil for 1 minute.
  • Garnish it with Coriander leaves before serving


    You can substitute gram daal with yellow moong dal or split masoor dall  or 1/2 masoor  & 1/2 moong dal .

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