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Mother in Laws Family Recipe for Kadhi

Updated on March 5, 2020
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I enjoy entertaining and hosting friends and family with mouthwatering dishes that create wonderful memories.

In our family known as Kadhi. This recipe is in loving memory of my mother-in-law's passion that continues to live on, and considered a comfort meal made with love.

Cook Time

Prep time: 12 hours
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 12 hours 30 min
Yields: Serves 4-6 people


Bara (Veda):

  • 2 cups pea dhal, clean and soak overnight
  • 2 green chilies
  • 2 red chilies
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 2 strips spring onion, chopped
  • 4 sprigs coriander, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon tumeric
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • oil for frying

Tomato Chutney:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaf
  • ½ teaspoon masala
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind, soak in 3 tablespoons boiled water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped

Veda instructions

  1. Finely grind pea dhal, with red and green chilies in food processor
  2. Pour out into a bowl, adding cumin seeds and salt,
  3. Add chopped spring onion and coriander, mix together
  4. Heat ¾ oil in a wok to moderate heat, the oil must be enough to cover each bara
  5. Taking a half size hand portion of batter
  6. Flatten to the size of a mini disc,
  7. Place one into the wok testing the heat, ensuring it does not sink to the bottom,
  8. Fry till golden browned and crisp on both sides

Chutney instructions

  1. Add 4 tablespoons oil
  2. Braise by adding onions, curry leaf, masala
  3. Allow a sizzle for 2 minutes
  4. Add tomatoes, salt and sugar
  5. Removing the pips from tamarind, add the juice to the chutney
  6. Leave to cook on low heat for 20 minutes until tomatoes have melted, creating a nice thick gravy
  7. Switch off the heat, add the fried veda to your chutney
  8. Sprinkle chopped coriander for garnish
  9. Ready to serve
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© 2020 Mitara N


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