Kadhi Pakora Recipe | How To Make Kadhi Pakora

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Kadhi is a Rajasthani dish consisting of vegetables. It has an onion-based curry sauce that can also be served over rice or bread as well. The gravy, made from gram flour, often includes pakoras to complete the meal with more protein.

In Northern India, pakoras are added to the gram flour gravy and sour yogurt is used as a way of adding flavor. It can be eaten with either boiled rice or roti bread, depending on regional preference. In Gujarat and Rajasthan it’s usually served with khichdi (a kind of rice porridge), paratha (Indian flatbread), or plain white steamed rice – whatever will serve best in your region! The kadhi that you’ll find here differs from other varieties across India because traditionally sugar was often added for sweetness but this recipe doesn’t use any additional sweeteners so some people prefer eating it without anything at all if they want more tartness.

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 55 mins
Servings: 4 Calories: 178 per cup
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


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.




Instructions For Pakora

  1. Take 1 cup of gram flour in a bowl and add water slowly to make a paste.

  2. 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.

  3. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds, salt and onion in the paste and mix it well.

  4. Heat oil in the karahi. When it is heated completely then reduce the flame to medium.

  5. Put small balls of the batter and deep fry them till golden brown. Keep pakoras aside in a paper towel.

Instructions For Kadhi

  1. Put 1/2 cup of gram flour in a bowl and add curd and add 6 cups of water in it and mix it.

  2. Now add salt, chilly powder and turmeric powder and mix it.

  3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan and add asafoetida, carom seeds and fenugreek seeds and stir for few minutes.

  4. Now add gram flour paste and keep stiring it for 30 minutes.

  5. Add pakoras in to the kadhi and let it cook for another 5 minutes.

  6. Add garam masala before serving.

  7. Serve kadhi pakora with rice or roti.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 259kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g20%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 37mg2%
Potassium 295mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 22g8%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Protein 10g20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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