Kadhi Pakora Recipe

Posted on March 30th, 2011 by
Kadhi Pakora Recipe
Serves 4 people
25 minutes

Kadhi pakora is scrumptious yogurt dish is not only light but simple to cook. Is also known as Dapka Kadhi. Fried gram flour fritters (pakora) simmered in a sweet and tangy yogurt gravy. Enjoy with rice, chapati or paratha.

Method For Pakora:

  1. In a big bowl, mix gram flour, chopped cilantro, green chilies, carom seeds, asafoetida, baking soda and salt.
  2. Make batter using water, till you get a consistency where you can drop spoonfuls into oil, not like a liquid.
  3. Heat oil in frying pan on high heat, when oil gets hot enough for frying, reduce flame to medium.
  4. To check if the oil is ready, put one drop of batter in the oil, batter should come up right away.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of dough, 5 to 6 at a time, into the frying pan.
  6. Fry until they are golden brown in color, keep aside.

Method For Kadhi:

  1. In big bowl, mix bengal gram flour and yogurt till the mixture is smooth.
  2. Then add water, green chili, ginger paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder salt, sugar and curry leaves, mix well and keep aside.
  3. Heat saucepan on medium high, add oil.
  4. Add cumin seeds and clove wait until seeds crackle.
  5. Gently pour yogurt mixture into it, and bring it boil.
  6. Lower the heat and simmer for a 5 minutes stirring continously.
  7. Add fried pakora to it and simmer for 1 minute, turn off the heat.
  8. Serve hot with rice, chapati or paratha.


  • For Pakora:
  • 1/2 Cup Gram Flour (Besan)
  • 3 Tablespoon Cilantro (Coriander Leaves), finely chopped
  • 1 Green Chili, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Carom Seeds (Ajwain)
  • A pinch Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil for Frying
  • For Kadhi:
  • 1 Cup Yogurt
  • 1½ Cups Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Gram Flour (Besan)
  • 1 Green Chili, finley chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ginger, grated
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 4 to 5 Curry Leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
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