Kadhi with Pakoras

Ingredients for Kadhi:

  1. Yogurt 1/2 kg.
  2. Gram flour (besan) 4 tbsp.
  3. Red chilli powder 1 1/2 tsp.
  4. Coriander powder 1 1/2 tsp.
  5. Turmeric 1/2 tsp.
  6. Salt 2 tsp.
  7. Onion (sliced) 1
  8. Water 6-8 cups
Ingredients for Pakoras:
  1. Gram flour (besan) 2 cups
  2. Salt 3/4 tsp.
  3. Red chilli powder 1 tsp.
  4. Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp.
  5. Green chillies (chopped) 1
  6. Fresh coriander (chopped) 2 tbsp.
  7. Onion (chopped) 1
  8. Baking soda a pinch
  9. Oil for deep frying
Ingredients for Baghar:
  1. Oil 4 tbsp.
  2. Cumin seeds 1 tsp.
  3. Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp.
  4. Whole red chillies 6-8
  5. Curry leaves few
  6. Turmeric 1/4 tsp.


  • For Kadhi: Mix together yogurt, gram flour, salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric.
  • Add water and onion.
  • Mix again.
  • Cook in a large pan on high heat stirring continuously till it starts to boil.
  • Lower the heat, simmer and cook for 30-45 minutes or until thick.
  • For Pakoras: In a bowl take gram flour.
  • Add red chilli powder, salt, cumin seeds, fresh coriander, green chillies, onions and baking soda.
  • Make thick batter by adding water.
  • Leave aside for 1/2 an hour.
  • Heat oil.
  • Put 1 tbsp. full at a time of the gram flour batter to make pakoras.
  • Fry till golden in colour.
  • Add them to the kadhi and cook for another 15 minutes on low heat.
  • For Baghar: Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds, whole red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Fry till whole red chillies change their colour to black.
  • Add turmeric, mix and immediately pour on top of the kadhi.
  • Take out in a dish and serve with boiled rice.

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