pure gujarati khadi
one of the reasons that i was so excited to move to london is that my best friend, darshini, lives here. she has a lovely 2 bedroom house (a converted victorian) in west hampstead and is the proud mommy of an adorable little boy named arav. i love going over to darshini's place because she cooks the best gujju food in the world and she always does such a great job with presenting the food, making even a simple dinner seem so special. she loves to make different dishes for me but i always beg for her khadi every time i go over for lunch or dinner. so now darsh just makes sure there is a steaming bowl of khadi just for me no matter what else she is making.
khadi is super simple to make and i can easily make it myself at home. but somehow, darshini's khadi is infinitely more delciious than mine although we use exactly the same recipe!
start with a of sour curd. add two tablespoons of besan and 1 cup of water. start to boil. meanwhile, grind together 2 green chillies, half an inch of ginger, 1/2 tsp each of cardamom and cinnamon, a few sprigs of coriander and some salt. boil for about five to seven minutes on a low flame and stir continuously to prevent the mixture from boiling over. in a small frying pan, add one tbsp of oil. add jeera and mustard. and then some fresh curry leaves and asfoetida. then pour over the khadi. enjoy with steaming hot cooked basmati rice or phulkas. yum!
ps - samarat in bombay serves a great khadi as part of their thalis.