Kadhi

• KADHI •
(Serves 4)
Ingredients:

2 tablespoons gram flour/besan
3 cups water
2 teaspoons oil
½ teaspoon cumin seeds/jeera
2 green chillies
2 inch piece ginger, ground to a paste
2 sprigs curry-patta
Salt
1 pinch turmeric/haldi powder (optional)
2/3 cup thick, creamy coconut milk (use more than ½ cup if not very creamy)
1 lime

Preparation:

  1. See how to make coconut milk.

  2. Prepare slurry of besan in 3 cups of water.

  3. Fry the jeera in 2 teaspoons oil. Upon spluttering, add slit green chillies,
    ginger paste, and curry-patta.

  4. To this seasoning, add the besan slurry and salt to taste. If yellow kudhi is desired,
    add a little haldi as well.

  5. Bring the liquid to a boil.

  6. Reduce heat, add coconut milk and simmer for a minute. (It is extremely important for
    the flame to be low and to heat the coconut milk for a short while or else it will split.)

  7. Remove from fire, add lime juice.


Serve hot with rice.