Happy New Year to all the readers of My Foodcourt!
After all the festive binge eating, it is time now to get back to simple hearty meals. My friend Garima has a recipe for a comforting Rajastahni Papad Mangodi ki Kadhi, perfect for the nippy weather.
I met Garima when she was staying in Nasik. I was thrilled to discover another food blogger from Nasik! But by the time we actually met, sadly it was time for her to move to Bombay. We met just for a couple of hours and we connected instantly. I felt like we have known each other forever! She has some fabulous Rajasthani recipes on her blog Café Garima and I have bookmarked many of them.
Here’s Garima with her authentic Rajasthani Papad Mangodi ki Kadhi for my series on Regional Indian Home cooking.
Hello! I am Garima and blog at Café Garima. I am delighted to be doing a regional guest post for Madhuli at her lovely blog ‘My Foodcourt’. A great admirer of Madhuli’s gorgeous pictures and unusual recipes, I am fortunate enough to have met her and cherish the beautiful couple of hours we spent together.
It is indeed, a pleasure to be here. Thanks for having me over Madhuli!
I present a traditional recipe from Rajasthan, Papad Mangodi ki Kadhi. I have fond childhood memories of Ma extracting butter from malai (cream) collected over a fortnight from atop the milk. Kadhi was then made from the buttermilk, which was left behind after having extracted the butter. It is a tradition I have carried on in my household.
Kadhi made from fresh buttermilk has a lovely earthy flavour. Moong dal nuggets or mangodis are added to the buttermilk curry as it cooks and roasted papads/poppadums are added at the end. A tempering of asafoetida and mustard seeds completes this very Rajasthani delight, very apt for a winter afternoon. Here is how I make it.
Papd Mangodi Kadhi Recipe
For the Kadhi
3 cups of buttermilk/ 1 cup of curd + 2 cups of water, beaten till smooth
- 1 Tbsp ghee
- 4 - 5 curry leaves
- 1 tsp mustard seeds rai/
- xbc tsp jeera / cumin seeds
- xbd tsp red chilli powder
- Before you begin making the Kadhi, ensure that the buttermilk is at room temperature.
- In a heavy bottomed vessel/kadhai add the salt and turmeric to the buttermilk and mix well, ensuring there are no lumps. Bring this mixture to a boil stirring continuously. Once the mixture has reached a rolling boil, reduce the heat and cook covered for 25 minutes. Keep adding water in case the mixture gets too thick. About 20 minutes into the cooking time, add the mangodi and half a cup of water. Cook till mangodi is done. Take off the flame. Break the roasted papads into large pieces and add to the kadhi.
- To temper, heat ghee and add asafoetida, mustard seeds and cumin to it. Once the mustard begins to crackle, take off the heat and add curry leaves and red chilli powder. Spread over the Kadhi. Serve hot over rice or will chapatti.
Lovely recipe, Garima. Nice to know that someone else also makes butter at home and uses the buttermilk to make kadhi. 🙂