Easy to Make, Summer-Friendly Aamras Kadhi
Fajeto (aamras kadhi) has a naughty intonation, which almost means a scandal! It is both a word and a recipe!
The word Fajeto (aamras kadhi) has a naughty intonation, which almost means a scandal! Interestingly, it is both a word and a recipe! In Gujarati food culture, Fajeto is a kadhi made with mango leftovers and curd. When a woman wants to put across a message to her family, that she has made a judicious use of mangoes, she makes Fajeto.
What you need:
*3/4 cup ripe mango pulp
*3/4 cup green unripe mango
*3/4 cup buttermilk
*2 tablespoons gram flour (besan)
*1 tablespoon oil
*Pinch of asafoetida
* 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
*1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
*6-8 curry leaves
*2 slit green chillies
*1/2 cup boondi
How to make:
*Whisk together ripe mango pulp and green mango pulp in large bowl till smooth.
*Add the buttermilk and whisk again.
*Add the gram flour and blend well so that there are no lumps.
*Add sufficient water to get the right pouring consistency.
*Heat the oil in a deep non stick pan on medium heat.
*Add the asafoetida, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.
*Sauté till the seeds begin to splutter.
*Add the green chillies and the mango pulp mixture.
*Mix well and cook on medium heat for two minutes.
*Add the salt and stir well.
*Cook till the mixture thickens.
*Place boondi in a serving bowl and pour the kadhi over.
Eat! Burp! Slurp!
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