Punjabi kadhi pakora recipe | Punjabi kadhi recipe

Punjabi kadhi pakora recipe is a very popular north indian recipe where crispy onion fritters are dunked in a spice, tangy yogurt based sauce. This punjabi kadhi pakora recipe is a very simple yet very delicious vegetarian curry dish. To cook the best punjabi kadhi recipe at home follow the below step by step instructions on how to make kadhi pakora?punjabi kadhi pakora recipe , punjabi kadhi recipe

 

Do you want to cook punjabi dish at home? then give a try this famous punjabi kadhi pakora recipe at home.It tastes not only delicious but also very easy to cook at home.

 

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What is kadhi recipe?

Basically Kadhi is a creamy, rich , thick yogurt sauce made of sour curd, gram flour or besan and a few aromatic spices.

Though there are a few variations of kadhi recipe available in indian cuisines like Gujrati kadhi , Rajasthani kadhi , Maharashtrian kadhi though the base ingredients are same but the main difference is using of a spices and thickness of kadhi.

 

What is kadhi pakora?

Kadhi ” is a hindi word it means aromatic yogurt sauce and “ pakora ” means fritters made from gram flour or besan. That means spicy crispy fritters made of onions, gram flour and some spices served with tasty yogurt sauce.

 

Among the other kadhi recipes this punjabi kadhi pakora recipe tastes very delicious, it is creamier and thick than others.

 

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What to serve with punjabi kadhi recipe?

You can serve punjabi kadhi recipe as a popular punjabi staple ” kadhi chawal ” where hot punjabi kadhi pakora serve with steamed rice or jeera rice. You can also serve the kadhi with roti

 

Tips to make best punjabi kadhi pakora recipe

 

  • Choice of Curd : As in the authentic punjabi kadhi recipe, kadhi tastes a little bit sour so try to use full fat sour curd or yogurt either homemade or store bought.

 

  • Type of Oil : In punjabi kadhi pakora recipe you can find a little pungent flavour, this comes from the use of mustard oil, so i suggest you should use it to maintain the authenticity, otherwise you can use any neutral oil like sunflower oil but it lacks the flavour.

 

  • Spices : To enhances, flavour of this dish don’t forget to use fresh curry leaves, and the required amount of spices mentioned in the recipe.

 

  • Pakora texture : As i like a litlle bit crispy pakora in my punjabi kadhi recipe , so i add only the required amount of water to make the batter smooth not runny and add only before serving kadhi, but if you like soft and mushy pakora add water quantity in the batter.

 

  • Cooking method : Try to cook kadhi first in medium to low flame for 20 min with string often then simmer further 10 min to get aroma in your dish.

 

  • Prevent kadhi from splitting : To avoid kadhi splitting or separating at the time of cooking always use room temperature curd , whisk it properly before adding in kadai , and most important stir often kadhi till it starts boiling, it prevents from splitting.

 

  • Must give tadka : Don’t forget to give tadka with ghee, a few whole spices and kashmiri red chili powder in your punjabi kadhi pakora recipe it really enhances flavor of your dish.

 

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How to make kadhi pakora

Here, the complete preparation of kadhi pakora recipe is classified into three simple categories first one is preparation for punjabi kadhi recipe,

second one is making pakora , thid one is cooking kadhi pakora and last one is giving tadka to punjabi kadhi.

so, let’s make it now.

 

Preparation for punjabi kadhi recipe

 

1. At first for preparing punjabi kadhi recipe in a large mixing bowl add 200 grams of sour curd then whisk it properly such that no lumps forms on the curd.

pour sour curd in a mixing bowl

 

2. Now add 4 tablespoons of gram flour or besan, 1 teaspoon red chili powder, 1 teaspoon garam masala powder, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, Pinch of salt to prepare this kadhi recipe.

sprinkle salt, turmeric, besan, red chili powder , garam masala powder

 

3. Then pour 400 ml water and stir thoroughly such that no lumps can build up in your slurry and you will get a smooth mixture.

pour water in bowl

 

4. Next stir everything mixes them properly and set aside this mixture for later usage.

whisk everything

 

 

 

Making pakora for kadhi recipe

 

1. Now to make pakora in a large mixing bowl add 2 large sliced of onions and 200 grams gram flour or besan.

add slice onions and besans in a mixing bowl

 

2. Next add 1/2 teaspoon ajwan , 1 teaspoon red chili powder, 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder , pinch of salt.

sprinkle salt, ajwan, red chili powder , garam masala powder, turmeric powder

 

3. Now mix all of them together by hand or spoon.

mix everything together

 

4. Also add 60 ml water and helps the mixture thick.

pour 60 ml water

 

5. After that rest this mixture for at least 30 min.

set aside this fritter mixture for later usage

 

6. Furthermore pour oil in pan, when oil is medium hot.

pour oil in a kadai

 

7. Place one by one onion pakora in oil.

place onion pakora in oil

 

8. Fry the pakora completely on medium flame till they become glolden brown and crisp.

fry the pakora inmedium flame till crisp

 

9. Finally remove the fried pakora from oil and place on kitchen tissue to remove excess oil from it.

place fried pakora on kitchen tissue

 

 

 

Cooking punjabi kadhi pakora recipe

 

1. For cooking punjabi kadhi pakora recipe heat 4 tablespoons of mustard oil in a pan just like the original punjabi kadhi recipe.

pour mustard oil in a pan

 

2. Now add 1 teaspoon cumin seed, pinch of hing , and 1 tablespoon chopped ginger garlic saute them on low flame till the cumin seed began to splutter.

saute cumin seed, chopped ginger garlic and hing

 

