It happens with most of us - no time to cook an extensive meal, or no vegetables at home to fix a quick sabzi. If this happens with you too, one thing must always be there in your refrigerator - homemade curd or dahi. That's it, grab that dahi and slice an onion and make a delicious tangy sabzi in all of 10 minutes! This dahi sabzi is a popular quick-fix dish in Punjabi households. It is usually treated as a side dish amid a massive traditional spread but sometimes, it is good enough to complete a whole meal when paired with parathas or plain roti or even rice.
Dahi works as a great digestion and immunity booster, especially in summer, with its gut-friendly properties. We stock dahi at our home at all times to accompany our Indian meals or to make lassi and chaas. This dahi sabzi, often called 'rerhua' or 'rerhu' in regional lingo, is another good way to consume dahi is its tangy and spicy avatar.
Before sharing the recipe, we would like to give some tips to make this dahi sabzi. When you are sauteing the onions, make sure not to overbrown them. A little crunch from almost-cooked onions complements the cooked curd. Also, try to take out curd from the refrigerator the first thing before preparing for the recipe. Too-cold dahi have a good chance of curdling when boiled.
(Also Read: 7 Ways To Use Leftover Curd In Cooking)
Quick And Easy Dahi Sabzi Recipe:
1 cup curd
1 large onion, sliced
1 green chilli, slit
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Half tsp coriander powder
Salt and red chili powder to taste
Half tsp garam masala
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Step 1 - Whisk curd to make a smooth paste. Add some water, if required. Keep aside.
Step 2 - Slice onion and slit green chilli.
Step 3 - Heat ghee in a pan. Add onions and green chilli and cook till onions turn translucent.
Step 4 - Add the spices except garam masala and saute for a minute.
Step 5 - Add curd, mix well and give it a boil while stirring continuously.
Step 6 - Add garam masala, mix and turn off the gas.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
You can experiment and add spices like mustard seeds, ginger and garlic or replace green chilli with whole red chilli to flavour this easy dahi recipe according to your taste preference.
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