Punjabi kadhi pakora

Punjabi Kadhi Pakora | How to Make Kadhi Pakora

What is Punjabi Kadhi Pakora?

Kadhi is a mixture of yogurt (dahi), water, and gram flour (besan), which has been simmered for quite some time, Punjabi kadhi is a kadhi flavored with onions, garlic, ginger, and green chilies. When Punjabi kadhi is combined with gram flour fritters it becomes a very popular dish known as Punjabi kadhi pakora. Kadhi pakoda is best served with rice to make a complete and heavenly meal.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for pakoda kadhi recipe

Kadhi is all about the correct ratio of gram flour, yogurt, and water. This recipe takes some time but gives perfect and flavorful Punjabi kadhi. Sour curd gives the best results. Onions are added to the pakoda, which gives a very good bite. I like to add a tempering of oil and Kashmiri red chili powder which gives a nice flavor and gorgeous color to the kadhi pakoda recipe.

Another kadhi recipe is Sindhi kadhi. Absolutely divine kadhi! Find its recipe here.
Likewise, another Punjabi recipe is whole masoor dal recipe. Find it here.

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How to make Punjabi Kadhi Pakora

1. In a mixing bowl add 1 and ½ cup yogurt, 3 tbsp gram flour (besan), 1 tsp red chili powder and ¼ tsp turmeric powder.

Punjabi kadhi pakora

2. Mix it very well.

Punjabi kadhi pakora

3. Add in 4 cups water. Keep aside.

Punjabi kadhi pakora

4. Heat 2 tbsp oil. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds (raie) and ¼ tsp fenugreek seeds (dana methi). Cook on low flame till mustard seeds crackle.

Punjabi kadhi pakora

5. For some heat and flavor add 2 broken red chilies.

Punjabi kadhi pakora

6. Add ½ sliced onion. And cook till onions brown.

Punjabi kadhi pakora

7. Next goes in 1 tsp garlic paste. Cook for 2 minutes.

Punjabi kadhi pakora

8. Time to add 2 tsp ginger chili paste. Cook for 1 minute. (I have used finely chopped ginger and green chilies, but I find paste gives a better texture and flavor to kadhi).

Punjabi kadhi pakora

9. Reduce the flame and add in the yogurt and gram flour mixture.

Punjabi kadhi pakora

10. Keep stirring till the mixture comes to a boil.

Punjabi kadhi pakora

11. Let it simmer. Meanwhile, prepare the pakoda. To make the batter, in a mixing bowl add 1 cup gram flour (besan), 1 sliced onion, 1 chopped green chili, 1 tsp red chili powder, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, salt to taste and a pinch of baking soda.

Punjabi kadhi pakora

12. Add water as much required to make a thick batter.

Punjabi kadhi pakora

13. Heat enough oil. Add in portions of the batter and fry on medium heat.

Punjabi kadhi pakora

14. Till golden brown.

Punjabi kadhi pakora

15. Okay, always make some spare because few will vanish before becoming a part of Punjabi kadhi pakoda (haha)

Punjabi kadhi pakora

16. Coming back to the kadhi, simmer it well for 40-50 minutes.

Punjabi kadhi pakora

17. Add in salt to taste.

Punjabi kadhi pakora

18. Dunk in the pakodas.

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19. Simmer for 10-12 minutes.

Punjabi kadhi pakora

20. Prepare final tempering. Heat 1 tsp oil. .Add 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder. (It will give a gorgeous look without adding any heat.)

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21. Bon appétit!

Punjabi kadhi pakora

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