Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Kandi Pachadi {With Garlic}

Kandi Pachadi (Toor Dal Chutney) which is a authentic Andhra delight is enjoyed with rice & a dollop ghee. My husband who is from nellore (A district of Andhra) typically enjoys this dish along with Minumula chintapandu pachadi (Urad dal & tamarind chutney). I make two variations of this chutney at home which are with garlic & without garlic. I love garlic in this dish as it boosts the chutney with flavors.

Kandi Pachadi
Prep Time-15mins | Cook Time-15mins | Yields-4servings
1Cup toor dal / Kandi pappu
4Red chili (Depends on your spice level)
3Garlic pods
1Tsp cumin / jeera
1Tsp hing / asafoetida
1Tbs tamarind pulp
1Tsp ghee / butter
1Tbs oil
1Tsp mustard
1Tsp cumin / jeera
2Red chili cut equally
1Tbs oil
- Heat pan with ghee. To that add toor dal & fry till the dal changes a slight color (On medium heat it takes 2 mins). Switch off heat & transfer dal in to a bowl. Allow it to cool. 
- Heat pan with oil. To that add jeera, red chili's, garlic. Fry them till jeera starts jumping & add hing. Switch off heat. Allow it to cool & transfer the seasoning in to a blender.
- Coarse grind them first & to that add toor dal, tamarind & salt. Grind the ingredients while adding little water at a time. This is time you can adjust salt. Chutney should be thick so check water while you are adding. 
-Transfer the contents in a bowl.
- Heat pan with oil. To that add mustards, jeera & red chili's.when mustard starts jumping add hing & switch off heat.
- Mix seasoning with chutney & it's ready to serve.
- This stays good when refrigerated for 3 to 4 days. 

Kandi Pachadi
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  1. wow very delicious kandi pachadi , with garlic it is sure an flavorful one !!

  2. Sreevalli, The pachadi looks so flavourful and delicious. Excellent preparation.

  3. My grandma makes an amazing kandi pachadi - Brings back so many memories.

  4. Favorite one. If no veggies at home,for rice I will make this.

  5. healthy chutney and beautiful presentation!!!!

  6. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for the comments Sreevalli.
    Love Andhra meals .the pachadi looks so tasty.
    Glad to join ur blog.Hope u will stay in touch.