Saturday, June 15, 2013

Gujarati Dapka Kadhi~~IC Challenge

For some personnal reason, i couldnt able to participate in our last month's Indian cooking Challenge, but this time i dont want to miss this and today's post is my 39th post for Indian cooking challenge.Do you know what is the main motto of this challenge??, this challenge is a monthly challenge where the members of this group cooks different dishes from different regions of India.Been born and brought up in South India, its truly an immense chance for me to try and taste the foods cooked in other parts of India. Today's post is from Gujarat region and this recipe is called as Dapka Kadhi, gujaratis makes different kadhis and its quite a staple food for them. Kadhis sounds almost like the younger sister of our South Indian Mor Kuzhambu which is basically prepared with sour curd and a spice paste. But Kadhi is quite easier and simple to prepare when compared to our mor kuzhambu.

Srivalli challenged this dapka kadhi for this month's Indian Cooking Challenge and this dish is suggested by Vaishali.Thanks to both, seriously i loved this fingerlicking nutritious kadhi and relished it with a bowl of rice. With simple ingredients and quick cooking process, this kadhi makes a wonderful pair even with rotis.If you are planning to make kadhis, i'll definitely suggest you to give a try to this quick dapka kadhi.I followed the original as per letter but i couldnt resist to add some turmeric powder, coz for me kadhis looks mild yellow in colour.Sending to  Rafeeda's Mission Explore Foods: Lentils event by Sheelu and Pallavi.

Recipe Source: Tarla Dalal
For Dapkas:
1cup Yellow moongdal
1tbsp Oil
1tsp Ginger-green chilly paste
1/2tsp Sugar
A pinch Baking soda

For Kadhi:
2cups Curd
3tbsp Gram flour
1tsp Ginger-chilly paste
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
Few curry leaves
1tbsp Sugar
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Cumin seeds
2nos Dry red chillies
Few coriander leaves (chopped)
Ghee for tempering

Soak the yellow moongdal in water for 2hours.

Drain the water completely and grind it as smooth paste, transfer the paste to a bowl and add the ginger-chilly paste,sugar,baking soda,salt,oil and mix well.

Combine the curd,gram flour and add 2cup of water,whisk well to avoid the lumps.

Add the ginger-chilly paste,turmeric powder,sugar and salt,mix well and cook in medium flame.

Once the mixture starts boiling, make small balls from the moongdal aka dapka batter and drop them gently to the boiling kadhi.

Cook in simmer until the dapkas starts floating on the top.

Heat the ghee for tempering, let splutters the mustard seeds,add the cumin seeds, dry red chillies,curry leaves and fry until they turns brown.

Add this tempering immediately to the dapka kadhi, finally add the chopped coriander leaves and put off the stove.

Serve hot with rice,rotis.

While adding the dapkas, first add one dapka to check whether the batter consistency is correct, if the dapka doesnt float the batter is too thin.

Add some gramfloour to the dapka batter and try again.

Else you can make small balls from dapka batter and cook them in microwave oven for few seconds and then add it to the kadhi.


Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

That picture looks perfect with the coriander leaves Priya..and I am surprised that I didn't notice the 39th dish..:)..will have to check how many we have done in ICC in total..that surely calls for a celebration..

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, the Dapka Kadhi looks awesome and mouthwatering, I have not tried with moong dal, thanks for sharing....

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so yummm...

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

healthy kadai.. Looks so yummy too

Sangeetha M said... Reply To This Comment

I love Kadhi and this with moongdal dumpling sounds too good n delicious...the color n ur presentation looks inviting...nice!

Laxmi said... Reply To This Comment

it looks great.. havent tried kadhi recipes... think i shd give a try..:)

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

delicious lookind dapka kadhi and my fav :)

Chitra Amma's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely colour. Looks delicious.

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yum.

Nithya Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Mouthwatering recipe..A new recipe to me..Thanks for sharing akka..

Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

Looks really yummy :) Yes, for me too kadhi means it should be yellow in colour !!

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious kadhi, yougurt & proteins, this is my favorite. We make it slightly differently and call it by a different name ofcourse :-)

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

quel joli plat bien délicieux
bonne soirée

suhaina aji said... Reply To This Comment

wow..looks yumm..I love the tempting and beautiful clicks

Dhanish K said... Reply To This Comment

Mouthwatering Kadhi, Picture looks perfect. Very inviting Dish Priya.

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so delicious!

Preeti Garg said... Reply To This Comment

Wow... Look delicious... mouthwatering

Priya Srinivasan said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious Priya!! I m yet to make it!!! i love that initials of yours PVR, so stylish!!!

Laxmi said... Reply To This Comment

i've an award for u at my place.. pls do collect it.. :)

Corporate to Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

I have slowly started liking Gujju food. I love your Khadi & will try this soon.

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

looks so grogeous..

Vidya Chandrahas said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and healthy the add of turmeric powder.

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Light kadhi.. looks so inviting !

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Nice presentation Priya I enjoyed this kadi with rice yummm...