Friday, February 28, 2014

Sodhi

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


Method:
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.


3 comments:

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