Kasturi July 25, 2017

Punjabi Kadhi Pakora is a sour curd Kadhi made with besan, curd and besan pakora and seasoned with other spices. Kadhi Pakora is served with rice or vegetable khichdi. Here is the simple Punjabi Kadhi Pakora Recipe to try out.


For Pakora

– 3/4 cup gram flour (besan)
– 1 small finely chopped onion
– 1 small finely chopped potato
– 1 chopped green chili
– 1 teaspoon curd
– 1/4 teaspoon aniseed (ajwain)
– 1 teaspoon kasoori methi
– 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
– 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
– 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
– 1/2 teaspoon soda bi-carb
– Salt to taste
– Water as per requirement
– Oil for deep frying

For Kadhi better

– 1 cup yogurt
– 2 1/2 tablespoons gram flour (besan)
– 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
– Salt to taste
– 2 cups water

For Tempering

– 2 tablespoon oil
– 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
– 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
– 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
– 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
– 2 dried red chilies
– 1/2 teaspoon red chilli power
– 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
– 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
– 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves

How To Cook?

To Make Pakora

1. In a large bowl, add gram flour, chopped onion andamp; potato, curd, aniseeds, crushed kasoori methi, chopped coriander leaves, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, soda bi-carb and salt. Mix it well then add little water and make thick better.
2. Now, heat oil in a deed frying pan on MEDIUM flame. Then take better in a spoon and drop it in oil and deep fry it till it turns golden brown and crisp. Drain them on an absorbent paper.

To Make Kadhi Better

1. In a bowl, with the help of blender beat the yogurt and gram flour.
2. Now, add water, turmeric powder and salt to it and blend it again. Make sure that there are no lumps into the mixture.
3. Transfer this better in a deep pan and turn on the flame then put the pan on medium flame.

For Tempering

1. In another pan, add 2 tablespoon of oil. When the oil is heated, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds.
2. When they start spluttering add ginger-garlic paste and dried red chillies and saute it for 2 minutes. Then add red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala to it and mix it well.
3. Pour this temper over kadhi and simmer it for 15 minutes.
4. After 15 minutes add pakora in kadhi and cook it for 2-3 minutes.
5. Garnish this kadhi with chopped coriander leaves and serve it hot with rice.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Persons