Kadhi Pakora Recipe | Punjabi Kadhi Pakoda Recipe | Easy to Make Kadhi Pakora at Home

Kadhi Pakora 

Kadhi Pakora is one of the most famous dishes in North India. Punjabi Kadhi Pakoda is delicious, soul satisfying and packed with complex flavours. Slow cooked curry (Kadhi) and gram flour fritters (Pakora) make Kadhi Pakora!

kadhi pakora recipe

How to make Kadhi Pakora at home?

It is an easy to make recipe at home. Please be ready with all the ingredients listed in this Punjabi Kadhi Pakora recipe and follow the step by step preparation guide. Create a wholesome meal with this delicious Kadhi Pakora and earn praises from everyone including picky eaters!

Punjabi Kadhi Pakora Recipe

Ingredients for Pakora:

Gram flour (Besan) 1 cup

Onion chopped 1 medium sized

Coriander leaves chopped 1/4 cup

Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon 

Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

Cumin powder a pinch 

Garam masala 1/4 teaspoon (optional) 

Baking soda a pinch

Salt to taste 

Water as required 

Oil to fry

Preparation steps for Pakora:

Take a mixing bowl. Add chopped onions and then add besan to it and give a mix. 

Now add spices and give a gentle mix. 

Now add little by little water and keep stirring the batter. It should not be too runny not too thick. Simultaneously make sure no lumps to be formed into the batter. 

Time to fry the Pakora - heat the oil on medium flame. Once the oil is hot, with the help of spoon mix the batter again and start dropping the batter into the hot oil. 

Let it cook on one side till golden brown and then flip and cook the other side. 

Make sure to cook on medium to low heat so that Pakoras are cooked from inside too. 

Drain on paper towel and keep aside. 

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Ingredients for Kadhi:

Yoghurt (curd) 1 cup

Gram flour (Besan) 1/4 cup

Water 3 cups

Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste


Take a mixing bowl, add yoghurt, then add water whisk generously. 

Now add besan and whisk until both are well combined. 

Add spices and whisk and make it lump free mixture. Keep aside the prepared Kadhi mixture.

Tempering the Kadhi


Oil 3 tbsp

Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

Hing 1/2 teaspoon

Green chilli paste 1 teaspoon 

Ginger paste 1/4 teaspoon

Curry leaves few


Take a deep and large pan or kadai, add oil then add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let them splutter then add hing, green chilli paste and ginger paste and stir for 1 minute, later add curry leaves. 

Add prepared besan and yoghurt mixture into the pan, now stir continuously on medium and high heat until Kadhi comes to a boil. 

Cook the Kadhi for about 20 minutes and keep stirring it in between. 

After 30 minutes Kadhi would have considerably thickened and completely cooked. You can add little water if it looks too thick. 

Add the prepared Pakoras to the Kadhi and transfer it into serving bowl. 

Pakora Kadhi is ready to serve with rice or roti.

punjabi kadhi pakora recipe

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