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Jholi Recipe

Jholi is a popular Indian Curries
Author :
On :
Tuesday, 20 June, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1 cup - Besan or Rice flour
  • 3 cups - Curd
  • 4 to 5 Cloves - Garlic
  • 1 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 4 to 5 - Red Chillies whole
  • A pinch - Asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp - Dry coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Red Chillies powder
  • 1/2 cup - Oil or Ghee
  • 3 cups - Water
  • Chopped Spinach or Fenugreek leaves (optional)
  • 3 tsp - Salt
  • How to Make Jholi:

    1. Jholi can be made of besan or rice flour.
    2. Mix besan, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp salt.
    3. Make it into a thick paste by gradually adding water and continuously folding it with a spatula.
    4. Now mix the paste with curd and water. Churn the mixture well.
    5. Take a pan and heat the oil.
    6. Add garlic cloves in the hot oil.
    7. When the garlic turns light brown, add jeera, red chillies and hing.
    8. Immediately pour the curd mix into the frying pan.
    9. Add turmeric powder, dry coriander powder, red chillies powder and salt.
    10. Cook till the gravy starts thickening and the raw smell of besan is gone.
    11. Let the jholi cook for about 10-15 minutes.
    12. If you are using rice flour then cook it for a few minutes more.
    13. Add more water to keep the consistency thin.
    14. Before taking it off from heat, add a handful of chopped spinach leaves or chopped spring onion leaves.
    15. Cook for few more minutes till the leaves are tender.
    16. Garnish with a table spoon full of ghee, coriander leaves and green chillies (slit apart into two pieces).
    17. Serve with steamed rice.


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