Gujarathi Kadhi Pulav / Gujarathi style yogurt based curry and rice pulav

Even though I have known my husband for many years before our marriage, I was not aware that he loathed "kadhi khichdi". So much so that MIL warned me that we make one additional dish each time you feel like eating kadhi.

Kadhi at my place was sour spicy concoction of yogurt mildly spiced and served with steaming hot rice. At my inlaws it was a sweet white creamy curry served with mildly spiced mushy rice  khichdi. I enjoy it as much as my FIL who can eat it forever without complaining. But then I can imagine my husband's stand who probably wished to eat more contemporary food during his growing years but almost had to do with his father's choice of food  as it happens in most houses. I find a midpath to this problem eventually. Whenever we have them over, I make a more spicy pulav version to go with the sweet kadhi which husband can skip if he feels like. This combination works for all..
I planned to share this recipe as part of the BM combo themes as it is long overdue...

for Kadhi
2 cups yogurt
2 tbsp Chickpea flour/ besan
1 tspn green chilli paste
1 tspn ginger paste
2 tspn sugar
salt to taste
for tempering
1 tspn mustard seeds
a pinch of asafoetida
1/2 tspn fenugreek seeds
1) Mix all the kadhi ingredients in a large pan. Add water it required
2) Bring it to boil for 10 or 12 min.
3) In a small pan, heat some oil/ ghee
4) Add the mustard seeds
5) When it crackles add the asafoetida and fenugreek seeds
6) Pour this tempering on the kadhi.
7) Serve this steamed rice or pulav of your choice


Chitz said…
Haha.. That's so lovely !! A awesome looking combo !
Priya Suresh said…
Kadhi pulav looks fabulous, am drooling here.
Pavani said…
I'm not a big fan of sugar in kadhi, but to be honest it has been a while I tasted Gujarathi kadhi, may be I'll like it now!! Your combo looks yumm!
Srivalli said…
That's another interesting version of kdhi Pradnya...guess that does happen to us...we get to learn of new things even after many years..which I think is also good..:)
preeti garg said…
Yummy combo of rice and curry
Unknown said…
delicious combo!!! so flavorful and so tempting...
Gayathri Kumar said…
Looks like an interesting combination.never tried kadhi with kichdi...
Harini R said…
Good one..a different version.

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