Oct 15, 2015

Punjabi Kadhi Pakora Recipe - Kadhi Pakoda Recipe

This dish is on my mind for quite a long time..I have made it before, but didn't take pictures.. I love kadi pakora so much..They are so delicious..Finally i made it today and it turned out just yummy as it is normally.

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The main thing you have to remember is to use sour yogurt for this. Sour yogurt makes this so tasty and gives that sour note..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 45 to 50 mins
Serves: 4


For Pakora:
Gram Flour / Besan / Kadalai Mavu - 1 cup
Onion - 1 medium size chopped finely
Potatoes - 1 medium size peeled and chopped finely
Green Chillies - 1 chopped finely
Coriander Leaves - a handful finely chopped
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Baking Soda / Cooking Soda - 1 tsp
Water - 1/4 cup
Oil for Deep Frying

For Kadhi:
Oil - 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds / Methi / Vendayam - 1/2 tsp
Dry Red Chilli -2 broken into small pieces
Ginger - 1 tblspn finely chopped
Green Chillies - 1 chopped finely
Sour Yogurt - 1.5 cup
Gram Flour / Besan / Kadalai Mavu - 1.5 tblspn
Water - 1.5 cup
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander Leaves a handful finely chopped


Take all ingredients for pakora and mix well. Heat oil for deep frying, drop pakora in and fry till golden. Drain and set aside.

Now take yogurt, gram flour, salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder in a bowl and whisk well. Now add in water and make it thin.

Now heat oil in a kadai, add in mustard, cumin, fenugreek seeds. Sizzle for a  min.

Now add in dry red chillies, ginger and chillies and saute for a min.,

Add in the kadhi mix in and bring it to a boil. Once it boils, simmer it for 5 mins.

Now add in pakora and simmer for another 5 mins,.

Add in coriander leaves and mix well.


Take all your ingredients for pakora

Take gram flour in a bowl

add in chilli powder, salt, cooking soda

add in onions and chillies

add in coriander leaves and potatoes

mix well

slowly add water and make it to a thick mixture

Now it is done

Heat oil for deep frying

Take spoonful of batter

Pour it in and fry till golden

flip over and Deep fry till golden 

drain them and set aside..BTW these taste fantastic on its own

Now take your ingredients for kadhi

The yogurt has to be sour

Add in gram flour

Whisk till no lumps are formed

Add in salt, chilli powder

Add in turmeric powder

Add little more water

Whisk well till smooth

Now heat oil in a pan..

add in mustard, cumin and fenugreek

let them sizzle for a min

add in dry chillies

add in ginger and chillies

Mix well

pour the gram flour yogurt mix in

Keep mixing

Mix well

Now i switched it to a whisk

Bring it to a  boil

Simmer for 5 more mins

Add pakora in

let it simmer for 5 to 7 mins

Now it is almost done

add in coriander leaves

Mix well


This taste great with hot steamed rice..

1 comment:

  1. One of my top two Indian dishes EVER! Thank you for posting this... I can't wait to try it! (In the meantime, I took a small bite of my monitor and now must visit the dentist.)



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