Karwar Style Varan Kadhi Recipe - Toor Dal in Coconut Milk Curry
Karwar Style Varan Kadhi Recipe is a humble recipe made simple with everyday used ingredients in the kitchen. Serve this simple toor dal in coconut milk curry along with some steamed rice and a sukh sabzi by the side to complete your everyday meal.
Karwar Style Varan Kadhi Recipe (Toor Dal in Coconut Milk Curry) is a humble recipe made simple with everyday used ingredients in the kitchen. Usually, Kadhi’s from North India is combined with besan flour to give it the right consistency but in this Kadhi we have used coconut to thicken.
Karwar cuisine uses Coconut to many of their curries as a thickening agent. Many of their dishes consist of kokum which is an essential ingredient in their cooking. Kokum is a kind of fruit which is dried under the sun and it will help in providing sourness to many of their dishes.
If you are looking for more Dal recipes here are some :
- 1 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal)
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
- Salt , to taste For kadhi
- 1/2 cup Fresh coconut , grated
- 1 Green Chilli
- 2 tablespoons Jaggery
- 4 Kokum (Malabar Tamarind)
- Salt , to taste
How to make Karwar Style Varan Kadhi Recipe - Toor Dal in Coconut Milk Curry
To begin making the Karwar Style Varan Kadhi Recipe by cooking the dal in a pressure cooker with 2 cups water, salt and teaspoon of turmeric powder.
Pressure cook it for 4 whistles, turn off the flame and allow the pressure to release naturally.
Meanwhile, grind the coconut and green chilies in a grinder to a smooth paste. Keep it aside.
Once the dal is cooked, using a masher, mash the dal into a smooth texture. Place the cooker on medium heat.
Transfer the coconut mixture into the dal and mix it, later add some jaggery and kokum. Check for seasoning as per your taste. Keep stirring till it comes to a boil.