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Kadhi Pakora - South Indian Style

Bethica Das
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Kadhi Pakora - South Indian Style RECIPE

Kadhi Pakora is one comfort food which is a very common dish, relished in most North Indian homes. It is also very popular in Maharashtra, besides Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. It is either served with rice in any form or any Indian bread. But this delicious recipe varies from region to region with a slight variations in the ingredients. Basically it is besan / gram flour made into pakoras / fritters and dipped into a yoghurt-besan based sauce. I gave it a slight twist and made it in a South Indian style, adding some homemade curry leaf powder for a different flavour. The end product was simply amazing.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Fusion
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. Pakora -
  2. 3/4 cup besan (gram flour)
  3. 1 onion, sliced
  4. salt to taste
  5. pinch of turmeric powder
  6. 1/2 tsp. red chili powder
  7. oil to deep fry
  8. Kadhi -
  9. 2 tbsp. yoghurt
  10. 3 cups water
  11. 1 tbsp. besan (gram flour)
  12. 2 tbsp, curry leaf powder
  13. salt to taste
  14. 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  15. 1/2 tsp. pepper powder
  16. Tempering -
  17. 1 tbsp. oil
  18. 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
  19. 1 tsp. garlic, chopped
  20. 1/4 tsp. asafoetida
  21. 1 sprig curry leaves
  22. chopped coriander leaves, sliced onion, fried curry leaves &/or fresh chilies to garnish (opt)


  1. For the pakoras - In a bowl mix all the ingredients (except oil). Heat oil and drop dollops of the mix in batches and deep fry to golden brown in colour. Keep aside.
  2. For the kadhi - In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients and give it a whisk. Keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and temper with the mustard seeds. After it stops spluttering, add the garlic, curry leaves and asafoetida.
  4. Add the yoghurt mix and simmer on medium flame till it thickens.
  5. Serve, garnished with fried Curry leaves, coriander leaves, sliced onion and fresh chilies.

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Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   Mar-12-2018

It goes well with boiled rice.

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