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Kadhi Pakora Recipe

Kadhi Pakora is a recipe with onion fritters immersed in spicy yoghurt sauce! I made fresh and crispy Kanda Bhaji (onion fritters) which are used as Pakoras in this recipe.

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Kadhi Pakora, otherwise known as Dapka Kadhi represents a dish specific to the North Indian cuisine, but popular on a much more extended area. In Rajasthan and Gujarat, it is usually served with khichdi, roti, parantha and rice. It is considered a light food. The Sindhi diaspora in India usually make IMG 1583 Kadhi Pakora Recipe kadhi by first roasting the chickpea flour and adding vegetables to the chickpea gravy. Instead of yogurt, tamarind pulp is used to give it a sour taste.

Kadhi Pakora literally means “fritters with yoghurt”. The dish may be savoured both on special occasions, like weddings and other ceremonies or as part of the everyday meal. The fritters (pakoras) are made from besan flour, salt, chili powder, ajwain seeds and water. The ingredients are mixed in a thick paste, divided by spoon into medium parts and deep fried in vegetal oil. The kadhi includes besan flour, yoghurt, fenugreek and cumin seeds, chili and turmeric powder, grated ginger and asafoetida, all these ingredients are cooked in a kadhai. When the kadhi is almost ready, the pakoras are added and cooked for several more minutes. The dish is garnished with ghee or/and chili powder and served with plain rice or chapatti…Wiki


IMG 1489 Kadhi Pakora Recipe 7-8 Pakoras (Recipe)1 cup Dahi/Yoghurt1 cup besan4 cups of water1 inch ginger1 bay leaf1 tsp fenugreek seeds1 tsp cumin seeds1 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp red chilli powder4-5 dry red chillies4-5 chopped green chillies6-7 curry leavesa pinch of asafetida2 tbsp gheesalt as per taste2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

MethodIn a bowl mix dahi, besan, turmeric powder,salt and asafetida.

IMG 1492 Kadhi Pakora Recipe Mix everything well with a blender. You can mix with hands also but blender helps in avoiding lumps.

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IMG 1521 Kadhi Pakora Recipe In a deep pan, heat ghee.

IMG 1527 Kadhi Pakora Recipe Add bay leaf, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, bay leaf, chopped green chillies and red chillies.

IMG 1545 Kadhi Pakora Recipe Add red chilli powder and curry leaves.

IMG 1546 Kadhi Pakora Recipe IMG 1547 Kadhi Pakora Recipe Now add the dahi besan mixture in the pan. Mix everything well.

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IMG 1557 Kadhi Pakora Recipe Finally add the pakoras. Let it immerse for 2 mins.

IMG 1561 Kadhi Pakora Recipe Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

IMG 1570 Kadhi Pakora Recipe Serve it hot with rice.

IMG 1623 Kadhi Pakora Recipe Tip: Cook and immediately serve as the pakoras can become soggy if immersed for too long in the kadhi. You want the pakoras to be bit crunchy.Even only kadhi without pakoras tastes nice.

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  1. Ekta says:

    Wow…I loved you presentation. You have made this traditional dish look so yummy that I must try this soon and definitely in bowl! :)
    Also, how did you managed the bowl shape of rice? Did you added it first and then kadhi or you topped it over kadhi (thats difficult one to do)

    Blog rolling you:)

    • cravecookclick says:

      Hi Ekta,

      Thank you so much for your kind words:)
      That bowl trick is pretty easy.take deep plate.put rice in a katori and turn it upside down in the deep plate.pour the kadhi around the rice.
      Let me know how it turned out:)

  2. wow..what a pictures…. lovely recipe too…

  3. wow…what a amazing picture… lovely recipe too..

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  5. Kalyan says:

    looks tempting & delicious…mouthwatering!

  6. Shantala says:

    Hey Anita,

    I am a very passionate eater as well a cook :) . Came across your blog (friends to Shital), tried your kadhi recipe,I must tell you it turned out so well.. very flavorful.. planning to try the paneer biriyani..:) The blog rocks .. Thanks for the recipe …

  7. Tessa says:

    Beautiful photography!

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