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Kadhi Pakora is one of the most favourite comfort food from our Punjabi Cuisine. Recipes of Kadhi vary from each state to state but we will be making our punjabi version. Kadhi is basically a gravy prepared by sour curd and Besan ( Gram Flour). The pakodas are an added texture to the gravy and gives a nice taste to the palate. Punjabi Kadhi pakoda is best suited with steamed rice for lunch and dinner ideas!

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 2 Cups Sour Curd
  2. 2 Cup Water
  3. 4 Teaspoon Besan( Gram Flour)
  4. 2 Tablespoon Oil
  5. 1 Teaspoon Ginger Green Chilli paste
  6. 1 Teaspoon Jeera (Cumin) seeds
  7. 1 Teaspoon Rai (Mustard) seeds
  8. A Pinch of Hing (Asafoetida)
  9. 6-7 Curry Leaves
  10. 2 Dry Red Chillies
  11. 1/2 Teaspoon sugar
  12. 1 Teaspoon Haldi (Turmeric)
  13. 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  14. 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  15. 1 Tablespoon Fresh Chopped Coriander
  16. Salt to taste
  17. Black pepper to taste

FOR PAKODAS

  1. 1/2 Cup Besan (Gram Flour)
  2. 1 Small Onion Chopped
  3. 1/4 Teaspoon Soda-bi-Carbonate
  4. 1 Teaspoon Kasoori Methi(Dried Fenugreek leaves)
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Black pepper to taste
  7. Red Chilli powder to taste

PREPARATION TIME: 30 minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:

  • FOR PAKODAS – Mix all ingredients of pakoda and add little water to make a thick batter
  • Batter should be of dropping consistency.  Fry little batter to make small pakodas
  • For Healthy version microwave the batter in small idli moulds for 1-2 minutes at 100% power
  • Heat oil in a wok, crackle Jeera, Rai, Hing, Curry Leaves, Red Chilli, Turmeric and Salt
  • After a minute add ginger green chilli paste and saute for a minute or two
  • Beat Curd water and Besan to form a smooth batter without lumps.
  • Add this mixture to the wok and keep stirring till its a little thick
  • Add water if its too thick, keep stirring while cooking
  • Add the fried/Microwaved pakodas and let it boil for 5 minute
  • The gravy should be like yellow thick runny gravy with pakodas
  • Once done Serve hot with Steamed Rice garnished with fresh chopped coriander leaves

 

 

 

My maternal grandmother (Nani Ji) loves to eat green leafy vegetables in any form like Palak, Maat, Methi, Soya and Hara Dhaniya etc.. “Jai Ki Rasoi Se” churned out a traditional and one of her all time favourite dishes “Kale Chane Ka Saag”. This dish is dedicated to my nani ji.

Ingredient
1. 50 gm Black Chickpeas (Kala Chana)
2. 4 Bunches Finely Chopped Spinach (Barik Kati Palak)
3. 2 Bunches Finely Chopped Amaranth Leave (Barik Kati Maat)
4. 1 Bunch Finely Chopped Dill Leaves (Bari Kata Soya Leaves)
5. 1 Bunch Finely Chopped Green Coriander (Barik Kata Hara Dhaniya)
6. 1 Tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste (Adrak Lasoon Ka Paste)
7. 1 Medium Size Finely Sliced Onion (Kati Pyaz)
8. 5-6 Slit Green Chilies (Kati Hari Mirch)
9. 1 Tablespoon Red Chili Powder (Laal Mirch Powder)
10. 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi Powder)
11. Oil – As Per Requirement
12. Salt According to Taste

Preparation
1. Note: Soak black chickpeas overnight or minimum of 6 hours before cooking
2. Heat oil in a nonstick pan or kadai. Once the oil is hot add finely sliced onion and cook till it becomes light brown

3. Add ginger garlic paste and cook till the moisture from the paste gets evaporated

4. Now add soaked black chickpeas. Mix and cook for 2 to 3 minutes

5. At this stage wash and add the finely chopped spinach, amaranth leave, dil leave & green coriander. Mix them well. Cover and cook for 2 minutes, by doing this greens will start leaving it mositure which will help in cooking the black chickpeas

6. Now add all dry ingridents like turmeric, red chilli powder and season it with salt according to the taste. Mix all and add ½ cup of water, cook it on low flame till oil get seperated from them and black chickpeasare completed cooked

7. Finely add the slit green chill and mix it and cook it for another minute

8. The dish is ready to be served with any Indian bread