For the final thali in this series for BM #15, here is a weekend thali which happened because of an almost empty refrigerator!
This thali has Carrot Rice, Plain Tadka Dal, Beans Fry, Carrot Kadhi/Majjigapulusu, Tomato Chutney, Rice and fruits (Cantaloupe and Grapes) for dessert.
Usually Kadhi or Majjigapulusu, as we call it, is made with vegetables like Ash gourd, Pumpkin, Bottle Gourd, Chayote Squash, Okra/Bhendi etc. But a few years back, my sister's husband got us to taste a mixed vegetable Kadhi which we loved and since then it is a regular at home. Moreover it is bachelor friendly too !
Here is a recap of the thalis I posted for the past week..
Carrots sliced to 1 inch pieces 2 cups
Curds/Yogurt, beaten, 2-3 cups
Coconut fresh/frozen 2 Tbsp
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Green Chillies 2-3 (or as per taste)
Ginger 1/2 inch piece
Dhania Powder 1 tsp (or more if needed)
Besan / Senagapindi / Chickpea Flour 2-3 Tbsp
Salt as needed
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Jeera 1/2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Curry leaves few, Asafoetida a pinch)
Method Of Preparation -
In a heated sauce pan, add oil and the rest of the seasoning ingredients.
After the mustard seeds pop, add the sliced carrots and saute until tender. Add water if needed.
Make a paste of green chillies, coconut, turmeric, ginger and dhania(coriander) powder adding as much water as needed and set aside.
Whip the curds and the green chilli paste until mixed and add it to the boiling carrots.
In a small bowl, make a thin paste of chick pea flour/besan and water and set aside.
After the carrots - curd mixture comes to a rolling boil, reduce the flame and mix in the watery besan paste while briskly stirring to avoid lumps. Let the mixture simmer for a couple of minutes.
Sprinkle salt as needed and add more water to adjust the consistency. The kadhi thickens as it cools so keep that in mind when adding water.
The consistency is also a matter of preference. We prefer a thicker version whereas my mom prefers a thinner consistency.
Serve with plain tadka dal and rice.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#15.
Also sending it to Valli's Thali Mela.
Preparation Time 25 min