July 1, 2008

Palak Kadhi

I always say that "Necessity is the mother of invention". I was going through some cookbooks to see what to make for dinner and came across a recipe for palak kofta kadhi. I didn't want to deep fry anything. I had a lot of curd and a lot of spinach, but was feeling terribly lazy. Instead of making koftas, I decided to add the spinach directly to the kadhi. I loved the end result.

1 cup Spinach, boiled and chopped

For the Kadhi:

1 1/4 cups Curd/Yogurt
3 tbsp Gram Flour
2/3 cup Water
1 tsp Ginger Paste
1 tsp Garlic Paste
1 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Cumin Powder

To make the kadhi, whisk the curds with the gram flour and water. Add all the spices and salt and mix well. Bring this mixture to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Add the cooked spinach to this and boil for another 5 minutes. Serve hot with rice.

This is a great way to use up any leftover curd and the entire dish comes together in just a few minutes. I cook the spinach in the microwave and it is cooked by the time the kadhi comes to a boil. This recipe is a lifesaver on busy weeknights and is off to Siri for her Frozen Yogurt event.


Anonymous said...

if i could...i would ask the fairy god mother to make K a kadhi lover!! i love kadhi and when i make it....i have to eat all of it myself!! bah!! yours looks fab....would have been better with palak pakodi no?? ;)...........(running for cover!!)

Arundathi said...

I love kadhi too... and thanks for not deep frying! :-)

Asha said...

Excellent! Nutritious and delicious. I prefer without Pakodis too, lot better just with Spinach!:)

Sujatha said...

I love kadis.. Spinach Kadi is something very new to me! Looks delicious, Raaga.. I just posted a Kadi recipe yesterday in my blog..

Divya Kudua said...

kadhi looks delicious..nice way to gobble up palak;-)

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bha said...

It did save on a lot of harwork and calories.
Love kadhi in any form...this one is a nice variation

Tee said...

I love Palak Kadhi...we make this almost every alternate week :)

Sunshinemom said...

I use to make kadhi so often till this month:( Beautiful:)

Anonymous said...

Palak kadhi looks yummy Raaga! innovative! We make palak majjiga pulusu which is similar - u'res is a nice variation!

Bhawana said...

nice one. me too thinking fro a long time to make this. will try this.

Swati Raman Garg said...

wow i love kadhi i love palak.... first bhgs ka dal palak n now this... done am kaving palak today

Shilpa said...

I am going to try this. Very nice idea.