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Kadhi Pakoda | Fried Veggie fritters in sour Yogurt gravy | #Kadhi Recipe

Hi foodies,

Kadhi Pakora, the famous north Indian cuisine is a delicious mouth-watering recipe that combines the taste of sour and salty. Served with steamed rice, (known as Kadhi Chawal) this perfectly balances the taste and the richness of flavors. Made with yogurt (Dahi) and gram flour (Besan) this recipe is simple to make and tasty to eat, traditionally the Pakora (fritters) are made up of gram flour (Besan) but to make it more nutritious add veggies to the Pakora, so let's check the recipe.

Serves - 4
Cooking Time - 40 min

Ingredients

For Pakora

1. Gram flour (Besan) 1/2 cup
2. Grated Cabbage 1/2 cup
3. Grated Beans 2 tbsp
4. Grated Carrots 2 tbsp
5. Grated Peas 1 tbsp
6. Salt to taste
7. Turmeric powder 2 Tsp
8. Curry Powder 2-3 Tsp
9. Red Chili Powder 2 Tsp
10. Carom seed (Ajwain) 1 pinch (Optional)

For Kadhi

1. Yogurt (curd) 1 cup
2. Cumin seed 2 tsp
3. Green Chili 2 (chopped)
4. Onion 1 cup (chopped)
5. Tomatoes 1/2 cup (chopped)
6. Ginger 1/2 tbsp (crushed)
7. Garlic 1/2 tbsp (crushed)
8. Curry leaves 5 to 6
9. Asafoetida (Hing) 1 pinch
10. Salt to taste
11. Turmeric powder 2 Tsp
12. Mustard seed (optional)
13. Corriander powder 1/2 tbsp
14. Cooking oil 2 tbsp
15. Green Chili 2 Tsp (chopped)


Preparation

1. First fry the Pakoras (fritters), for that in a bowl take grated cabbage, beans, carrots, peas, and into this add 1/2 cup of gram flour, salt to taste, turmeric powder, curry powder and chili powder. Now mix all the ingredients together, (if needed then add more gram flour) Do not add water, just mix with the moisture that is released by the vegetables.




2. Once you have mixed all the ingredients to a thick (dough like) batter, make small balls out of it. Now in a pan take oil for deep frying, add the balls in the warm oil and fry till they turn brown. (take care while using hot oil)




3. Fry them on medium heat, so that the fritters (Pakoras) doesn't burn. Once the Pakoras are fried, take them out and keep aside. Now prepare the "Kadhi"




4. To make the Kadhi, in a bowl take 1 cup of curd (yogurt) to this add salt to taste, turmeric powder, and 1/2 cups of gram flour (Besan). Mix the ingredients into a paste, add 1 to 2 cups of water or as required, mix again ( to a thin consistency batter) keep aside.




5. Prepare the tempering, for that in a pan, take 2 tbsp of cooking oil (you can also use olive oil) add one pinch of asafoetida (Hing), cumin seed (Jeera) and finely chopped green chilies.




6. Now add 5 to 6 pieces of curry leaves, and finely chopped onions, fry the onions till they turn golden brown, add crushed ginger and garlic and fry on low heat till the raw smell of the garlic is gone, finally add chopped tomatoes.




7. When the masala is cooked nicely add water (Note- add ice water, to bring down the temperature of the masala, so that when you add the curd it doesn't curdle). Now slowly pour the curd mixture and stir, on the other hand, keep stirring throughout until it starts boiling.




8. When the Kadhi starts boiling add the Pakodas (fritters) into it and let it boil for 4 to 5 more minutes.




9. Take it out and serve hot with steamed rice and enjoy a healthy and tasty Indian cuisine.




Thank you so much, for taking out your valuable time to go through the recipe, I wish you enjoyed reading and will enjoy making as well as eating it. Do share your thoughts and experience.



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