Kadhi Pakora is delicious blend of yogurt and gram flour (besan) with besan pakoras. It is loved by all north Indians no matter what their age is. And it is prepared in slightly different way in different parts of North India.
Here is the recipe of Kadhi Pakora from Uttar Pradesh. It is prepared mostly on all auspicious ocassion in Uttar Pradesh. It is generally preferred with rice but some like to have it with roti as well.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes (including frying)
- Gram flour (besan)- 1 1/2 cups
- Curd- 400 gms
- Onion- 1 medium size (finely chopped)
- Cumin seeds- 2 tsp
- Carom seeds (ajwain)- 1 tsp
- Fenugreek seeds (methi dana)- 1 tsp
- Asafoetida (hing)- pinch
- Garam masala- 1 tsp
- Chilly powder- 2 tsp
- Turmeric powder- 2 tsp
- Water- 7 cups or as needed
- Salt – to taste
- Oil- 1 tbsp for cooking
- Oil for frying
Take 1 cup of gram flour in a bowl and add water slowly to make a paste.
To check the paste is ready for pakora, put a drop of paste in a cup of water. If the paste comes on the surface of water it means it is ready for frying.
Add 1 tsp cumin seeds, salt and onion in the paste and mix it well.
Heat oil in the karahi. When it is heated completely then reduce the flame to medium.
Put small balls of the batter and deep fry them till golden brown. Keep pakoras aside in a paper towel.
Put 1/2 cup of gram flour in a bowl and add curd and add 6 cups of water in it and mix it.
Now add salt, chilly powder and turmeric powder and mix it.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan and add asafoetida, carom seeds and fenugreek seeds and stir for few minutes.
Now add gram flour paste and keep stiring it for 30 minutes.
Add pakoras in to the kadhi and let it cook for another 5 minutes.
Add garam masala before serving.
Serve kadhi pakora with rice or roti.