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Punjabi Pakorewali Kadhi  Recipe

Spicy pakoras in kadhi makes it delicious.

This recipe is from the book Cooking with Love.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 4

Punjabi Pakorewali Kadhi

Main Ingredients

FOR PAKORAS, Gram flour (besan)




Dals and Kadhis

Level Of Cooking



  • Gram flour (besan)
    1 cup
  • Onion chopped
    1 small
  • Fenugreek leaves (methi) chopped
    1/4 cup
  • Ginger grated
    1/2 inch piece
  • Carom seeds (ajwain)
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Oil
    to deep fry
  • Yogurt
    2 cups
  • Gram flour (besan)
    1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Oil
    2 tablespoons
  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Dried red chillies broken
  • Ginger chopped
    1/2 inch piece
  • Red chilli powder
    1 teaspoon


Step 1

For the pakore, place the gram flour in a bowl. Add the onion, fenugreek leaves, ginger, carom seeds, chilli powder and salt, and mix. Add about one-fourth cup of water and mix well.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a non-stick kadai; drop small portions of the mixture into the hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper and set aside.

Step 3

For the kadhi, whisk the yogurt well. Add the gram flour and whisk thoroughly till smooth. Add the turmeric powder, salt and three cups of water and mix well.Heat the oil in a non-stick kadai. Add the fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, and red chillies, and sa

Step 4

Add the ginger and sauté for a minute. Stir in the yogurt mixture, bring to a boil and cook on low heat for about fifteen to twenty minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the chilli powder and fried pakore, and continue to simmer for two to three minutes.

Step 5

Serve hot with steamed rice.

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