Friday 15 October 2010

Punjabi Kadhi with Pakoras ~ ICC Cooking Challenge

Punjabi Kadhi with pakoras - Fenugreek pakoras in tangy yoghurt based kadhi which is seasoned with a blend of aromatic spices .

This challenge is set for the  ICC event by srivalli of spicing up your life.
The recipe was provided by Simran of bombay foodie.

Only changes I made to the recipe were that I replaced the onions with fresh fenugreek as it is navratri and I didn't want to cook with onions.I added fresh ginger and green chilli and omitted the amchur powder and  as my curd was very sour and I replaced the  garam masala with fresh ginger paste.


For Pakoras:

1/2 cup Besan / Chickpea Flour
1 cup Fresh Fenugreek
Salt to taste
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
1 green chilli
½ teaspoon ginger paste
Sunflower oil for deep frying

For Kadhi

1 cup Yogurt
1/3 cup Besan/ chickpea flour
3 cups water
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
1 teaspoon Ajwain/ Carom Seeds
1 teaspoon Methi / Fenugreek seeds
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
1 green chilli
½ teaspoon ginger paste (instead of garam masala in original recipe)
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
½ teaspoon Amchur/ Dried Mango powder (I didn’t add this curd was very sour)
4-5 curry leaves.

Method :

For the Pakoras

1. In a bowl, take the chickpea flour, add salt, red chilli powder, ginger paste and chopped chilli. Make a batter with water to get a semi thick consistency. Add the chopped fenugreek and mix.
2. Heat a kadai with oil. When the oil is hot, drop small spoonfuls of batter gently into the hot oil deep fry pakoras till crispy.
3. Drain on kitchen paper and repeat for all batter. Keep pakoras aside.

For the kadhi

1. Make a paste with yogurt and besan, then mix with water to make a very thin batter.
2. Heat a tablespoon of oil. Add curry leaves, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, carom seeds and methi. Let splutter for a few seconds.
3. Pour in the yogurt/besan batter; add turmeric powder, salt and red chilli powder and ginger paste and green chilli.
4. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and let simmer for at least half an hour.
5. Keep stirring occasionally still kadhi thickens and rawness of besan is gone.
6. When you feel it is pretty thick, add the reserved pakoras, bring to boil.
Serve with plain boiled rice.

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  1. platter looks yum perfect with rice

  2. i really like the changes u made!

  3. Hi Nayna,

    OK..i shall check out her blog for more info..Thanx for letting me know...I dint just drop in..:)I have been following your blog for a long time!!:)


  4. Creamy and delicious..looks superb

  5. Looks absolutely yummy and i love it..

  6. kadhi looks delicious n the serving bowl is very pretty ..


  7. Rich creamy kadhi. Delicious.

  8. Delicious challenge..ur kadhi looks yum Nayna!

  9. I m just loving this.. need to try this sooon

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  10. Looks yummy :) nice dish. I have never come across it before. So will surely give it a try soon :)

  11. Oooh, I loved the smell of the fenugreek seeks, I bet fenugreek pakora would be amazing!

  12. Yummy.. like the changes you made, I am sure it tasted great with addition of green chilies & ginger

  13. That looks yum!! Great picture..

  14. Absolutely droolworthy, yummy looking kadi, makes me hungry again..

  15. I love punjabi kadhi..looks super yummyyy!!

  16. Fenugreek pakoras must have tasted awesome in the kadi..Tasty clicks :)

  17. Yummy Kadhi... I enjoyed too!!!

  18. Wow! The kadhi is very tempting and awesome! Slurp!

  19. Glad that you modified the recipe to suit, that bowl looks good..

  20. Your pakodas sound yummy. I could eat them before they go into the kadhi! :)

  21. love the colour of the kadi...very yummy looking one...

  22. I've never tried making anything like this - it looks great!

  23. yum adore pakoras and Punjabi food thanks so much for visiting my blog Rebecca

  24. happy hosting dear....already sent my entries to Pari....m ur happy follower now..u have a nice space

  25. Looks delicious. Love your addition of methi.

  26. Delicious dish with a great colour!

  27. Hi Nayna. Kadhi is my favourite and one with pakoras would be very filling!! There is an Award waiting for you on my blog. Please come and collect it when you can.


  28. hey !! there is a tag award at our blog, pl collect it and pass on..

  29. I love pakoras but I have never seen them like this :) Thank you !

  30. this really dose look so delicious :)

  31. Looks great and would be nice with rice.


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