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Punjabi kadhi with onion pakoras and steamed rice

Anjali Verma
25 minutes
Prep Time
75 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Punjabi kadhi with onion pakoras and steamed rice RECIPE

Its very yummy and favourite combo dish not only of punjabis but people of other states also. Onion pakoras in kadhi enhances the flavour and taste of it.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Punjabi
  • Simmering
  • Roasting
  • Boiling
  • Frying
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Ingredients for onion pakoras :
  2. 1/3 cup besan (gram flour)
  3. 1/2 Cup onion finely chopped
  4. 1 small Green chili finely chopped
  5. Salt to taste
  6. 3 tablespoons water
  7. Oil for frying
  8. Ingredients for kadhi :
  9. 3/4 cup Plain sour yogurt (dahi or curd)
  10. 1 tablespoon Besan (gram flour)
  11. Salt to taste
  12. 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  13. 1 ½ cups water
  14. 1 tablespoon mustard oil
  15. 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  16. 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
  17. 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  18. A pinch Asafoetida
  19. Ingredients For kadhi Tempering:
  20. 4-5 Curry Leaves
  21. 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  22. 1 +1/2 teaspoons pure Ghee
  23. Ginger garlic paste 1 teaspoon
  24. Ingredients for steamed rice :
  25. Washed and Soaked rice 1 cup
  26. Water 2 cups
  27. Pure Ghee 1 tablespoon
  28. Salt to taste


  1. First pakora making process :
  2. Mix besan, onion, green chili and salt in a bowl.Add water and make thick batter.
  3. Meanwhile heat the oil for deep frying on medium heat. Once oil is hot drop spoonful of batter into hot oil. You can use your hand or spoon.
  4. Fry till pakoras become golden brown. Keep moving pakoras in pan , so that they get cooked and browned evenly.
  5. Remove pakoras to a paper towel lined plate and keep it aside
  6. Making punjabi kadhi :
  7. Mix yogurt, besan, salt and turmeric powder in a bowl. Make sure there are no lumps of besan. You can use hand blender or wire whisk.
  8. Add little water at a time and keep whisking to make lump free batter.
  9. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds and asafoetida . let them sizzle.
  10. Then add coriander seeds and fenugreek seeds. Let them fry for few seconds till nice aroma comes of it.
  11. Mix in prepared yogurt-besan mixture. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer on low-medium heat. It will start to thicken up. Keep stirring occasionally.
  12. Making of tempering:
  13. While kadhi is simmering, on another stove heat the ghee in a small pan on medium heat.
  14. Once hot turn off the stove, add red chili powder, curry leaves, ginger-garlic paste and stir. Immediately add tempering to the simmering kadhi.
  15. Stir it well.Add fried pakoras and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes so that pakoras get soft and soak up the flavours.
  16. Now turn off the flame.
  17. Making of steamed rice :
  18. First heat a heavy bottom pan and boil water in it.
  19. When water becomes rolling boil , low the flame and add rest mentioned ingredients.
  20. cook on low flame till water evaporates and rice softens.
  21. Lid the pan for 2 minutes.After 2 minutes, rice are ready to relish.
  22. Serve piping hot steamed rice with Kadhi.

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Milli Garg
Milli Garg   Apr-25-2018

I love to have it.

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