Yummy yummy mango kadhi, relished with onion pakoda's. Kadhi's are very popular in northern India. This kadhi is sweet and sour in taste. You can enjoy this kadhi, on it's own.
First make Onion pakoda and keep it ready.
1 cup - Bengal gram flour / Besan
1 big - Onion, chopped
1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp - Red chili powder
1/4 tsp - Ajwain
Salt to taste
1 ) In a bowl make a thick paste of besan, turmeric powder, red chili powder, ajwain and salt to taste with water.
2 ) Add chopped onions to the besan mixture and mix in well.
3 ) Heat oil in a wok or kadai. Take a small amount of prepared mixture and add to oil and fry to golden brown color. Strain and keep aside. In the same way make pakoda's with rest of the mixture.
You can serve this onion pakoda / fritters as a snack. Now for this recipe, keep pakoda's aside, to add later to mango kadhi.
This is similar to how cauliflower pokoda is made. Have a look to see pics....
Ingredients to make mango kadhi
2 - Ripe mangoes, peel the skin & cut to pieces
2 cups - Yogurts / curds
2 tbsp - Besan / Bengal gram flour
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1.5 cup - Water
1 tsp - Mustard seeds (optional)
1/2 tsp - Jeera / Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp - Asafoetida/ hing
1 sprig - Curry leaves
2 - Whole dry red chili
1/4 tsp - Fenugreek seeds/ Uluva / methi
1 tbsp - Ginger & green chili paste
1/2 bunch - Coriander leaves, chopped
1 tsp - Sugar
Salt to taste
1 ) Add mango pieces to a blender and blend to a smooth paste. Add yogurt, besan, turmeric powder and salt to taste to the blender. Run the blender and mix the ingredients well.
2 ) Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard. After mustard pops, add jeera, asafoetida, curry leaves, whole red chili , and fenugreek seeds. Fry for a minute on low heat.
3 ) Add ginger - green chili paste and fry for a minute or two. Now add the mango mixture, water and sugar. Bring to a boil, simmer and stir. Add chopped coriander leaves to the kadhi . Cook for 2 - 3 minutes on low heat. The consistency of the kadhi should be like a thick soup. Take off the stove.
4 ) Add the prepared onion pakoda's to the mango kadhi. Immerse pakoda's in the kadhi.
Serve hot with basmati rice.
Mango Kadhi is so similar in taste to mambazha pulissery of kerala.