Monday, February 10, 2014

Sodhi (Coconut milk veg gravy) - thirunelveli special


Ingredients (serves for 3):

potato -  1 fist full (chopped)
carrot - 1 fist full (chopped)
beans - 4 -5 nos or  1 fist full (chopped)
drumstick - 6 -8 pieces (chopped)
green chili - 6 - 7 nos
moong dal - 1/2 cup (1 cup size = 150 ml)
turmeric powder - 1 pinch
salt - as needed
thick coconut milk - 1 cup 
diluted coconut milk - 1 1/2 cup
ginger - 2 inch pieces
lemon juice - 1 tsp

Method :

  • chop the veggies and slit the green chili lengthwise. (Add drumsticks for extra taste and flavor)
  • grind ginger, add 1/4 cup of water and extract the ginger juice.
  • pressure cook moong dal with turmeric powder for 3 whistles
  • First coconut milk, after grinding the coconut in 3/4 cup of water gives you thick coconut milk
  • With the same grounded coconut, add 1 1/2 cup of water and extract the coconut milk to get the diluted coconut milk
  • if you are using canned coconut milk, use 1 cup of canned coconut milk in place of thick coconut milk. Mix 1 cup of water in 1/2 cup of canned coconut milk to get the diluted coconut milk.
  • Saute the chopped veggies for 2 mins
  • add the diluted coconut milk (1 1/2 cup) and let the veggies cook in that
  • once the veggies are cooked, add salt, cooked moong dal and extracted ginger juice
  • let it cook for 4 - 5 mins
  • add the thick coconut milk (1 cup), cook it for just 2 mins and switch off the flame.
  • before serving, add 1 tsp of lemon juice. Don't add lemon juice earlier as it will give sour taste. add the lemon juice just before serving.
  • Best side dish for this gravy is Spicy potato curry and Coriander thokku .
  • This gravy helps to reduce dry cough.

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  1. other than dal, v make similar to this... bt dal is healthy as well as tasty addition...luvd it

  2. wow..I never heard or tried this tempting :)


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