Thursday, July 19, 2012

Palak Kadhi (Spinach cooked in yogurt gravy)

Dear all,

I am back with another of my favorite dishes but this time with a healthy twist!


Palak Kadhi

Kadhi has been my favorite since childhood. The satisfaction of having sizzling hot kadhi with khichdi with papad and some spicy pickle is simply out of this world! Its a must to make kadhi atleast once a week in my house. The sour flavor of curd with gramflour and spices really perks up the mood. I love to sip it just as it is like a soup and satisfaction which I get is seriously beyond words. Its my comfort food!

It hardly takes 10 mins to prepare kadhi so whenever I am in hurry this is always on my mind. There are various versions of Gujarati Kadhi but I prepare it in my mom style. For me she is the best cook and no matter what I cannot get the same flavors as her hand. Love you mom!

Palak Kadhi

I am not overly fond of green leafy vegetables and hence always on a look out of new ways to incorporate them in my diet. What better way then add these to my favorite kadhi! I have cooked Palak Dal and really liked it so I was fairly confident kadhi and palak would go well and boy they did! This is a whole meal in itself and I love to have it as a soup! Its healthy and delicious and hardly takes any time to prepare. so lets get started with the recipe

Palak Kadhi
Ingredients:-
1 cup curd (yogurt) preferably sour
2 cups of water
2 cups of spinach leaves cleaned and finely chopped
2 tbsp gram flour (besan)
2 green chilies slit in half
Salt to taste
1 tbsp jaggery
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander leaves


For Tempering:-
2 tbsp ghee or clarified butter
1 tsp jeera (which I forgot to add :( )
a generous pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 cinnamon stick
2 cloves
1 dry red chili

Procedure:-
  • Beat besan, water and curd together well until there are no lumps, add in salt and beat once again and keep it aside
  • In a pan heat ghee, add in jeera, cinnamon, cloves, red chili and hing.
  • Now add in finely chopped spinach leaves, cover and cook for 4 to 5 mins.
  • Once spinach is cooked, add in curd and besan mixture, green chilies and jaggery
  • Cook in slow gas for 4 to 5 mins until it comes to a boil.
  • Turn off the gas , sprinkle some fresh coriander leaves as garnish and serve hot with khichdi


Palak Kadhi

Hope you all liked the recipe and do give it a try and let me know if you have any questions or doubts.
Until next time take care and stay healthy!


34 comments:

  1. being a bong I hardly get to eat kadhi.........but I like it for it tastes so different unlike our cuisine.....shall try it !

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  2. Wow Kadhi in 10 mins ..superb and like the twist of adding palak in it..

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  3. thats a neat idea ! will try it next time i make kadhi

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  4. A very mew recipe to me! looks yummm :)

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  5. Kadhi is punjabi's all time favorite dish :-)
    loved it with a twist !!! will try this soon :-)
    shrutirasoi

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  6. Nice recipe. Looks wonderful and delicious.

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  7. wow.. kadhi is my fav too... i like both the north & south indian versions of it :)

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  8. its been so long since i visited ur web page...
    kadi n palak interesting combo pari

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  9. You should try Sindhi kadhi sometime. Although it doesn't contain spinach, it does contain a lot of other veggies.

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  10. Hi Parita,

    Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    It makes me remember the Hanuman temple in Nagpur. The Kadi was distributed along with the food on occasion of the Hanuman Jayanti. Amma used to push me to go to the temple and have the food. She says the food is sacred and I should have it to get the "blessings of Lord Hanuman".

    Besides the regular dialogue she was more focused on the aspect that we have given a good donation to the temple and thus we should be a part of the buffet.

    These are memories of the past and it has been almost 8 years since I have tasted it. I shall try this at home. Let's see if I get the same taste through your recipe.

    My apologies for not visiting your blog for a long time. It is a hard time for me to start pushing apologies to my blogging friends.

    I am doing it since the morning. Have been pasting this message to all the blogs and the friends I missed during these months.

    Spider man says, "with great power comes great responsibility". I was busy with some business activities to which I am engaged and thus could not find time for my blogging.

    I have made my day manageable to equip my blogging freedom besides my regular work.

    I am sure to try new recipes by you from today.

    wishing you a great day ahead!

    Abhi

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  15. Looks delicicousssssss :D :D :D :D :D

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    Thanks for sharing...

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  19. kadhi is my favorite..will try out this one :)

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  21. Simple n delicious kadi..looks very inviting..

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  22. Hi Parita,

    happy New Year to you and your family. Hope you are doing good! I am not a huge fan of any form of kadhi except "Mor Kuzhambu" which s a very traditional palakkad version of the kadhi with loads of coconut thrown in! Still I am told its very healthy as it provides all that one needs in one go! Great clicks as usual!

    Shobha

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  23. Very interesting and delicious recipe...would like to try this, thanks for sharing!

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  27. Hmmm... It is so alluring.. you do have a great taste when it comes to these kinds of recipes

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  28. That's a superb cooling dish for summer :) Thanks for sharing

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  29. You blog is lovely dear! Happy cooking :)

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