Kadhi Pakora Recipe
Today, I’m sharing one of my favourite Pakistani recipes with you today, the Punjabi Kadhi Pakora recipe. Punjabi Kadhi is a soupy curry with lots of pakoras in it, and is finished off with a karhi patta tadka. It’s like a Pakistani dumpling soup, but of course with a very different flavour profile.
Calories 400 kcal
For the Kadhi Yogurt Base 1 Cup Gram Flour Besan 1/2 kg yogurt 1 1/2 cups water 4 tablespoons oil 10-12 kadhi patta curry leaves 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds zeera 1 1/2 tablespoons ginger garlic paste 1 teaspoon turmeric powder haldi powder 1/2 tablespoon Kashmiri lal mirch Salt to taste 3 cups water For the Pakoras 2 cups gram flour besan Salt to taste 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup water as required to make the batter 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon kashmiri lal mirch 1 green chilli chopped 1 medium onion thinly sliced 1/4 cup fresh coriander chopped For the Tadka 1/4 cup oil 1 small onion thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves thinly sliced 4-5 sabut lal mirch whole red chillies 1 teaspoon cumin seeds sabut zeera 8-10 kadhi patta curry leaves
Making the Kadhi
In a blender, add gram flour, yogurt and water. Blend until smooth. Be careful not to blend too much though, just until you get a smooth batter.
In a large pot, heat the oil. Add the kadhi patta, cumin seeds, ginger garlic paste and mix well.
Add the turmeric powder, Kashmiri lal mirch, and salt. Stir.
In pot,add oil,curry leaves,cumin seeds,ginger garlic paste and mix well.
Add 1/4 cup water and cook for 2 minutes or so.
Now add the gram flour yogurt mixture, and mix well.
Bring to a boil, cover and cook on low flame for about 2 to 2.5 hours while stirring in between.
Making the Pakoras
In a medium pot, add gram flour, salt, baking soda and mix well.
Gradually add water and mix well to form a smooth batter.
Add coriander seeds, red chilli powder, green chili, onion, and fresh coriander and mix well.
In a wok, heat the oil and fry the pakoras until cooked golden and crispy.
Transfer the fried pakoras to the kadhi, and cook on medium heat for about 8 minutes or so.
Making the Tadka
In a frying pan, add the oil, thinly sliced onion and fry until translucent.
Add the garlic and fry for a few seconds.
Add whole red chilies and mix,add cumin seeds,curry leaves and mix well.
Now transfer the tadka to the kadhi pakora and serve with rice or roti.
Calories: 400 kcal