Kadhi Pakora

4 years ago | Home Cooking
Kadhi Pakora

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Kadhi is a popular North Indian dish, made with besan and dahi as main ingredients along with various spices and pakodas dipped in it. As Kadhi is made from yoghurt as the base, it has a cooling effect. Addition of Pakoras make this dish more filling and delicious.

Serve it hot with steamed rice or jeera rice. You could also have kadhi with rotis or parathas. However the combo of kadhi with rice is very popular and tastes the best.

Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Number of Servings: 4-5 persons

Kadhi Pakora

To Make Curd Mixture
Curd - 400 Gms
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 Tsp
Chili Powder - 1/2 Tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 Tsp
A Pinch Of Asafoetida Powder
Salt - 1 Tsp
Besan Flour - 1/4 Cup
Water - 3 Cups

To Make Pakora
Besan Flour - 1 Cup
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 Tsp
Chili Powder - 1/2 Tsp
Ajwain - 1/2 Tsp
Salt - 1/2 Tsp
Onion - 1 No. Thinly Sliced
Chopped Ginger
Green Chili - 2 Nos Chopped

To Make Kadhi
Oil - 2 Tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 Tsp
Fenugreek Seeds - 1/4 Tsp
Red Chili - 3 Nos
A Pinch Of Asafoetida Powder
Few Curry Leaves
Garlic - 1 Tsp
Ginger - 1 Tsp
Onion - 1 No. Thinly Sliced
Green Chili - 1 No. Chopped
Curd Mixture
Coriander Leaves

Making Curd Mixture
1. In a bowl take 1.5 cups sour curd or about 375 grams of curd. whisk it well till smooth
2. Add 8 tbsp gram flour, ½ tsp red chilli powder, ½ tsp turmeric powder, ½ tsp garam masala powder and 1 tsp salt to the whisked curd.
3. Stir and mix everything again.
4. Add 3 cups water and stir again.
5. Stir very well to make a smooth mixture without lumps. if there are lumps, then break them with a wired whisk or a spatula or with your fingers. keep the curd mixture aside.

Making Onion Pakora
1. Take the 1 cup gram flour/besan in a bowl and add ½ tsp ajwain/carom seeds, ½ tsp red chili powder, ½ tsp garam masala powder and ⅔ tsp salt or as required.
2. Add 1 cup thinly sliced onions. mix everything well
3. Add water as required to make a thick batter, (¼ cup water.)
4. Heat oil for deep frying in a pan or kadai. with a spoon or with your hands drop the pakora batter in the oil.
5. When the pakoras are partly cooked, then turn over and fry the other side.
6. Fry till the pakoras are crisp and golden.
7. Remove the fried pakoras and place them on a kitchen paper towel so that extra oil is absorbed. fry the pakoras in batches this way. when done keep all of them aside.

Making Kadhi
1. In another pan or kadai, heat 2 tbsp mustard oil. make sure to use a large bottomed pot so that while boiling, the kadhi does not spill.
2. Add the 1 tsp cumin seeds, 8 to 10 methi seeds and a generous pinch of asafoetida. allow the cumin seeds to crackle and the methi seeds to change their color. fry on a low flame, so that these spices do not get burnt.
3. Add ⅓ cup chopped onion. stir and saute for 3 minutes on a low flame.
4. Then add 1 tbsp chopped ginger/adrak, ¾ to 1 tbsp chopped garlic and 2 green chillies, chopped. stir and saute for a minute.
5. Now add 8 to 10 curry leaves, 2 dry red chilies (halved or broken). stir and saute for a minute on a low flame.
6. Then add the curd mixture.
7. Stir very well.
8. Increase the flame to medium and bring the kadhi to a boil. keep on stirring often so that the bottom does not get browned. time taken to cook the kadhi will be around 14 to 16 minutes.
9. After the kadhi has come to a boil, then lower the flame and simmer the kadhi for more 6 to 7 minutes. the kadhi will thicken.
10. If the kadhi becomes too thick, then add some hot water.
11. Now add the onion pakoras in the kadhi. stir gently.
12. Cover the punjabi kadhi with a lid and let the onion pakoras be soaked in the kadhi for 8 to 10 minutes.
13. Lastly sprinkle some garam masala powder on the punjabi kadhi.
14. Serve the punjabi kadhi pakora with steamed rice or jeera rice, topped with few teaspoonfuls of ghee. you could also have kadhi with rotis or parathas. however the combo of kadhi chawal is very popular and taste very good.

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