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Traditional Punjabi Kadhi Pakora

Traditional Punjabi Kadhi Pakora

Aug 03, 2021

One of Pakistan's most popular dish is Punjabi Kadhi Pakora. Deep-fried fritters (pakora) are dipped in a besan (gram flour) and spice-based yogurt sauce!

Kadhi Pakora

Punjabi Kadhi Pakora :

It tastes exactly like the one you get at your favorite dhaba. 

Is both hot and flavorful. 

Fritters made with onion and chiles are available. 

The next day, it's even better! 

The base of this Punjabi kadhi is comprised of two basic ingredients: 

A yogurt (plain whole milk yogurt is what I prefer).

Bentonite (gram flour). 

The yogurt and besan batter is tempered with spices before being cooked until it thickens and is entirely cooked. Once the kadhi is cooked, there should be no raw besan scent, and everything should just come together wonderfully. Kadhi is also derived from the term "kaadhna," which means "extended cooking on low heat." As a result, the longer you gently cook the kadhi, the better it will taste!

What is Kadhi Pakora?

Gram flour and yogurt are used to make a thick, soupy base. I promise it isn't as strange as it sounds! Pakoras that demand to be dipped in all of that delectable karhi. Overall, this is a wonderful cozy recipe. Plus, that gorgeous mustardy yellow color is ideal for the fall season.


This is, I think, a great dispute in my head. Do you have food debates? In Pakistan, kadhi pakora is served with roti by a large number of people. Scoop up the curries and pakoras with roti, eat it, be grateful, and so on. I'm not suggesting that kadhi with roti isn't delicious. Yes, it is. Because kadhi pakora is delectable in any form.


The flavor of kadhi pakora is dependent on kadhi patta. You won't be able to get the flavor of this kadhi quite correctly if you skip the kadhi patta.

kadhi Pakora

How to make Pakora Kadhi?

Here's the Pakora Kadhi Recipe. Follow the recipe to make delicious Kadhi Pakora at home.

The recipe for Punjabi Kadhi Pakora. Punjabi Kadhi is a soupy meal with a lot of pakoras and a karhi patta tadka to cap it off. It's similar to a Pakistani dumpling soup, but with a completely different flavor profile. If you like pakoras in general, you should try my Aloo Pakora and Mixed Vegetable Pakora recipes.

Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins Serving: 5

Ingredients :

In order to make the Kadhi Yogurt Base. 

0.63 cup besan (gram flour). 

0.31 kg of yogurt. 

0.94 cup of water. 

2.5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil. 

Curry leaves, kadhi patta, 6.25-7.5. 

0.31 teaspoon zeera cumin seeds. 

0.94 teaspoons garlic and ginger paste. 

haldi powder, 0.63 teaspoon turmeric powder. 

Kashmiri lal mirch, 0.31 tablespoon. 

Season with salt to taste. 

1.88 cup of water. 

This is for the Pakoras. 

1.25 cups besan gram flour. 

Season with salt to taste. 

A quarter teaspoon of baking powder. 

To make the batter, you'll need 0.63 cup water. 

Coriander seeds, 0.31 teaspoon. 

0.63 teaspoon lal mirch kashmiri. 

0.63 oz. chopped green chili. 

0.63 medium finely sliced onion. 

0.16 cup chopped fresh coriander. 

To make the Tadka. 

0.16 cup vegetable oil. 

0.63 oz. finely sliced onion. 

1.88 finely cut garlic cloves. 

sabut lal mirch whole red chiles, 2.5-3.13 oz.

sabut zeera, 0.63 teaspoon cumin seeds.

Curry leaves, 5-6.25 kadhi patta.

Instructions :

Making the Kadhi.

The Kadhi is being prepared. 

Combine the gram flour, yogurt, and water in a blender. Blend until completely smooth. But be careful not to over-blend; only until you get a creamy batter. 

Heat the oil in a big pot. Mix in the kadhi patta, cumin seeds, and ginger garlic paste.Combine the turmeric powder, Kashmiri lal mirch, and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir. 

Add oil, curry leaves, cumin seeds, and ginger garlic paste to a pot and stir well. 

Cook for around 2 minutes after adding 1/4 cup water. 

Mix in the gram flour yogurt mixture thoroughly. 

Bring to a boil, then reduce to a low heat and simmer for 2 to 2.5 hours, stirring occasionally.

The Pakoras are being prepared.

Add the gram flour, salt, and baking soda to a medium pot and stir thoroughly. 

Gradually add water and stir until a smooth batter forms. 

Mix thoroughly with the coriander seeds, red chili powder, green chili, onion, and fresh coriander. 

Heat the oil in a wok and fry the pakoras till brown and crispy. 

Transfer the fried pakoras to the kadhi and cook for about 8 minutes on medium heat.

Tadka preparation.

Add the oil, thinly sliced onion, and sauté until transparent in a frying pan. 

Fry for a few seconds after adding the garlic. 

Mix in whole red chilies, cumin seeds, and curry leaves until well combined. 

Serve with rice or roti after adding the tadka to the kadhi pakora.

kadhi pakora


As the kadhi cools, it thickens. As a result, you may need to add a little water while re-heating. 5 to 10 minutes before serving, add the pakoras to the kadhi.

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