Kadhi Pakora or punjabi kadhi pakora

Kadhi pakora s a very delicious and spicy recipe prepared.with chickpea flour(Besan) and curd. It goes best with rice and chappati(wheat flour)lunch or dinner time. Kadhi pakora making time remembers only one thing is important pakora should be soft then it can be absorbed kadhi.

Ingredients:(for the pakoras)

1 1/2 cups gram flour(Besan)

1big onion (finely chopped)

1/2tsp dry coriander seeds(crushed)

1/2tsp red chili powder

1/4tsp turmeric powder

1tsp fresh ginger paste

1-2green chili(finely chopped)

1pinchof baking soda

salt to taste


oil for deep frying

(For kadhi)

2-1/2 cups beaten curd or 1 litter buttermilk

3-4 tbsp gram flour

1tspred chili (Kashmiri)powder

1tsp turmeric powder


1small stick cinnamon

1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds

3-4 whole red  Kashmiri Mirch(broken  into pieces)

1/2tsp asafoetida

2-3 tsp dry ginger powder

salt to taste

1-2 tsp oil

(for garnish)

1-2tbsp pure ghee

1tsp red Kashmiri chili powder

little Kasuri methi  leaves


For pakoras:

Take a big and deep bowl, add all ingredients along with1/2 cup of water, mix well to make a thick batter.

Heat oil in a deep nonstick or a heavy base deep pan and drop spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil and deep fry at a time till they turn golden brown in color from all the sides.

Drain on a kitchen towel or oil absorbent paper and keep aside.

For Kadhi:

Combine the curds, besan, turmeric powder, red chili powder, ginger powder and two cups of water in a deep bowl and whisk it. Now Keep that aside.

Heat the oil in a deep pan, add the fenugreek seeds, asafoetida, cloves, cinnamon stick and broken Kashmiri red chilies and saute on a medium flame 1-2 minutes.

Lower flame, add the combined mixture of curd-besan, chili turmeric, ginger mixture, kept aside, stir it regularly till it is boiled.After boiled reduce it to medium flame and cook it for 8-10 minutes, add salt to taste and add pakoras mix gently and cook 1-2 minutes.

For garnish:

Heat pure ghee in a small pan, add chili and Kasuri methi leaves.

Serve kadhi with rice and roti, nan, rumali roti.


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