Halwai May 24, 2019

Ingredients:

• 1/3 cup – mathki (soak for 2 hours in water)
• For kadhi:
• 1 stalk Curry leaves
• 2 green chillies, slit lengthwise
• 1 tsp – Coriander leaves freshly chopped
• 1 cup – slightly sour Curd
• 1 tbsp – gram flour
• 1/2 tbsp – Wheat flour
• 1 tsp – Red Chilli powder
• 1/4 tsp – Turmeric power
• salt to taste
• 3-4 pinches Asafoetida
• 1/2 tsp – each mustard & Cumin seeds
• 2 cups – water
• 2 tbsp – Ghee

Method:

  1. Add plenty of water and pressure cook mathki till very tender to touch. (Approx. 4 whistles should suffice).
  2. Cool cooker before opening lid.
  3. Drain, wash with running water, drain, keep aside.
  4. For Kadhi:
  5. Mix chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt in 1/2 cup water, keep aside.
  6. Beat the curd till smooth
  7. In 2 cups water add both flours and beat till no lumps are left.
  8. Add cooked mathki in the above mixture
  9. Heat ghee in large deep pan, add seeds and curry leaves and green chillies.
  10. Allow to splutter, add asafoetida, add masala paste.
  11. Simmer and stir till ghee floats on top.
  12. Remove a tbsp of this ghee layer in a cup, and keep aside.
  13. Add beaten curd mixture, stir continuously, till it boils.
  14. Add flour and water mixture and bring it to boil.
  15. Reduce flame, allow to simmer for 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  16. Taste and check for salt and sourness.
  17. If not sour at all, add a pinch of citric acid crystals, to taste.
  18. Pour into serving dish, garnish with chopped coriander and masala ghee kept aside.
  19. Serve hot with steamed hot rice, dry sabzi and papadams.

Recipe courtesy of Saroj Kering