Friday, February 28, 2014


For this month's potluck I am  paired with Balachandrika and had to prepare this recipe called Sodhi. I am actually not a big fan of coconut based gravies.. but this one is a keeper. The original recipe called for Drumstick, I omitted as we do not eat drumstick at home.

You need:
potato -  Cut into 1 cm cubes 3/4 cup
carrot - Cut into 1 cm cubes 3/4 cup
beans - Cut into 1 cm pieces 1/2 cup
green chili - 6 - 7 sliced
moong dal - 1/2 cup 
turmeric powder - 1 pinch
salt - as needed
thick coconut milk - 1 cup 
diluted coconut milk - 1 1/2 cup
ginger - 2 inch pieces
lemon juice - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp

Grind ginger with 1/4 cup of water, and strain and keep aside
Grind 3/4 cup fresh shredded coconut with 1/2 cup of water, strain to get 3/4 cup of thick coconut juice
To the coconut pulp add 1 1/2 cup water and grind again and strain and get 1 1/2 cup of thin coconut juice
Heat oil the kadai
Add slit green chillies, and vegetables and saute on high for 3 - 4 mins
Add the thin coconut milk to the kadai and cook covered on med - high for 6 - 7 mins till the vegetables are cooked.
Keep stirring in between
Once the vegetables are cooked add cooked moong dal, salt and ginger juice and cook on high for 3 - 4 mins
Now add the thick cocnut milk and give it a stir and allow it to come to boil
Remove from heat.
Just before serving add the lemon juice.


Balachandrika Kandaswamy said...

You achieved the perfect color of Sodhi. Looks yummy.. Thanks for trying out this recipe from my website.

Manjula Bharath said...

Very inviting and delicious sodhi :) love this stew a lot !!

Ramya Krishnamurthy said...

delicious sodhi and love this anytime