Monday, January 31, 2011

Palak Kadhi

My son loves yogurt in any form.. fruit flavored or yogurt with rice/roti, and i want him to continue that way. But isn't repetition boring? To be honest, the reason i make food in smaller quantities is because i get bored of it the next day! My policy is 'No dish repetition during week days' ! Like Mom, like son! He wants new color, new texture and new looks everyday.. be it food or toys! Luckily he hasn't started to talk much yet. I wonder when he will ask for a new mom.. Sigh!!
So I had to come up with new yogurt recipes. That is when Aipi posted her delicious 'Palak kadhi.

Thankyou Aipi

2 cups       chopped spinach
2 cups       Yogurt 
1 1/2 cups water
2 tbsp        Besan
1 tbsp        Oil
2 pods       Garlic chopped
1 small      Onion
1/2 tsp      Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp      Red chilli powder
Asafoetida,Cumin, Mustard and Fenugreek seeds, salt taste

1. In a bowl mix water, yogurt and whisk to combine, add besan and mix till no lumps, set aside.
2. Heat oil in a non stick pan on medium heat, add the hing, cumin, mustard and fenugreek seeds, let them splutter. Add the broken whole red chilli and stir for 30 sec.
3. Add in the chopped garlic, onion and salt and turmeric, cook for 3-4 minutes or until the onion softens.
4. Add the red chilli powder and chopped spinach and cook for 2- 3 minutes.
5. Add the yogurt mixture and while stirring bring to a boil. Add water and cover. Lower the heat and cook for 10-12 minutes till the kadhi thickens to the desired consistency.

I served my son rice and kadhi and he loved it.  A healthy lunch with spinach and yogurt. After he was done with his hearty meal, I added the tampering.
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp Red chilli powdr
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
Heat the oil, add cumin, when it splutters add the red chilli powder and take off the flame.

Linking this to This goes out to Aipi's Bookmarked Recipes - Every Tuesday Event - 1st February 2011 (Volume 27)


  1. Love the kadhi :) and its so sweet to listen that ur kid loves it :)

  2. A beautiful and simple preparation, nice to know that ur child likes this,a healthy dish.

  3. looks delectable--i remembr drooling over aipi's recipe-- this has got me hungry now !! yummmmmmmm

  4. That's one lovely dish.... u have award waiting for u in my blog... please do collect it... u deserve a lot more.

  5. That looks SO yummy - I should not look at these yummy recipes before breakfast - Now I am getting SO hungry :)


    - Sheenz.

  7. lovely color and texture of the kadhi...u have a lovely blog...happy to follow u dear

  8. this looks so delicious..!!! yummy yumm!!

  9. Hi Rachu- Happy to hear this dish worked for you. Really glad to hear your kiddo likes it. It has come out very nice :)

    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

    US Masala

  10. Wonderful this kadai..very delicious!! Thx for stopping by kothiyavunu and for ur kind ur space too..hope to see u around!

  11. Love this....yummy

  12. Looks delicious and my fav too..:)

  13. love kadhi, your looks super yummy

  14. i don't like kadhi but Arvind does, i think i should surprise him with this dish someday;)


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