Kadhi Pakora


Prep Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Cuisine: North Indian


For Pakora:
1 cup of gram flour
1 medium size onion, chopped
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp ajwain seeds(carom)
1 tsp red chilli powder
½ tsp salt or to taste
¼ tsp turmeric powder
oil for deep frying
½ cup water

For Kadhi:
2 tbsp besan
2 cup curd or plain lassi
1/2 onion, sliced
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
2 red chilli, whole
1 tbsp curry leaves
cumin seeds(jeera)
1 tsp garam masala
one pinch of asafoetida(hing)
¼ tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
2 tbsp mustard oil
coriander leaves
water as required

How to Make Pakora

Step 1:In a bowl, combine gram flour, Turmeric powder, carom seeds, red chilli powder, onion, salt and ginger-garlic paste. Mix well. Now add enough water and make a thick batter. Whisk it till becomes fluffy. Keep it aside for ten mins.
Step 2:Heat the oil in a kadhai or pan. Take a full spoon of batter and drop it in the kadhai very carefully. Drop the batter 5-6 times. Deep fry on medium flame till golden brown. Drain the oil from pakoras and keep aside on absorbent napkin.

How to Make Kadhi

Step 1:In a bowl, take gram flour, curd or lassi, turmeric, chilli powder, ginger- garlic paste and garam masala. Beat it with hand beater or blender. Now add water and beat again, make smooth mixture without lumps.
Step 2:Heat the oil in a kadhai or pan. Add cumin seeds and saute a min, now add asafoetida, whole red chilli, curry leaves and onion now mix and saute it till onion becomes light brown. now add kadhi mixture and mix it well. stir it for continuously 3-4 mins. If mixture becomes thick, add sufficient water and cook it 5-6 mins.once the kadhi comes to boil, add salt to taste and mix well.
Step 3:Now add fried pakoras. Mix well and cook it for 5-6 mins.Turn off the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves. Now serve hot pakora Kadhi with rice or roti.