How to Make kadhi pakoda kadi pakora recipe - Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Kadhi Pakoda / Kadi Pakora

For a meal that’s tasty, light and highly nutritious, the traditional kadhi pakoda is the perfect recipe! Crispy golden brown besan pakodas get a dash of colour with coriander and green chillies, served in a bowl of rich and creamy kadhi, richly flavoured with an assortment of spices.
Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
6 People 15 – 20 Minutes 20 – 25 Minutes


For The Kadhi

  • 2 cups curd
  • 3 tbsp besan
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 small stick cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 4 to 6 curry leaves
  • 2 whole dry kashmiri red chillies, broken into pieces
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • Salt to taste

For the Pakodas

  • 1 cup besan
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • A pinch of baking soda
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp green chillies, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil for deep-frying


For the Kadhi

Step 1

Mix the curds, besan, turmeric powder, salt and 2 cups of water in a deep bowl and whisk well using a whisk. Keep aside.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, curry leaves and kashmiri dry red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

Step 3

Lower the flame, add the curd-besan mixture, ginger paste, chilli powder and a little salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

For the Pakodas

Step 1

Mix all the ingredients along with approx. ½ cup of water in a deep bowl and stir well to make a thick batter.

Step 2

Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan and drop spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil. Deep-fry a few at a time till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides.

Step 3

Drain on tissue paper to absorb excess oil and keep aside.

Step 4

Re-heat the kadhi and bring to boil, just before serving

Step 5

Add the pakodas, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes

Step 6

Garnish with freshly chopped coriander and serve immediately

Nutritional Information

Calories 107 K cal
Proteins 4.5 g
Fats 4.9 g
Carbohydrates 11.8 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 43 mg
Potassium 122 mg
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