Punjabi Kadi Pakoras--Indian Cooking Challenge

Punjabi Kadi Pakoras is the challenge for Indian Cooking Challenge-September 2010 .I made this dish within 2 days after Srivalli posted the recipe which she got from Lataji from Bombay Foodie. My Hubby is a lover of Yogurt based dishes and he likes Kadi very much.Once I made this with baked Cabbage Pakoras.

For Pakoras:
Besan - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 medium(Sliced)
Salt:To Taste
Red Chilli Powder:To Taste
Oil:For Deep Frying
For Kadi:
Curd:1 cup
Besan -3-4 spns
Water:3-4 cups
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds- 1 tsp
Ajwain Seeds- 1 tspFenugreek Seeds- 1 tsp
Onion:1 Large
Turmeric Powder:1/2 spn
Salt:To Taste
Red Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Amchur powder - 1 tsp

To Make Pakoras:
1.In a bowl, take the chickpea flour, add salt, red chili powder. Make a batter with water to get a semi thick consistency.
2.Heat a pan with oil for deep frying. When it is hot, dip onions in the batter and gently drop into the hot oil and fry until crispy.Take them on to a paper towel and keep aside.

To Make Kadi
1.Make a paste with yogurt and besan, then mix with water to make a very thin batter.
2.Heat a tbsp of oil. Add a tsp each of mustard seeds, cumin seeds, carom seeds and methi. Let splutter for a few seconds.Add onion slices, fry till they turn light brown.Pour in the yogurt/besan batter, add turmeric powder, salt and red chilli powder.
3.Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and let simmer for at least half an hour.Keep stirring occasionally.
4.When you feel it is pretty thick, add the reserved pakoras, bring to boil. Add garam masala and Amchur powder to the gravy just before removing from stove.
Serve it hot with Rice.


Priya said...

Lipsmacking kadhi pakoras, makes me hungry again..

uvr said...

yummy recipe!

Scraps said...

I made it almost immediately, too--just couldn't wait :)

PJ said...

I too love yogurt based dishes!!Your kadi looks yum..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Hey Kavya, u have a lovely space and glad to follow u :)


Khaugiri said...

Lovely perfect creamy kadhi :-)

Srivalli said...

Lovely plate of pakodas in kadi..thanks for joining..

Akila said...

Wow so lovely n yummy....
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