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Kadhi Pakora

kadhi pakora is one such rich and colourful curry prepared with mixture of curd and bessan flour. more interestingly, it is then topped with onion pakoras which makes it an exotic dish. while across Kndia there are several varieties to kadhi recipe. however, this flavourful creamy recipe is from punjabi cuisine.

INGREDIENTS

FOR ONION PAKORA / PAKODA:

  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp kashmiri chilli powder
  • pinch of turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup besan / gram flour / chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp water
  • oil for deep frying

FOR BESAN – CURD MIXTURE:

  • 1 cup thick curd / yogurt, sour
  • ¼ cup besan / gram flour / chickpea flour
  • pinch of turmeric powder
  • ¾ tsp kashmiri chilli powder
  • ½ tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 – 1½ cup water

OTHER INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • ¾ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • 5-6 methi seeds / fenugreek seeds
  • ½ tsp coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • few curry leaves
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • few coriander leaves, finely chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

ONION PAKORA RECIPE:

  • firstly, take sliced onions, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and green chilli.
  • also add besan and make a dough kinda batter.
  • furthermore, make small balls and deep fry the pakoras.
  • finally, once turned golden brown, drain and keep aside.

BESAN-CURD MIXTURE RECIPE:

  • firstly, in a large mixing bowl, take curd and besan.
  • also add turmeric, chilli powder, ginger-garlic paste and salt. mix it properly
  • further add 1 cup of water, whisk and keep aside.

KADHI PAKORA RECIPE:

  • firstly take oil, and temper mustard, jeera, methi, coriander seeds, red chilli, cinnamon, curry leaves.
  • add finely chopped onions and ginger-garlic paste.
  • now add prepared besan-curd mixture and mix for 15 mins.
  • later, the mixture will start to thicken.
  • finally, top with onion pakoras, coriander leaves and serve.