Dahi ki kadi belongs to the Deccani Kitchen. The flavor of the spices rightly blending with the sour taste of curd is totally inebriating. Dahi ki kadi is surely a dish for the gourmand. And more over it is a dish highly recommended during Indian summers. The curd in the dish helps us beat the heat while gaining energy.
Dahi ki kadi is pretty easy for preparation. It is a kind of porridge. All you need is curd, gram flour, onion and some spices used for seasoning and garnishing.
A half-kilo sweet or sour curd is taken and whipped thoroughly. There should be no curd lumps or clots whatsoever. To the whipped curd add 2 tablespoons of gram flour and mix it thoroughly. Add two glasses of water and put on medium flame on the stove. Keep stirring lest the gram flour should clot. To this mixture add salt and a pinch of red chilly powder. Some cooks do not add chilly powder. You can even add two medium sized red tomatoes and some curry leaves. Cut the tomatoes into small portions and add to the mixture. Keep stirring it until the aroma of the porridge mesmerizes you. Optimal time for cooking this mixture should be seven minutes. You can turn of the stove for sometime.
Grind two portions of dry coconut along with 3-4 green chillies and half teaspoon cumin seeds. You can even add coriander leaves to this for extra seasoning. Mix the paste to the curd and gram flour porridge. Let it cook for seven minutes. The aroma that spreads makes you feel irresistible.
Make gram flour dumplings with a half portion finely sliced onion. Fry these dumplings (pakodas) until they become deep golden brown in color. Add them (at least 10 dumplings) to the Dahi ki Kadi. In order to keep the dumplings soft you can as well dip them in cold water and add them instantly to the Kadi.
Take 2 tablespoons of refined oil in a frying pan. Once hot, add to this half teaspoon cumin seeds, peeled garlic cloves ( 5-6) and 5 red chillies. Garnish the Kadi with this and close the dish tightly with a lid. Lest the aroma should escape. You can now serve the very tasty Dahi ki Kadi with steaming hot rice and papad.
Benefits of Curd
You can prepare Dahi ki Kadi as many times as possible all through summer. Curd is said to have many benefits over the human digestive system. Curd relieves from constipation. It keeps acidity at bay and helps you get rid of the burning sensation in the chest. Dahi is good for people suffering from arthritis and osteoporosis. Curd helps cure vaginal infections. It’s good for teeth and bones for the high Calcium content.
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