Saturday, November 3, 2012

Jeere -meere kadi

Spices and herbs we use everyday have great medicinal value.So next time you have minor illnesses such as respiratory problems or if you want to give your immune system a boost during the cold season,reach for the spices in your kitchen cabinet.
              Today i am here with an authentic Konkani dish "Jeere - meere kadi" .Jeere means cumin and meere means pepper in konkani.This kadi is very beneficial especially in winter,when we easily infected by common cold,throat and chest infections,joint pains.So this kadi makes expulsion of phlegm easier as it contain cumin and pepper which is believed to be very good disinfectant that can kill thed common cold and virus.Cummin seeds,or jeera,being a rich source fo iron enhances the functioning of the immune system to fight against contagious diseases and pepper ,more than just a spice it has been shown to improve digestion and stimulate the secretion from the taste buds,a great way to combat digestive problems.Some times we develop conditions like,poor digestion ,heatburn or symtoms of indigetion,then this kadi really help maximise the function of the digestive system.

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 7-8 mins
  • 2 cups Grated coconut
  • 4-5 Red chilli
  • 1 Tamarind (marble sized ball )
  • 1 tsp Cumin/jeera
  • 1/2 tsp Peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 8-10 Garlic cloves
Cooking Directions
  1. Heat 2 tsp of oil in small pan,roast cumin and pepper till it cumin changes to light brown colour.
  2. Now in the same oil roast red chillies till its crisp
  3. Grind all the ingredients except garlic and salt to smooth paste using 2 cups of water.
  4. Now adjust the consistency of the kadi by adding water if needed.
  5. Add salt and bring to boil.Once done prepare garlic seasoning.
  6. Heat remaining oil in a small pan,add crushed garlic with skin and roast till it becomes golden brown.
  7. Add this to kadi and serve hot with rice.