Punjabi Kadhi Recipe

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Punjabi Kadhi recipe is a delicious Indian curry made with chickpeas flour (besan), and yogurt (curd). Pakodas are made with besan and vegetables of your choice which is added to the kadhi and gives a nice crunch to the recipe. Kadhi Pakoda recipe is served with rice or any Indian bread. Kadhi- Chawal is the most popular Indian street food. So what are you waiting for? Grab all the ingredients mentioned below and try this recipe at home.

    45 Mins
    Chef Meghna
    2-3 People


To make Kadhi:
Take 1 cup curd
2 tbs Besan (Gram Flour)
Rai (Mustard seeds)
Jeera (Cumin Seeds)
Methi dana (Fenugreek Seeds)
Sabut Red Chilies (Whole Red Chili)
Kadi Patta (Curry leaves)
Lasun (Garlic) finely chopped
1/2 tsp Adrak (Ginger) Paste
2 green chillies
Turmeric powder

To make Pakoda:
1 cup Besan (Gram Flour)
1 big onion very finely chopped
2-3 Green Chilies chopped
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
Some fresh coriander leaves
Water or Curd to bind the mixture


Kadhi Pakoda are made in 2 steps
You make Kadhi and Pakoda separately and then later bring together.
I'll make kadhi first, heat up the pan
Meanwhile, heat up oil in another pan
Take 1 cup of curd
Add  2 tbs Besan or Gram Flour into curd
Mix it well
Take oil in the pan
Add Mustard Seeds
Add Cumin Seeds
Fenugreek seeds go very well with this dish
Wait till you hear the crackling sound of mustard seeds
Add 1 glass of water in the besan curd mixture
Mix well
Add whole red chiles
Add few curry leaves
Add finely chopped garlic
Add 1/2 tsp ginger paste
Add 2 green chillies
Add Turmeric powder
Add 1/2 cup water
Water is essential to be added to the tempering
Time to add besan curd mix into the pan
Mix well and cook till you get a boil
Once you get the boil, add salt
Now keep Kadhi on the side
Time to prepare Pakoda
In a bowl take 1 cup besan
Add 1 finely chopped onion
Add 2-3 green chillies chopped
Add 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
Add 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
Add 1/2 tsp Corriander powder
Some fresh coriander leaves
Mix it well
You can bind this with curd or water
Add water & make a thick batter
Take spoon-full of batter and drop into hot oil
Fry pakoda
So Kadhi and Pakoda both are ready
Now add pakoda into the kadhi
Bring it to one boil
Garnish with coriander leaves
Serve Punjabi Kadhi Pakoda with Rice
Garnish with coriander leaves
Enjoy while hot.

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