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Maharastrian Kadhi Gole


Kadhi is a common and popular North Indian dish. It is a thick gravy made of yogurt and chickpea flour(besan), tempered with spices. It is very easy and quick to make with minimal ingredients. Kadhi is usually served with rice and roti. In some regions it is served with khichdi too. Each state have their own version of kadhi. Kadhi gole is slightly different from the normal kadhi.

In this Maharastrian special kadhi, chana dal(split bengal gram) balls are added and cooked in the kadhi itself. Prerana of CurryIndian challenged the South team with this kadhi gole for this month's SNC. South Vs North Challenge is a monthly event started by Divya, where South and North teams challenge each other with a popular regional recipe. This kadhi can be served with rice or roti.


MAHARASHTRIAN KADHI GOLE RECIPE

{ Yogurt and chickpea flour gravy with split bengal gram balls tempered with spices }
Serves 2


Ingredients:

For the balls:
½ cup chana dal / split bengal gram
1 green chilly
½ inch ginger
2 garlic cloves
Salt to taste

For the kadhi:
1 cup yogurt
1 ½ cup water
½ tbsp sugar
Salt to taste
1 ½ tbsp besan / chickpea flour
½ inch ginger, grated

Tempering for the kadhi:
1 tbsp ghee
½ tsp mustard seeds
1 green chilly
Few curry leaves
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp red chilly powder
½ tsp coriander powder
Pinch of asafoetida / hing

Tempering for the gole(balls):
1 tbsp oil
½ tsp mustard seeds
½ tsp cumin seeds / jeera
1 small green chilly
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp red chilly powder
½ tsp coriander powder

Method:

1. Soak the chana dal overnight or atleast 5-6 hours. Next day drain it and grind with green chilly, ginger, garlic and salt to a coarse mixture without adding water.

2. Transfer to a bowl and make small lemon sized balls. Set aside.

3. In a thick bottomed pan or kadai, add yogurt and water. Whisk well and make to a thin buttermilk consistency. Add sugar, salt and mix well.

4. Then add besan and whisk well until there are no lumps. Now heat this over low-medium flame, stirring occasionally.

5. Once steam starts coming out, add the grated ginger. Increase the heat to medium-high and allow the kadhi to boil, stirring in between.

6. Once the kadhi starts bubbling and rising up, gently add the chana dal balls one by one. Let the balls cook for 10-12 minutes. Do not stir or disturb the balls.

7. Once the balls are cooked they will start coming up. Remove from heat. 

8. To prepare kadhi tempering, heat ghee in a small pan and add mustard seeds. When it crackles, add green chilly and curry leaves. Then add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder and hing. Pour into the kadhi.

9. To prepare the tempering for balls, heat oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds. When it crackles, add cumin seeds and green chilly. Then add turmeric powder, red chilly powder and coriander powder and hing. Set aside.

10. When serving, take the chana dal balls in a plate. Break them and pour the second tempering over the balls.

Notes and Tips
  • Do not add ginger to the kadhi before the steam comes out. The yogurt might curdle.
  • Add the chana dal balls only after the kadhi starts to boil, otherwise the balls will break and dissolve in the kadhi.

28 comments:

  1. Hi Sona!
    Would you please explain me hot to prepare the two temperings?
    Also, can I use white mustard seeds or have I to use the black ones?
    Thank you!

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    1. Preparation of the two temperings has been updated in the recipe.

      Yes you can use white mustard seeds, but black mustard seeds have a stronger flavor than white, so you may have to increase the amount.

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  2. And, how to grind the chana dal? Food processor?

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    1. Yes, in a food processor .

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  3. Kadhi is my fav to go with my brown rice.. this one is tempting ...

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  4. delicious kadhi, perfect with hot steamy rice.

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  5. Delicious kadhi, looks very inviting with the chana dal balls.

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  6. Looks absolutely yumm....... Kadhi with bhaji is my fav combo !!

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  7. wow perfectly made kadhi gole dear :) looks super tempting !!

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  8. That looks awesome and delicious...can imagine the joy of eating it with rice

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  9. This kadhi looks very tasty and delicious I love it.

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  10. Kadhi looks delicious. Sounds yummy with hot steaming rice!

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  11. Delicious kadhi! Looks so good!

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  12. wao too good...

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  13. perfect texture, love it!!!

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  14. we had lots in hostel..looks tempting n delicious,Sona

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  15. Delicious kadhi perfect with rice.

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  16. Kadhi gole looks delicious..

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  17. Interesting kadhi with chana dal balls. Looks delicious and inviting.

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  18. Super yummy kadhi...Would love to have it with some steamed rice..

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  19. Very inviting and tempting kadhi..my favorite.

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  20. Very comforting Kadhi Gole..hard to take my eyes from ur clicks.

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  21. When I was working in Maharashtra few years back, i used to get this on my meal menu almost every day. The very first time I ate these gole I became a huge fan of this recipe. This recipe made me recollect all those lovely days I spent there, thanks for posting Maharashtrian Kadhi Gole.

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