Kadhi Pakoda

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Aug. 16, 2013

Authentic Punjabi dish, perfect for summer because of its cooling effect which comes from yogurt. The vegetable fritters added to the dish makes it complete.


For pakodas
Gram flour 3 Tablespoon
Chopped onion 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Chopped potatoes 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Carom seeds 1/2 Teaspoon ((Ajwain))
Red chili powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Baking powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) ((For deep frying))
For kadhi
Greek yogurt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Gram flour 2 Tablespoon
Whole dry red chilies 2 , torn
Turmeric powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Fenugreek seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
Water 80 Milliliter
For garnish
Spring onion To Taste
Fresh curry leaves To Taste



For the Pakoda:

1. In a bowl add chopped potatoes, onions, gram flour, red chili powder, turmeric powder, carom seeds, and salt to taste. Add baking powder for extra crunch. Mix everything together and roll into medium size balls.

2. Deep fry them in hot vegetable oil. You could use a deep kadai or a deep fryer. When they turn golden brown, take them out and keep aside.

For the Kadhi:

3. In another bowl add Greek yogurt, gram flour, turmeric powder, and salt to taste. Mix well with a folk or a whisk. Add water (50 ml) and mix well.

4. In a pan pour the vegetable oil. When the oil is hot add fenugreek seeds, and torn whole dry red chili.

5. Once it splutters pour the yogurt mix. Stir continuously for 15-17 minutes or until it reaches a right consistency.

6. Add water (30 ml) if the kadhi is too thick. The thickness should be that of a custard. Sprinkle red chili powder and stir well.

7. Add the pakodas. Cover with a lid and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.


8. Garnish with spring onion and fresh curry leaves. Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 535Calories from Fat 315

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g55.4%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 277 mg11.54%

Total Carbohydrates 36 g12%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 16 g32%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet