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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Gujarati -Vaghareli Khicdi ( Spicy Khicdi with mixed vegetables ) n Kadhi Pakora

Gujarati -Vaghareli Khicdi ( Spicy Khicdi with mixed vegetables ) n  Kadhi Pakora 


  • Rice- 3/4 th cup ( i used sona masoori ) 
  • Thoor Dhal/Moong Dhal - 1/4 th cup (i used moong dhal ) 
  • French beans , chopped to 2 inch pieces-1/2 cup
  • Carrot - chopped to cubes- 1/2 cup 
  • Fresh green peas- 1/2 cup 
  • Potato- 1 small ( cubed )
  • Onion - 1 medium chopped 
  • Green chilles- 2 chopped 
  • Grated Ginger- 1/4 th tsp 
  • Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp 
  • Hing/Asafoetida- 2 pinch 
  • Cinnamon - 2 inch piece
  • Cloves- 4 
  • Bay leaf-1 
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 th tsp
  • Red chilly powder- 1 /2 or 1 tsp 
  • Water - 2 cups 
  • Ghee/3 tsp 
  • Salt to taste 


Method 
Wash both the rice n dhal ... 

In a pressure cooker , add ghee splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds , hing ..then add chopped onions n fry till transparent , add cloves, Cinnamon, bay leaf , grated ginger, green chillies n fry again for a while . add the vegetables along with rice n dhal n fry for a while ... add water , salt n the powders n cook for 2 or 3 whistle 



 Kadhi Pakora 

For  Pakoda 
  • Gram Flour/Besan -1/2 cup
  • Onion, finely chopped-1/2 cup 
  • Hing/Asafoetida - 2 pinch 
  • Red Chilly  Powder-1 tsp  
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to deep fry 
Method 

In a bowl , add besan, 
red chilly powder ,hing , chopped onions n salt . Add little water n prepare a very thick  batter of pakoda consistency.  

Heat oil in  a kadai n add a tsp full batter in it n deep fry  till done ... add 5 to 6 pakodas at a time ..remove it on a tissue paper . Keep aside .  


    For Kadhi

    • Curd -1 cup
    • Besan/Gram flour  - 4 tsp 
    • Turmeric Powder-1/4 th tsp
    • Salt to taste   

    Seasoning
    • Oil-1 tsp
    • Ginger - chopped fine - 1/2 tsp 
    • Green Chilly  - 2 chopped  
    • Curry leaves- 1 sprig 
    • Hing/Asafoetida  -a pinch      
    Garnishing

    • Coriander leaves chopped -2 tsp 
     Method

    whisk the curds n dilute it by adding 2 glass of water .

     In a vessel add diluted curd ,add the besan, turmeric powder n salt , stir well n   see to it that no lump of besan is formed . keep aside .

    In a kadai add oil, Green chilly chopped , ginger chopepd n fry for a while , add hing , curry leaves n fry for a minute ..  add the diluted  curd mixture n then boil on slow heat and stir continuously for 10 minutes or till besan is cooked well n the raw smell goes .  switch off and garnish with coriander leaves . 

    Add the fried pakodas n allow it to rest for 5 mts ...just before serving . 

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