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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Punjabi Kadhi Pakora Recipe-Kadhi Pakodi-Kadhi Recipes

Kadhi is a yogurt based Indian gravy which is usually served with rice, khichdi, parathas, jeera pulao or rotis. Vegetables or pakoras are added to the kadhis. There are many variations of this dish. Punjabi kadhis are more on the thicker side and are a little spicy. The mor kulambu prepared in Tamil Nadu is totally different. The preparation of kadhi differs from state to state. Today we will learn how to make Punjabi Kadhi Pokora following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Punjabi Kadhi Pakora-Pakoda Kadhi
Punjabi Pakora Kadhi with Plantain fry

Punjabi Kadhi Pakora

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 5-6
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Kadhi
 Recipe CuisinePunjabi

   Ingredients needed

   Sour curd - 1 3/4 cup
   Gram flour/besan - 3 tbsp
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Salt as needed
   Water - 3 1/2 cup cups

   For the Pakoras

   Onion - 1/2 cup sliced
   Gram flour - 1/2 cup
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Chilli powder - as needed
   Carom seeds/ajwain - 1/4 tsp
   Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp chopped
   Salt needed
   Oil for frying

   For the Seasoning

   Oil - 2 tbsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
   Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
   Dry red chillies - 3-4
   Hing/asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
   Onion - 1 medium size chopped
   Garlic - 3-4 (grated/minced)
   Ginger - 1 1/2 inch piece (grated/minced)
   Curry leaves - a sprig

   Top up Seasoning

   Oil - 2 tsp
   Cumin seeds
   Red Chilli Powder

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves

How to make Pakoras/pakoda

In a bowl add sliced onions, salt and mix well. Let is sit for few minutes. The onions will release water. Then add chilli powder, turmeric powder, carom seeds, coriander leaves and mix well.

Add gram flour (kadalai mavu or chick pea flour) and mix everything together well.

onion pakora

Add little water and make a thick batter. Taste and adjust the seasoning as per your preferences. Add 2 tsp of hot oil as it will give soft pakoras.

Heat oil in a kadai, when oil is hot, reduce the heat to medium, drop spoonful of batter or take a little batter with your hands and drop it into the hot oil.

Fry until golden brown and crispy. Remove from oil with a slotted ladle and place it on a colander or paper towel. Repeat the process for the rest of the batter. Pakoras are ready. Keep it aside.

Onion Pakoda/pakora for kadhi

How to make Kadhi 

Take yogurt in a bowl, add besan, turmeric powder, salt needed and mix well without lumps. You can add a little green chilli paste if you want it spicy. I did not add. 

Then add water and mix well. The consistency should be a little watery.

Kadhi Preparation

how to prepare Pakora Kadhi

Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, hing and red chillies.

Add onion, ginger, garlic, curry leaves and saute until onions turn translucent. 

how to make Punjabi Kadhi Pakora

Reduce the heat, add buttermilk stirring continuously. Once it starts boiling, turn the heat to medium and cook stirring continuously for 10 minutes or until the rawness of the gramflour goes. It will start thickening as it gets cooked. You can adjust the consistency of the kadhi by adding hot water if it is too thick.

pakoda kadhi

Add the prepared pakoras and cook simmered for another 5 minutes.

Punjabi Kadhi Pakora Recipe

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Top up seasoning - Heat 2 tsp of oil, add cumin seeds, when it sizzles, add chilli powder and pour it over the kadhi.

Punjabi Kadhi pakora is ready to be served. Enjoy it with rice or rotis. It goes well with khichdi and jeera puloa also.

Note - Curd has to be sour for best results.

More Kadhi Recipes

Mor Kulambu from Tamil Nadu

Moru Curry from Kerala

Gujarathi Kadhi

Instant Mor Kuzhambu

Paruppu Urunadai More Kuzhambu

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