Karisma Kapoor Loves Her Desi Comfort Foods

Karisma Kapoor comes from a lineage of great actors and filmmakers. An accomplished actor herself, she takes after her family when it comes to food too. The entire ‘Kapoor khandan’ is famous for being top-notch foodies. Even other Bollywood actors swear by the feasts arranged at the Kapoor households. Karisma herself keeps her fans updated with her foodie escapades. There are times when she is bingeing on chocolate cake, and then she is spotted gorging on biryani. On Tuesday, however, Karisma decided to keep things light, yet flavourful.  

Her dinner consisted of delicious Kadhi Chawal, and we were not surprised. Karisma’s list of comfort foods is quite relatable and intensely desi. Remember the time, she expressed her love for Dal Chawal and Bhindi on Instagram. Incidentally, her sister, actor Kareena Kapoor, is also a big fan of Dal Chawal. 

Kadhi Chawal is an Indian veg comfort food, comprising a thick and soothing curry made of yoghurt and gram flour. It is tangy, it is soothing and all things irresistible. It may or may not feature pakoras - the Indian fritters made with gram flour, onion, and chillies. Kadhi can be paired with roti and naan too, but it goes best with a  plate of steaming hot, white rice. Together the combination spells magic that millions of Indians swear by.  

How to make delicious kadhi every time, tips you will thank us for.  

  • Mix yoghurt, gram flour, turmeric powder, salt, and water until it is smooth and lump free. It is advisable to add water gradually.   
  • Bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add the masalas, the red chillies, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, ginger, and fry for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Finally, add chilli powder, curry leaves and stir.  
  • This tempering needs to be added to the kadhi. 
  • Once added, lower the flame and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes. 
  • Boil the kadhi again, lower the flame and cook for a few minutes. 
  • Drop the pakoras and serve hot.