March 4, 2010

Bhinda Ni Kadhi

I have never been to Gujarat, But I think, it must be a Food Paradise. I love love Gujju Food The Dhoklas, Khakhras, Theplas, Handvo, Khandvi ... I just can't get enough of them. I had quite a few gujju friends in Mumbai, & as a South Indian, I was quite amazed to see the amount of farsans each Gujju household stocked.

Bhinda Ni Kadhi

I often did lunch at a Gujju friend's house, & her mom made this yummy kadhi with okra. Many years later, I had this sudden urge to eat Bhindi /Okra kadhi. This was my lunch yesterday.

You Will Need:

  • 200g Okra/Bhindi - cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp chickpea flour/Besan
  • 2 cups yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 stick Dalchini/cinnamon
  • 2 cloves/Laung
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • A generous pinch of Hing
  • A few curry leaves
  • 3-4 broken red chillies
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil

Method:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together chickpea flour & yogurt such that no lumps are formed
  • Meanwhile. in a skillet heat some oil & fry okra until it gets soft & set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add some more oil, splutter mustard & cumin seeds, add hing, cinnamon sticks, cloves, grated ginger, curry leaves & red chillies.
  • To this, add the chickpea flour-yogurt mixture & about 2 cups of water & mix well
  • Add turmeric, sugar & salt. Stir continuously & bring it to a boil
  • Add some more water if the mixture is too thick
  • Add cooked okra & simmer for about 15 minutes

Serve HOT with Khichdi or plain steamed Rice. Enjoi !!!

NOTE: The apparent difference between & Punjabi Kadhi & its Gujarati counterpart is the addition of Pakodis. Also, Gujarati kadhi is on the runnier side & is slightly sweeter in taste because of sugar, You can add more sugar of you wish, I just struck to adding a couple of tsps as we aren't that fond of sweets.

We ate this with Rice, But it tastes best when teamed with arhar dal ki Khichdi. Remember to serve this with a Dollop of Ghee !!

70 comments:

Jagruti said...

Hi
First time here..whaen I saw Bhinda ni Kadhi..being gujarati I love this kadhi..looks tempting and tasty!!

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Priya said...

Wow this bhinda ni kadhi looks tempting and beautiful...delicious dish!

Asha said...

Love that Kadhai style dish you served the Kadhi. Okra Kadhi looks mouthwatering!:)

Suparna said...

hi Deesha,
I completely agree with u on the Gujarathis' food world :)
Their eats are endless and each dish is beyond delicious!
Bhindi kadhi looks beautiful and I can vouch for the wonderful taste it carries :)
Happy cooking
TC

Sanjana said...

Bhinda and kadhi are a classic combination. Your kadhi looks amazing! I'm so happy to hear that you like Gujarati food :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so yum...
a classic for sure...

Shama Nagarajan said...

awesome recipe..you are tempting me with ur picture

Sharmilee! :) said...

wow this sounds interestng a bit like morkolambu bit adding besan flour is new...sure to try!! Looks creamy and tempting deesha!!

Laavanya said...

Bhindi kadhi looks absolutely mouthwatering... tempting picture.

Tina said...

Superb and beautiful click dear...Really tempting and delicious...

Happy Cook said...

This is one Gujurathi dish i make too , when i ave vegetarian guests. I love this.
Yours look so so yumm and i love that pot.

Bergamot said...

looks simply yummy...i love kadhi and bhindi in kadhi sounds great

fearless Kitchen said...

This looks delicious. I adore okra and I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it.

Parita said...

I love this! That pic is gorgeous, i m drooling over it!

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow, bhindi ni kadhai looks so delicious and yummy..mouthwatering..

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Anu said...

my fav.. looks yummy and delicious..

Shri said...

I agree with you Deesha.Gujarathi food is just incredible.Lovely Bhindi!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I love Kadhi, the flavor and aroma is simply delectable... Inviting pic, bhindi in Kadhi will make it more flavorful!!!

ARUNA said...

Looks tempting n exciting dish!

Sonia said...

That punch line from 3 Idiots..."Dhoklas, Khakhras, Theplas, Handvah, Muthia..." hehehe...:D

You reminded me my mom's kadhi. You have presented everything very nicely. I can see that red 'Bhandhani' material here. :) I am so glad you love the Gujarati food. Kadhi looks so beautiful. Thanks for reminder. :)

Cham said...

Gosh u make me drool Deesha! This one looks excellent!

Smitha said...

Love Gujju food...Kadhi looks fab!

