Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Sindhi Kadi / vegetable curry

Sindhi kadi

Sindhi kadi with Rice

  A healthy and scrumptious vegetable curry made with gram flour/besan and of course a Sindhi delicacy hence the name, Sindhi kadi with rice is my idea of ultimate comfort food.

Yes comfort food for me, but my brother  would never agree to this as he  never eats veggies and every time mom made this for dinner would start complaining and cringing and say things like couldn’t you clean the fridge some other day (you will see why, a lot of  veggies  go in this dish).   If you are like him and hate veggies, I should warn you, that you still might like this dish ;) 

  In this country vegetables are always eaten as a side, something I cannot relate to as vegetables are eaten as a main in most Indian dishes and why not if you get all your carbs, protein sorted in one dish.  

With this dish, your 5 a day is sorted and the gram flour is rich in protein, I can’t think of anything tastier and healthier at the same time
So if you’re looking for a comforting, delicious and healthy vegetarian curry here’s what you will need….

Serves: 4

Ingredients:
Methi /Fenugreek seeds ½ tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Mustard seeds ½ tsp
Curry leaves 3-4
Besan- ½ cup
Oil- ½ cup
Tamarind pulp- 1tsp
Kokum- 3 to 4
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric- ½ tsp
Potatoes (diced) – 2  
Okra/ bhindi (tops and tails removed) -4
Cauliflower – 4 to 5 florets
Green Beans( tops and tails cut)- 5 to 6
Green pepper (diced) - 1
Carrot (diced) - 1
tomato ( diced)-1
Peas- 1 tbsp.


Method:
  1. In a pressure cooker or a sauce pan, heat half cup of oil, to it add fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves.
  2. Add the besan/ gram flour and sauté on medium to high heat till turns reddish brown.
  3. Add water (I added 500 ml, you could add more if you don’t like it thick) and the chilly powder, turmeric and salt to taste.
  4. Add the vegetables, tamarind paste and kokum, pressure cook only for one whistle(If you are not using a pressure cooker, just cook till the oil begins to separate , we don’t want the veggies to be over cooked). Turn of the heat move away from the stove and rest for ten minutes before removing the lid.
  5. Once you open the lid, check seasoning, and if you would like it dilute add some water and boil it. If you are not using a pressure cooker, just cook till the oil begins to separate.
  6. Serve with Rice .



Vegetable curry


I hope you enjoyed it, what is your favorite comfort food.
Sindhi kadi with Rice
Sindhi kadi with Rice!