Kadi pakora

Punjabi kadi pakora is a Indian yogurt gramflour curry with fried pakoras and seasoned with spices and usually served with rice.

It is good lunch recipe and loved by everyone .There are many different ways to make it but Here I share my easy version of the recipe…



For pakora

  1. Besan/gram flour-1cup
  2. Redchillypowder-11/2tsp
  3. Turmeric powder-1tsp
  4. Baking soda-1/4tsp
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Garam masala-1/2tsp


  1. Mix everthing together and add water little by little to make a smooth batter with pouring consistency.
  2. Heat oil in a kadhai and now pour batter spoonful or with hands to make small pakoras.
  3. Fry until golden brown and this way finish frying all the pakoras.
  4. Take them out on a paper towel and keep aside.


For making Kadi

  1. Besan / gram flour-1/2cup
  2. Curd-1cup
  3. Oil-1-2tbsp
  4. Cumin seeds-1tsp
  5. Black mustard seeds-1tsp
  6. Ajwain/carom seeds-1/2tsp
  7. Kalonji/Nigella sativa-1/2tsp
  8. Asofaetida-1/2tsp
  9. Whole red chilly-2
  10. Curry leaves:5-6
  11. Red chilly powder-1tsp
  12. Turmeric powder:2-3tsp
  13. Salt to taste
  14. Tamarind water
  15. Onion-1/diced
  16. Tomato-1/chopped


  1. Mix curd ,besan by adding water around 4-5 cup.There should be no lumps ,now add turmeric powder and salt and mix well .
  2. Place the mixture in a wok and put it on a gas stove on medium high flame.
  3. As it starts bubbling lower the flame and cook it on low medium flame till the rawness of flour goes ( it will thicken and start bubbling leaving the sides of wok) . It will take around 30-40 minutes .
  4. Cook on low medium flame to avoid burning and keep stirring continuously in every minute or two.
  5. Now switch off the flame and prepare for the tadka in a separate vessel.
  6. Heat oil in kadhai and add cumin, mustard, kalonji,ajwain,redchilly whole and curry leaves.
  7. As it splutters ,addonion and fry for a minute.
  8. Add tomatoes and asofaetida  and give a mix and cook tomatoes,now add red chilly powder and to it add the kadi mixture .
  9. After that add tamarind water acc to your taste( depends in how tangy you want it to be).
  10. Now add the pakoras and cover and cook for 2-3mins
  11. Kadi pakora is now ready to serve.

Author: soniabarton

A Dubai based blogger luv cooking makeup n travelling and a lot of other fun stuff lyk Dubsmashing, exploring gagdets and gaming(playstation)

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