Friday, 30 May 2014

How to make Punjabi Kadhi Pakoda

Recipe of Kadhi Pakoda | Punjabi Kadhi | Kadhi Chawal

Kadhi Pakora is an authentic punjabi dish popular in North India. It is a gram flour and yogurt based curry with delicious onion fritters and Indian spices which tastes great with rice. The combination of punjabi kadhi with steamed rice is a traditional staple meal in north Indian's kitchen. It is spicy, tangy and flavorful. It is easy to make and delicious curry.

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Addition of onion fritters is your choice, if you are making it in hurry, you can serve it plain with rice. You can also serve it as a side dish with roti and vegetable or when served with any kind of bread, it tastes delicious.  It is also called as Indian soup. It is vegetarian and gluten free.

Lets start with the recipe :

Preparation Time Cooking time Total Time Yield
10 minutes 30 minutes 40 minutes Serves 4

Recipe Type : Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine : Punjabi

Ingredients for Punjabi Kadi :
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 7 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 1 teaspoon Methre/Methi Seeds (Fenugreek seeds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon heeng (Asafoetida)
  • 2 sliced onions
  • 8 chopped cloves of garlic (Optional)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped Ginger
  • 2 whole green chilly
  • 2 dry red chilly 
  • 1 kg sour blended curd
  • 1/2 cup Besan ( Gram flour)
  • Salt according to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chilly powder (Optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
Ingredients for Pakoras : 12 Pakoras
  • 1/2 cup besan (Gram flour)
  • 2 sliced onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt according to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
Preparation for Kadi : 
  1. Blend curd, add besan and 1/4 cup water to it
  2. Whip it until it becomes a smooth batter, make sure lumps are not formed and keep it aside
  3. Heat oil in a big pan or a cooker and add methi seeds (fenugreek seeds) and heeng (Asafoetida) to it
  4. When they splutter, add kadhi patta (curry leaves), onion, garlic, ginger, green chilly and dry red chilly to it
  5. Cook on simmer until onions turns light brown
  6. Add salt, turmeric powder, chaat masala, red chilly powder, garam masala, coriander powder to it and mix well
  7. Add blended curd and besan mixture and add 1/2 cup of water
  8. Mix it and let it boil on high flame, simmer after two boils and let it cook on low flame
  9. Make sure to mix it every few seconds, cook for 5 more minutes and its done
  10. Add hot onion pakoras to it and serve hot with rice
Preparation for Pakora :
  1. Take a bowl, add besan and some water to it 
  2. Blend it or whip it and add sliced onion, chaat masala, garam masala and salt to it
  3. Make sure the mixture is not watery and not too thick
  4. Heat oil in a pan, and put mixture with the spoon or hand in it in 4 portions at a time
  5. Let it cook from both the sides on medium flame
  6. Once they turn golden, they are done
  7. Add it to the hot Kadhi 

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  1. Hi Ritu,

    Superb Presentation.

    Your recipe of Punjabi Pakorda Kadhi is looking extremely delicious and difficult to resist the temptation.

    The best I loved in your recipe is the use of methi and onions used as tempered.

    I had learnt this recipe from Gujarati (guju) friends and they temper with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chillies.

    Your Kadhi preparation is extremely splendid. Score full marks and very soon I will prepare this way..

    Frankly, I am not so good in pakodra Kadhi as tried earlier as turn out soggy, very thick and unpalatable

    Some recipes look so simple and easy to make, but actually it is not so. You need a good experience and knowledge to make a perfect recipe and ur this recipe is very perfect..and I am going to pin in right now as the best recipe of dahi Pakorda Kadhi

    1. Thanks a lot deepa for lovely compliment. I always love to read your comments my dear. Thanks again. :)

  2. Beautiful presentation and excellent click! I must try this!! thanks for sharing Ritu

    1. Thanks a lot. I am glad you like it my dear :)

  3. Punjabi Kadhi Pakora ...looks delicious...and easy steps to follow .....lovely recipe...

  4. Lovely, i love this, and been meaning to make some myself. Thanks for sharing this recipe.



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