Kadhi Pakoda Recipe

Preparation Time
Difficulty Moderately easy
Occasion Diwali
Recipe Type Snacks
Cuisine South Indian

Kadhi Pakoda is a very popular dish throughout India. Kadhi is a blend of yogurt and besan (gram flour) with besan pakoras. Kadhi is served with plain white rice.


Ingredient Quantity Calories Fat Cholestrol
Curd 2 cup 298.9 16.18
Gram Flour 200 gram 628
Chili powder 2 teaspoon 3.54 70.72
Turmeric Powder 0.5 teaspoon 1.43
Ghee 200 gram 1846 200 52
Fenugreek Seed 0.5 teaspoon 1.3 0.02
Potato 200 gram 138.6 0.2
Onion 150 gram 60 0.15
Spinach 300 gram 69.9 0.9
Soda 2 teaspoon 1
Coriander Powder 1 tablespoon 17.34 0.16
3066.01 288.33 52

Preparation Method

  1. 1 Whisk the Curd in a bowl.
  2. 2 Add gram all all purpose flour, Chili powder, Turmeric Powderr powder and Salt and whisk to mix well.
  3. 3 Add 1.2-litre Water and whisk again. (To get a kadhi of Butter consistency, instead of Curd use 1.7-litre ButterMilk.)
  4. 4 To prepare the pakoda:
  5. 5 Mix all the ingredients together, add about 3 tbsp Water and mix well.
  6. 6 Heat Oil in a kadai and drop spoonfuls of the batter to make about 20 dumplings.
  7. 7 Deep fry over medium heat unTil golden. Remove to an absorbent paper to drain the excess fat.
  8. 8 Heat Ghee in a pan, add Fenugreek Seed and stir over medium heat unTil they begin to pop. Add Curd (or ButterMilk) and bring to a bOil, stirring continuously. Lower the heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, unTil of thin sauce consistency.
  9. 9 Then add Potato roundels, bring to a bOil, lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, unTil the Potato are cooked (for about six minutes).
  10. 10 Add the pakodas and Onion roundels, bring to a bOil, and simmer on low heat, stirring occasionally, but carefully, unTil the kadhi reaches a thick sauce consistency.
  11. 11 Remove and adjust the seasoning
  12. 12 To prepare the tempering:
  13. 13 Heat Ghee in a frying pan, add the Mustard, Cumin Seed and Coriander Seedss seeds. Stir over medium heat unTil they begin to pop. Then add Asafoetida and stir unTil it puffs up. Add whole Red Chili and stir unTil they change colour (bright red). Add Chili powder and stir well. Remove from heat and pour over the kadhi.
  14. 14 Remove to a bowl and serve with steamed Rice or khichdi.