Sunday, 4 August 2013

Batkar (Traditional Chhattisgarhi Masoor Kadhi)



Aparna Dubey very generously shared this recipe , I tweaked to taste and made a few adjustments . It's a lovely recipe .
Ingredients
1Cup Whole Masoor
1/.5 Cup Sour Yoghurt
2 Tablespoons  Besan
2-3 Dried Red Chillies
1/4 teaspoon Methi Seeds
1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
2 Tablespoons oil
7-8 Cloves of Garlic Chopped
Salt as per taste

Method
1.1 Wash masoor thoroughly, and soak in water for 1-1.5 hours. Pressure cook masoor with 1-1.5 cups of water, salt and turmeric with one whistle. Wait till it cools and the lid opens easily. The masoor should be well cooked. Bite onto it to check the same.

1.2 Mix yoghurt, besan with water to make buttermilk of consistent texture.

1.3 Add buttermilk to masoor and cook on medium flame 20 minutes

1.4 Take a kadhai, keep on medium flame. Heat the oil, add methi seeds, followed by mustard seeds, and the dried red chillies (split into 2-3 pieces). Add chopped garlic (optional). Roast all of these together for a few seconds. Gently and slowly add this mixture to the buttermilk and masoor mixture (as mentioned in 1.3)

1.5 Turn the flame to low and cook the kadhi for 5 minutes. Serve with rice + ghee or rice cheela/chilla.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Atul, Loved your blog! We have put a backlink to this recipe from one of our blog posts, you can check it out here : http://fingerbowl.in/blog/2016/05/24/around-india-29-dishes/
    Keep up the good work! :) - FingerBowl Team

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