November 21, 2015

Palak kadhi recipe - Spinach kadhi

Palak kadhi recipe - Kadhi is a popular signature dish of Gujarat which is usually served with khichdi, rice, and rotis. You can even have it as a soup. Gujarati traditional thali in restaurant is incomplete without kadhi. For the variation, fenugreek leaves (methi leaves) and spinach are used. I have already posted methi kadhi and Gujarati kadhi recipe. This is a healthy dish with all goodness of yogurt, besan and spinach. This is one of the easiest and simplest dishes that can be made in a jiffy. Even if you skip adding spinach if you don't have it, it will be a delicious simple kadhi that you can serve it with any Gujarati main course. While preparing kadhi, always add salt after boiling it to prevent the yogurt from breaking.

Palak kadhi in a serving bowl

Palak Kadhi-Spinach Kadhi

Prep time : 10 mins    
Cook time :  20 mins    
Total time : 30 mins
Recipe type : Main course
Cuisine : Gujarati  
Serves : 3 - 4
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup yogurt / curd
  • 1/2 cup gram flour / besan
  • 1/2 bunch spinach / palak
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder / haldi
  • Salt to taste

For the tempering
  • 1 tbsp oil or as required
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 3/4 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida powder / hing
  • 2 small green chillies, chopped
  • 7 - 8 curry leaves

Method
  1. Put the yogurt in a large bowl. Add the besan to it. 
  2. Add 3 cups of water. Mix well with a spoon to make a smooth paste. Avoid lumps. Add the turmeric powder.
  3. Add the chilli powder and mix well till it combines well with the paste.
  4. Wash and chop the spinach and chillies. Set aside. Heat oil in pan, add mustard seeds and saute until they splutter.Add cumin seeds, asafoetida, green chillies, curry leaves and saute.
  5. Add the chopped spinach and cook covered on low flame for 5 - 6 minutes or till the spinach become soft. 
  6. Open the lid, add above prepared besan yogurt paste to the cooked spinach and bring it to boil stirring continuously. Add more water if required. 
  7. Boil for another 2 - 3 minutes and remove the pan from the flame. Add salt and mix well. 
  8. Serve hot with rice, khichdi, roti, chapati, phulka. You can even have it as a soup.

    Palak kadhi recipe with step by step pictures

    1.  Put the yogurt in a large bowl. Add the besan to it.
    put yogurt and besan in a bowl

    2.  Add 3 cups of water. Mix well with a spoon to make a smooth paste. Avoid lumps. Add the turmeric powder.
    add water and turmeric powder

    3.  Add the chilli powder and mix well till it combines well with the besan yogurt paste.
    add chilli powder and mix

    4.  Wash and chop the spinach and chillies. Set aside. Heat oil in pan, add mustard seeds and saute until they splutter.Add cumin seeds, asafoetida, green chillies, curry leaves and saute.
    make tempering with mustard, cumin, hing, chillies, curry leaves

    5.  Add the chopped spinach and cook covered on low flame for 5 - 6 minutes or till the spinach become soft.
    add spinach and cook covered

    6.  Add above prepared besan yogurt paste and bring it to boil stirring continuously.  Add more water if required. Boil for another 2 - 3 minutes and remove the pan from the flame.
    add besan yogurt paste

    7.  Add salt and mix well. Serve hot with rice, khichdi, roti, chapati and phulka. You can even have it as a soup.
    bring it to boil and add salt

    palak kadhi is ready to serve

    Also check

    Gujarati kadhi 

    Moong dal khichdi

    Methi toor dal kadhi

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