LG said...

hesarukaalu(broken)mathe rice khicdi madthare idara jote..eradu mast combination.

Soma Pradhan said...

Lovely Bhindi kadhi....

Sush said...

I loved your kadai in which you have presented the bhinda ni kadhi. Very true about gujarathi food. I had a Gujarathi friend who used to share their food with me. Their food is truely yummo...

Usha said...

Kadhi looks yum ! I make mine similarly minus the okra :-)

jeyashrisuresh said...

looks so nice. i too love gujarathi dihes

Nags said...

the pic is really nice, spells out home to me, although i am not even gujju :)

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks really yummy...i use okra in morkozhumbu..never imagined it could be used in kadi too...

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Hi Deesha, tks for dropping by my blog ya! ;)

U've got such a great collection of vege platters here! Glad to meet U!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Looks very tempting..will give a try soon:)

Pari said...

Hi Deesha, I love the Bhindi kadhi. The cinnamon and cloves must have added the fragrance to it.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks and sounds great and great click too!

Gulmohar said...

looks too good..You have made a simple kadhi looks so tempting..great job Deesha :-)

Ramya Manja said...

Absolute Delight..Yummy and spicy,Okra blends well with any masala,urs looks real tempting...

Babli said...

Bhindi is all time favourite dish for me. Looks delicious and tempting.

Nithu Bala said...

Delicious Kadhi Dear..nice picture..

Red Chillies said...

Nice picture. I love Gujarathi food too, unfortunately we do not have any restaurant here. Kadi looks good.

Food Fanatic said...

interesting! i never heard of this. i've been looking for gujju recipes for my better half but never came across this. thanks!

hayatcemresi said...

hello,your foods very beautiful,
I'm from Türkiye

PriyaRaj said...

this is new to me....very nicely presented..

Reshmi said...

hey..u have a nice blog...with fabulous dishes....love to be a memeber of ur blog family...nice kadhi...

meeso said...

Looks and sounds delicious, yum!

Malar Gandhi said...

Whoo, looks just out of this world, lovely bhindi kadhi...very refreshing curry:)

Swathi said...

Deesha,

Bhindi ka kadhi looks really yummy

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks awesome. i love gujju food too. will try this one.

Padhu said...

Sounds interesting!

shriya said...

Very nice recipe. In south india we make something like this called "Mor kuzhambhu" but without besan. Pic is very nice.

Rachana Kothari said...

I love this kadhi and a very lovely click!!!!

aquadaze said...

my aunt is a gujju and yes that is one of the best cuisines 've had.
Love this kadhi, can sit and slurp it by the bowl!

Sashi said...

Beautiful click deesha !! it turned out to be delicious !!

Suma Gandlur said...

Fabulous.

Meena said...

I love gujju food too...kadhi looks awesome plus it has bhindi in it...a fave in our family!

Loved your space...will be back to check out more!

simply.food said...

wow kadhi looks delicious and nice click too.My 1st visit here.You have agreat collection of recipes.Do drop by simply.food sometime.

shahana said...

though I heard abt it alot,never tried at home.Im bookmarking this recipe

Shabs.. said...

that kadhi looks so beautiful...is kadhi same as curry?or is it different?

BDSN said...

Out of all the gujarathi items you mentioned I have tasted all except farsans and handvo..What are they?

BTW your pic looks stunning..even ur redchillies look edible!!!

BDSN said...

Out of all the gujarathi items you mentioned I have tasted all except farsans and handvo..What are they?

BTW your pic looks stunning..even ur redchillies look edible!!!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Lovely recipe...nice pic.

Madhavi said...

Oh ye I love this kadhi, looks just delicious!!

Shankar said...

Nice dish..i guess i think you need to cover each state every month...

Aruna Manikandan said...

One of my favorite !!!!

Kadhi looks delicious:-)

Curry Leaf said...

I have just got the recipe from a cookbook.Looks excellent

Ambika said...

Awesome!! I love bhindi in anything...but it is just lovely win kadhi, we make a similar Mor Kozhambu down in the south..

meeso said...

Mmmmm, that does look delicious!

jayasree said...

kadhi looks creamy and delicious. Beautiful presentation

Jayasri said...

Kadhi looks mouth watering!!, I would omit sugar too!!, I must try this version!

Daisy Blue said...

I have never tasted any Gujarati food other than Dhokla...this one looks amazing..something sort of mor kulambu from South...

notyet100 said...

even i luv gujju food this one looks yum...

Pavithra said...

Bhindi kadhi looks too good and i love it too.

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