Punjabi Pakorewali Kadhi

Onion and fenugreek pakoras in a thick yogurt and gram flour gravy – perfect to eat with hot steamed rice.

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Punjabi Pakorewali Kadhi
Main Ingredients Gram flour, Yogurt
Cuisine Punjabi
Course Dals and Kadhis
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Punjabi Pakorewali Kadhi

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


  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.
  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.
  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, salt and three cups of water and mix well.
  4. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadai. 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.
  5. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1525
Carbohydrates 119.3
Protein 49.7
Fat 94.7
Other Fiber Iron- 13.6mg