Kadhi Pakora Recipe: How To Make Rajasthani Kadhi Pakora

By: Sowmya Subramanian
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Kadhi pakora recipe is made of fried fritters dipped or soaked in a thick curd and besan gravy. The kadhi pakora is a part of both the Rajasthani as well as the Punjabi cuisines. This dish is rich in its flavours, as it uses quite a few spices and the pakoras added to it make it irresistible.

The kadhi pakora recipe has a cooling effect, since it uses curd and it is also a heavy dish that fills up the stomach. This dish is moderately time consuming to prepare, but is worth giving a try. The kadhi can be served with both rice and roti.

If you want to prepare an authentic Rajasthani meal, the kadhi pakora recipe is a definite dish to be served. Continue reading to know the step-by-step procedure along with the images and a video to make kadhi pakora at home.

KADHI PAKORA RECIPE VIDEO

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Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
40 Mins
Total Time
50 Mins

Recipe By: Meena Bhandari

Recipe Type: Main Course

Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • For The Pakoras:

    Potato (peeled and cut into cubes) - 1 large

    Onions (peeled and chopped) - 2 small

    Salt to taste

    Green chillies (chopped finely) - 2 tsp

    Cumin seeds (jeera) - 2 tsp

    Kashmiri chilli powder - 3 tsp

    Gram flour (besan) - 1 medium-sized bowl

    Water - ¼th cup

    Coriander (chopped finely) - 1 cup

    Oil - for frying

    For The Kadhi:

    Thick curd - 500 g

    Gram flour (besan) - 4 tbsp

    Green chillies (chopped) - 2 tsp

    Garlic cloves (peeled) - 3

    Ginger (grated) - 1 tsp

    Salt to taste

    Turmeric powder - a pinch

    Ghee - 1 tsp

    Asafoetida (hing) - a pinch

    Cumin seeds (jeera) - 1 tsp

    Mustard seeds - 3 tsp

    Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp

    Dried curry leaves - 4-5

    Dried red chillies - 2 large

    Kashmiri chilli powder - 3 tsp

    Water - 1 litre

    Dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) - for garnishing

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How to Prepare
  • 1. Take the cut potato into a bowl and add onions to it

    2. Add salt, green chillies, cumin seeds and kashmiri chilli powder to it.

    3. Then, add besan and water, and mix well.

    4. Add chopped coriander and blend well to form a very thick paste.

    5. Meanwhile, take oil in a pan and put dollops of the batter, once the oil is hot enough.

    6. Fry them till they turn golden brown.

    7. Next, take thick curd in a bowl and add 4 tbsp of besan to it.

    8. Add green chillies, garlic cloves, ginger, salt, and mix thoroughly.

    9. Add turmeric powder and mix well again.

    10. Blend the mixture in a mixer jar to get a smooth texture.

    11. Further, add ghee in a deep-bottomed pan and add a pinch of asafoetida.

    12. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.

    13. Add fenugreek seeds, dried curry leaves and dried red chillies.

    14. Add the kashmiri chilli powder, blended curd and water.

    15. Stir continuously to avoid the formation of lumps.

    16. Cook it for about 10-15 minutes till the gravy becomes thick.

    17. Add the pakoras and let it boil for a minute or two before serving.

    18. Garnish it with kasuri methi.

Instructions
  • 1. For the pakora batter, add enough of besan to hold the pakoras together, so that it does not separate while frying.
  • 2. The amount of water to be added depends on whether you want the gravy thick or runny.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 cup
  • Calories - 178 cal
  • Fat - 4 g
  • Protein - 8 g
  • Carbohydrates - 14 g
  • Sugar - 8 g
  • Fibre - 4 g

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE KADHI PAKORA

1. Take the cut potato into a bowl and add onions to it.

kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe

2. Add salt, green chillies, cumin seeds and kashmiri chilli powder to it.

kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe

3. Then, add besan and water, and mix well.

kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe

4. Add chopped coriander and blend well to form a very thick paste.

kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe

5. Meanwhile, take oil in a pan and put dollops of the batter, once the oil is hot enough.

kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe

6. Fry them till they turn golden brown.

kadhi pakora recipe

7. Next, take thick curd in a bowl and add 4 tbsp of besan to it.

kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe

8. Add green chillies, garlic cloves, ginger, salt, and mix thoroughly.

kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe

9. Add turmeric powder and mix well again.

kadhi pakora recipe

10. Blend the mixture in a mixer jar to get a smooth texture.

kadhi pakora recipe

11. Further, add ghee in a deep-bottomed pan and add a pinch of asafoetida.

kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe

12. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.

kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe

13. Add fenugreek seeds, dried curry leaves and dried red chillies.

kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe

14. Add the kashmiri chilli powder, blended curd and water.

kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe

15. Stir continuously to avoid the formation of lumps.

kadhi pakora recipe

16. Cook it for about 10-15 minutes till the gravy becomes thick.

kadhi pakora recipe

17. Add the pakoras and let it boil for a minute or two before serving.

kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe

18. Garnish it with kasuri methi.

kadhi pakora recipe
kadhi pakora recipe
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