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Kadhi Pakoda

  • Kadhi Pakoda

    Kadhi Pakora is a delicious dish and is served mostly with rice. It is one of the most popular dishes of North India. Deep fried fritters called pakoras made of besan (gram flour) are dipped in thick curry made of curd and besan and spices. To make kadhi pakora more tasty we should use a little sour curd, which gives a real sour taste to the delicious kadhi. It is so delicious that no one denies eating it exclusively with boiled rice. It is a very easy dish to make at home, you can easily make delicious Kadhi Pakora by following this recipe.

    • Preparation Time :
    • 20 Minutes
    • Cooking Time :
    • 30 Minutes
    • Meal Type :
    • Vegetarian


kadhi pakoda Ingredients

Ingredients of kadhi pakoda

For Pakora

Besan (Gram flour)1/2 CupOnion, Finely Chopped1 Medium
Green Chilli, Finely Chopped1Baking SodaA Small Pinch
Salt1/2 Teaspoon or As Per TasteRed Chilli Powder (Optional)1/4 Teaspoon or As Per Taste
Chaat Masala1/2 Teaspoon WaterAs Needed
Oilto Deep Fry  

For Kadhi

Curd, Slightly Sour1 CupBesan1/4 Cup
WaterAs NeededTurmeric Powder1/4 Teaspoon
Salt1/2 Teaspoon or As Per TasteFenugreek Seeds1/4 Teaspoon
Cumin Seeds1/4 TeaspoonGinger, Finely Grated1/2 Teaspoon
Ghee1 Tablespoon  

For Tempering

Ghee1 TablespoonRed Chilli Powder1/2 Teaspoon or As Per Taste
Dry Red Kashmiri Chillies2Coriander Leaves, Chopped1 Tablespoon

Making Pakora

  • Add besan (gram flour), finely chopped onion, finely chopped green chillies, baking soda, salt, red chili powder and chaat masala and mix well. Gradually add water to it and mix well in this way make a thick batter. 
  • Heat oil in a wo and deep fry. To test if the oil is hot enough, put a small amount of batter in it, if it comes to the surface without changing its color, it means that the oil is hot.
  • Take a spoonful of batter and carefully pour it in the oil to deep fry. Add 4 - 5 pakoras one by one to and fry on medium heat. Fry them till they become light brown. Remove them using a perforated spoon and transfer to a plate.
  • Fry all the pakoras like this. These are half fry pakoras, we have to fry them once again. If you fry them whole in one move, it will give you the raw taste of besan in between.
  • When all the pakoras fried once, then pour all the pakora again in hot oil and fry them again till they become golden brown and crisp.

Making Curry

  • Beat the curd in a large bowl and sieve the besan and mix well with a beater or hand mixture. Ensure that there is no lump of besan in it. Add 1/2 cup of water, turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Keep it aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee in a large pan. When the ghee becomes hot, add fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds. When it starts crackling, add grated ginger to it and fry it for about 20 - 30 seconds while stirring continuously.
  • Add curd besan mixture and mix well. Cook it on medium flame for about 10 minutes until the raw smell of besan goes away from it, stirring occasionally.
  • If you find that the curry is too thick, then add 1/2 cup of water and cook it again for 3-4 minutes, so that the curry gets the pouring consistency.

Tempering and Final Kadhi

  • Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in the tempering pan. When it gets hot, add dry red Kashmiri chilli and red chilli powder and toss it a little. Turn off the gas and pour this tempering in the curry.
  • Add the fried pakoras to the kadhi and mix well. Cook it for about 3 - 4 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and transfer the delicious kadhi pakora to the serving bowl. Garnish it with coriander leaves.
  • Serve delicious kadhi pakora with rice or roti.
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