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Corn Methi Kadhi, Fresh Fenugreek and Corn Kadi

By Anjana Chaturvedi @maayeka

Corn Methi Kadhi- Healthy and delicious kadhi made with corn kernels and fresh fenugreek and spinach leaves

Daal and kadhis are made regularly in Indian kitchens to serve along the staple rice. Kadhi is made in every state with little variation depending on regional taste and availability of ingredients, so each region and household have their own favorite kadhi recipe .So we have so many favorite and popular versions of making kadi in Indian cuisine. In Northern India kadi is made with lots of sour curd and besan and in Southern Part they use coconut in making kadi.

In Uttar Pradesh the popular kadis are Pakoda kadi , Boondi ki kadhi which is very quick and easy to make as you can add readymade boondi in it. Other Regional special kadi is – Aloo ,matar Mongodi ki kadhi which is specially made in all auspicious occasions and weddings and birthday celebrations in my community and served with very delicious and different – Khatti methi sabut moong  . A kadi with healthy and cooling green leaves- kulfa aur Chana daal kadhi is again a regional specialty and I learned that from My Grand mother. Usually pakoda kadi is made with besan/gram flour  but  this pakoda kadi is made with Moong daal  ki pakodis and is my favorite and made often in my kitchen is – Miloni ki kadhi or katro ka jhor which is very popular in U.P and Rajasthan.

But we keep trying and learning new recipes every day,last week I had this amazing kadhi at my friends place and loved the contrast combination of the sweet taste of corn and slightly bitter fenugreek leaves. She served this with jeera rice but it goes very well with steamed rice and vegetable pulav. Do try this healthy kadhi this season as fresh fenugreek leaves are availble in abundance every where .

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Corn Methi Kadi, Fresh fenugreek and Corn Curry Healthy and delicious kadi made with corn kernels and fresh fenugreek and spinach leaves
  • CourseMain Course
  • CuisineUttar Pradesh Cuisine
Prep Time10 min Cook Time40 min Ingredients
  • 1.5cup Yogurt / Dahi
  • 5tbsp Gram flour / Besan
  • 1.5 cup Corn Kernels / Makai Dana
  • 2 Green chili/hari mirchchopped
  • 2tsp Ginger / Adrakchopped
  • 4cup Fresh Fenugreek / Hari Methichopped
  • 4cup Spinach /palakchopped
  • 3/4tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • 3/4tsp Red Chilli powder / Laal mirch powder
  • 1tsp Coriander Powder / Dhaniya Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2tbsp Lemon Juice / Nimbu Ka Ras
Tempering/ tadka /waghar
  • 1tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
  • 3/4tsp Mustard Seeds / Rai *
  • 1/3tsp Fenugreek Seeds / Methidana
  • 1/4tsp Asafoetida / Hing powder
  • 4 Whole red chilies
  • 1/4tsp Red chili powder
  • 3tbsp Cooking Oil
  1. In a bowl add yogurt and gram flour and whisk it well (no lumps should be there in the mixture)
  2. In a big wide pan add cooking oil and when it become hot add fdenugreek seeds and mustard seeds .
  3. When the seeds start to crackle add asafoetida and chopped fenugreek and saute for a minute.
  4. Now add turmeric and chili powder and stir to mix.
  5. Add the prepared yogurt and gram flour mix and 6 cups of water and stir to mix well.
  6. Add salt,and let it cook on medium high heat so it will come to a boil .
  7. Now add corn and chopped spinach,fenugreek leaves,coriander powder and chili powder and mix .
  8. let it simmer for about 25 minute s
  9. keep stirring the kadhi at regular intervals.(You can add some hot water in it if it become thicker then your preference)
  10. When done add lemon juice and remove from it from the flame.
  11. Heat a tbsp of ghee in a small pan and add cumin seeds and whole red chilies in it.
  12. When cumin start to crackle remove from the heat and add red chili powder and pour over the prepared kadi.
  13. Serve hot with steamed rice and roti.

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