kadhi recipe | punjabi kadhi recipe | kadhi pakora recipe | kadi pakoda


kadhi recipe | punjabi kadhi recipe | kadhi pakora recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. basically a yoghurt based curry prepared with chickpea flour, and topped fritters called pakoras. it is usually served with plain hot steamed rice and/or roti chapathi.
kadhi pakorakadhi recipe | punjabi kadhi recipe | kadhi pakora recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. punjabi cuisine is primarily famous for its creamy based curries. 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 india there are several varieties to kadhi recipe. however, this flavourful creamy recipe is from punjabi cuisine.

while i am not a big fan of kadhi recipe, however my husband loves kadhi pakora recipe. he himself prepares an amazing kadhi pakora recipe. during his bachelor days, he was quite famous with his friends circle for the kadhi recipe. well initially, it was hard to believe for me, but after tasting his recipe i had to completely acknowledge it. moreover, he even adds a tsp of sugar to this recipe which i have skipped it. usually punjabi kadhi is more of sour in taste than sweet.

punjabi kadhi pakora

furthermore, i would like to highlight few tips and variations to this recipe. for the kadhi pakora recipe, i have prepared the pakoras with only onion. however, if you prefer you can also make vegetable pakora as well. just add finely chopped cabbage, carrots, potato with onions and follow the same procedure. also, sour curd is preferred for kadhi recipe. moreover, do not forget to whisk the curd properly before transferring it pan. lastly, if you are feeling lazy to prepare pakoras, you can totally skip it.

finally, do visit my other indian curry recipes collection and punjabi cuisine recipe collection. particularly, dal makhni recipe, dal tadka recipe, dal fry recipe and palak dal recipe. also, if you are ardent paneer follower, than check my indian paneer recipes collection. especially, paneer tikka masala, palak paneer, malai kofta and paneer kadai recipe.

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kadhi recipe | punjabi kadhi recipe | kadhi pakora recipe | kadi pakoda
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easy punjabi kadhi pakora or kadi pakoda recipe
Recipe type: side dish
Cuisine: north indian
Serves: 4 Servings
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 ( 1 cup =255 ml)
onion pakora recipe:
  1. firstly, take sliced onions, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and green chilli.
  2. also add besan and make a dough kinda batter.
  3. furthermore, make small balls and deep fry the pakoras.
  4. finally, once turned golden brown, drain and keep aside.
besan-curd mixture recipe:
  1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl, take curd and besan.
  2. also add turmeric, chilli powder, ginger-garlic paste and salt. mix it properly
  3. further add 1 cup of water, whisk and keep aside.
kadhi pakora recipe:
  1. firstly take oil, and temper mustard, jeera, methi, coriander seeds, red chilli, cinnamon, curry leaves.
  2. add finely chopped onions and ginger-garlic paste.
  3. now add prepared besan-curd mixture and mix for 15 mins.
  4. later, the mixture will start to thicken.
  5. finally, top with onion pakoras, coriander leaves and serve.

punjabi kadhi recipe | kadhi pakora step by step photo recipe:

onion pakora recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl, take thinly sliced onions.
    kadhi pakora
  2. furthermore, add chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and  green chilli.
    kadhi pakoda
  3. also add besan and mix well by squeezing out the onions.
    kadhi pakoda
  4. further, add few tsp of water and make a dough kinda batter.
    kadhi pakoda
  5. wet your hands with water and make small balls.
    kadhi pakoda
  6. deep fry the pakoras.
    kadhi pakoda
  7. further, stir occasionally till they turn golden brown from all sides.
    kadi pakoda
  8. finally, drain out the pakodas and keep aside.
    kadi pakoda

besan-curd mixture recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl, take curd.
    kadi pakoda
  2. to that add besan.
    kadi pakoda
  3. also add turmeric, chilli powder, ginger-garlic paste and salt.
    kadi pakoda
  4. give a good mix with the help of whisk.
    onion kadhi pakora
  5. further add 1 cup of water to dilute the mixture.
  6. finally, whisk and keep aside.

kadhi pakora recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat oil.
  2. to that add mustard, jeera, methi, coriander seeds, red chilli, cinnamon and few curry leaves.
  3. also allow to splutter.
  4. furthermore, add finely chopped onions and ginger-garlic paste. saute them well.
    punjabi kadhi
  5. now add prepared besan-curd mixture and give a good mix.
    punjabi kadhi
  6. keep stirring continuous for almost 15 minutes. else there are chances for besan to stick to bottom of kadai.
    punjabi kadhi
  7. further, the colour of kadhi starts to turn yellowish. add more water if the besan is still smelling raw.
    punjabi kadhi
  8. later, the mixture will start to thicken. adjust the consistency as required.
    punjabi kadhi
  9. then, transfer the mixture to a serving bowl.
    kadhi pakora
  10. also top with prepared onion pakoras and coriander leaves.
    kadhi pakora
  11. finally, serve kadhi pakoras with hot steamed rice / roti.punjabi kadhi pakora


  • firstly, use sour curd for authentic kadhi.
  • furthermore, add onion pakoras into the kadhi and simmer for 2 minutes. however, i like my pakoras to be crunchy, so just add just before serving.
  • additionally, adjust the consistency by adding more water.
  • also, skip garlic if you do not like its flavour.
  • finally, cook the entire kadhi on low- medium flame stirring continuously.



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  1. Mam my kadhi turns watery after 1or 2 hours. When i make, its consistency is thick but as time goes it becomes thinner and thinner and if i reheat it, it becomes watery. What could be the reason.Need you help.


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