Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rajasthani Pakoda Kadhi - राजस्थानी पकोड़ा कढ़ी (Chickpea and Cilantro Fritters in Yogurt/Chickpea Gravy)

Hello friends,

This is one of our most family favorite, can be eaten anytime, cooked anytime kind of dish. Sometimes my husband and son will simply not eat kadhi without pakodas, so this is very frequently made dish. Don't worry about the measurements, because this is how much we usually make as I try to make it for 2 meals usually as everyone wants to eat the leftover kadhi, so always a little more :)

Normal prepping time for this is about 10 minutes and cooking time is about 20 minutes, isn't that quick, I mean kind of quick?

Rajasthani Pakoda Kadhi - राजस्थानी पकोड़ा कढ़ी (Chickpea and Cilantro Fritters in Yogurt/Chickpea Gravy)

For Kadhi (Gravy)
Dahi (Yogurt) - 2 cups
Water - 2 cups
Besan (Chick Pea Flour) - 2 tbsp
Dhaniya (Coriander) Powder - 1 tsp
Jeera (Cumin) Powder - 1 tsp
Haldi (Turmeric Powder) - 1 tsp
Amchur (Dry Mango Powder) - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste
For Tempering of Kadhi (Gravy)
Oil - 1 tbsp
Rai (Mustard Seeds) - 1 tsp
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) - 1 tsp
Heeng (Asefoetida) - a pinch
Lahsan (Garlic) - 4 big cloves
Adrakh (Ginger) - 1 inch piece
Hari Mirch (Green Chillies) - 3-4, finely sliced
For Pakoda (Fritters)
Dhaniya Patti (Cilantro) - 2 cups
Besan - 1.5 cups
Lal Mirch (Red Chilli) Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - as per taste
For Kadhi (Gravy)

  • Mix everything under "For Kadhi" well in a bowl such that there are no lumps left.
  • Now, take a deep and thick bottomed pan and add first 4 items under "For Tempering of Kadhi".
  • Once the seeds start spluttering, add the remaining ingredients under "For Tempering of Kadhi".
  • When nice aroma of ginger/garlic starts coming, add the yogurt mix in it and mix continuously till the mix starts boiling (A tip here, always take the yogurt out of the fridge at least an hour before you make this so that yogurt is in room temp and doesn't take very long in boiling). This constant stirring step is very important as if not done properly, the yogurt will curdle.
  • Once the kadhi starts boiling, simmer the gas for 4-5 minutes so that it gets cooked well (you can really smell a nice aroma, once it is done, so you will 
  • While this is cooking, make pakodas :)

For Pakoda (Fritters)

  • Mix all the ingredients with just enough matter to make it into a very thick batter. It should be very similar to cookie batter (very thick), add besan less or more depending on it.
  • Heat enough oil in a pan to deep fry these pakodas.
  • Once the oil is hot enough, add teaspoonfulls of batter in oil and let them fry for 1-2 min. or so till the pakodas become a nice golden brown color.
  • Drain them on paper.
  • If you like the pakodas to be crispy when you eat them in kadhi, do not add them to kadhi till it is ready to be served or they will become very soggy.

Right 5 minutes before serving, add pakodas to kadhi and serve it with warm rotis or my favorite warm white rice :)

This can also be made without pakodas. If you plan to just plain kadhi, do garnish kadhi with cilantro or even better, with some crushed kasoori methi (dry fenugreek leaves).

I am sending this to MLLA # 23 event hosted by Susan.

That's all for now. Take care till next post.


Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yummy!

Anu Nandu said...

Love the kadhi! This is authentic and thanks for the recipe! Just like ur family, I too always love kadhi with pakodas!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

my dad fav....he just loves this...looks delicious and yum.....drooling visual treat.lovely pics...

R said...

wow this is so authentic and yummy!

Unknown said...

looks so delicious...

Preeti Kashyap said...

My all time fav...kadhi! I also add palak pakodas for variation!

Kiran said...

Very delicious kadhi with yummy pakodas.Tempting pic.

Unknown said...

Thanks guys !!! Preeti, nice to have palak pakodas for variation, will surely try it out next time.

Sushma Mallya said...

i love kadi, and this one looks superb ...

Uma said...

mmm. I love this kadhi. I made this once and loved it. looks so good and delicious.

Sailaja said...

I love kadi it reminds me of mumbai Gujarathi food..

Yummy recipe

Priya Suresh said...

Pakoda kadhi looks tremendous and tempting..

Pavithra Srihari said...

very authentic and love the way u clicked it

Life is beautiful !!! said...

I have prepared it once. It tastes yummy. Your preparation looks gr8 too :)

SathyaSridhar said...

Priya,, i like pakoda kadhi very much dear it taste very good with kichdi..hmmm,,would like to make this kadhi for us with kichdi. Well presented dear.

Suja Manoj said...

Looks great..sounds a fantastic recipe.never tried this before ..will surely try...fantastic clicks dear.

SS blogs here said...

Kadhi-pakodas are such a popular favorite! Looking great!

Susan said...

Priya, this is so rich and beautiful, one could not care for dessert afterward.

Thanks very much for another great MLLA contribution!

Simplyfood said...

I have never added pakoras to my kadhi although I have apunjabi friend who makes an awesome pokoda kadhi.This looks tasty and delicious will definately try it.

PS said...

absolutely yummy kadhi, have to try it sometime..

Deepti Pawar said...

Hey there! Finally dropped by ur space. This kadhi looks yummy. Its been ages since I made ANY kadhi. Will make this sometime soon!

Malar Gandhi said...

Pakora kadhi sounds very interesting to me, gonna try this for sure...Mommy used to make vade kadhi, reminds me of that dish. I love all ur recipes:)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe. it looks so good that i come to your site every day just to look at it. I will try this recipe tonight!


Thanks for the recipe. Am going to try this tonight. A visit to Jaisalmer has had me craving for authentic Rajasthani Kadhi. Hope it comes out well.


Hi, thanks for the recipe. A visit to Jaisalmer has me craving for authentic Rajasthani Kadhi. Am going to try this and hope it comes out well.

vibrantindiatours said...

Lots of great looking dishes here! I can't keep up with all the dishes I want to make...there's always so many good ones :)
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Unknown said...

amazing blog! i wil try kadi pakodi. looks so beautiful. thankyou for shearing this post!chowringhee laxmi nagar


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