3. After that add 2 medium size chopped onions and saute them in medium flame till translucent.

saute chopped onions till golden brown

 

 

4. Next add 2 finely chopped green chilli and 10 to 12 fresh curry leaves.

add chopped green chili and fresh curry leaves

 

5. Now add  2 dried red chili and saute them in this mixture for another 2 min in medium to low flame.

add dried red chili

 

6. After that add the curd slurry which we made earlier and mix everything properly.

pour curd slurry in pan

 

7. Then make the flame medium low and boil this kadhi for about 20 min. Make sure you stir this kadhi in between this time otherwise kadhi becomes brown from the bottom.

boil the kadhi in medium flame

 

8. At this stage if the kadhi becomes thick but if it is too thick then pour a dash of water, cover the pan and simmer the kadhi for a further 10 min. Now sprinkle 1 teaspoon garam masala powder, pinch of salt in this punjabi kadhi pakora recipe.

sprinkle salt and garam masala powder in this kadhi

 

9. Don’t forget to sprinkle 3 tablespoon of fresh coriander leaves.

sprinkle freshly chopped coriander leaves

 

 

Giving tadka to punjabi kadhi recipe

 

1. Now to give tadka in punjabi kadhi recipe, in a tadka pan add 3 tablespoons ghee and 1 teaspoon cumin seed saute them till cumin seed began to splutter.

pour ghee and cumin seed in a tadka pan

 

2. Then add 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder for vibrant red colour. 

sprinkle kashmiri red chili powder

 

 

3. Finally our punjabi kadhi pakora recipe is completed now add our fried pakora in this kadhi, along with this tadka.

pour tadka on kadhi pakora gravy

 

4.  Mix them properly then close the lid for some time till all aroma properly goes into the kadhi.

close the lid

 

Kadhi pakora recipe card

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Yield: 4

Punjabi kadhi pakora recipe ( Punjabi kadhi recipe )

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This Punjabi kadhi pakora recipe is the most popular north indian curry recipe. Must try this punjabi kadhi recipe with the below step-by-step instructions.

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

Punjabi kadhi ingredients

  • 200 grams sour curd or yogurt
  • 4 tablespoon gram flour or besan
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 400 ml water for smooth mixture
  • 4 tablespoon mustard oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • Pinch of hing
  • 2 medium size chopped onions
  • 2 chopped green chili
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 10 to 12 fresh curry leaves
  • 2 dried red chili
  • 3 tablespoon fresh coriander leaves

Ingredients for kadhi pakora

  • 200 grams besan or gram flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ajwan
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 medium size slice onions
  • 60 ml water
  • 600 ml oil [ Mustard or Sunflower ]

For tadka

  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed
  • Pinch of hing
  • 2 dried red chilli
  • 1/2 teaspoon ajwan

Instructions

how to make kadhi pakora

  1. At first for preparing punjabi kadhi recipe in a large mixing bowl add sour curd and whisk it properly such that no lumps forms on curd.
  2. Now add gram flour or besan , red chili powder , garam masala powder , turmeric powder, Pinch of salt and stir everything and mix them properly.
  3. Finally pour water and stir thoroughly such that no lumps can build up in your slurry and you will get smooth mixture.
  4. Now to make pakora for punjabi kadhi recipe in a large mixing bowl add gram flour or besan, ajwan , red chili powder , garam masala powder ,pinch of salt, and slice onions.
  5. Now mix all of them together by hand or spoon , also add water and helps the mixture thick.
  6. Furthermore pour oil in pan, when oil is medium hot.
  7. Place one by one onion pakora in oil, fry the pakora completely on medium flame till they become glolden brown and crisp
  8. Finally remove the fried pakora from oil and place on kitchen tissue to remove excess oil from it.
  9. For cooking punjabi kadhi pakora recipe heat mustard oil in a pan add cumin seed , pinch of hing saute them in low flame till the cumin seed began splutter.
  10. After that add chopped onions and saute them in medium flame til translucent.
  11. Next add finely chopped green chilli, ginger-garlic paste, and saute them further 2 min till raw smell of ginger garlic disappear completely.
  12. Now add fresh curry leaves, and dried red chili and saute them in this mixture for another 2 min on medium to low flame.
  13. After that add curd slurry which we made earlier and mix everything properly.
  14. Then make the flame medium low and boil this kadhi for about 20 min.
  15. Make sure you stir this kadhi in between this time otherwise kadhi become brown from bottom.
  16. At this stage if kadhi becomes thick but if it is too thick then pour dash of water , cover the pan and simmer the kadhi for further 10 min.
  17. Now sprinkle garam masala powder, pinch of salt, and coriander leaves in this punjabi kadhi pakora recipe.
  18. Finally our kadhi pakora recipe is completed now add our fried pakora in this kadhi, mix them properly then close the lid for sometime till all aroma properly goes into the kadhi.
  19. Heat 2 tablespoon ghee in a pan add dried red chilli , cumin seed , mustard seed , hing , when they start splutter add kashmiri red chili powder.
  20. Finally pour in pan and close the lid till the aroma completely goes into kadhi

Notes

Kadhi Pakora Recipe Note

  • After giving the tadka don't open the lid immediately ,just keep it as it is to properly infuse flavour in kadhi.
  • To get it's delicious flavour if possible serve hot kadhi pakora immediately.

    Nutrition Information

    Yield

    3

    Serving Size

    3

    Amount Per Serving Calories 1187Total Fat 80gSaturated Fat 21gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 44gCholesterol 156mgSodium 3061mgCarbohydrates 67gFiber 11gSugar 15gProtein 55g

    Disclaimer: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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