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Punjabi Kadhi

 Published 2007-Jul-17   Updated 2022-Jul-25

- Submitted by Inara

(Kadhi Pakora, Kadi Pakodi, Dahi Kadhi)

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Punjabi kadhi is a popular Punjabi gravy. It is made with onion pakora (onion fritters) and a spiced yogurt sauce. It is otherwise called as Kadhi Pakora.

Recipe For Punjabi kadhi


For pakoras

  • Besan(gram flour) - 1 cup 
  • Onions -2(chopped)
  • Potato - 1(chopped)
  • chili powder - 1 tsp
  • salt - to taste

For kadhi

  • Yoghurt - 1 cup 
  • Besan(Gram flour) - 2 tbsp 
  • Turmeric - 1 tsp 
  • Methi dana(fenugreek seeds) - 1 tsp 
  • Whole red chillies - 2 pieces 
  • Salt - to taste


  1. Mix all pakora ingredients along with little water and make small pakoras of those and deep fry. Keep aside.

    Fried Pakodas to be added to the kadhi

  2. In a bowl mix yoghurt, besan, turmeric and salt and mix well. Make sure there are no lumps left behind. Add 3-4 cups of water to retain the consistency
  3. Heat oil in a kadhai and add methi dana(fenugreek seeds), red chillies and fry well. Now add the yoghurt mixture and bring it to a oil. Stir occasionally during the process. 
  4. Once the kadhi starts to boil add the pakoras and bring it to a boil stirring in the process ensuring the pakoras don't break.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve punjabi kadhi with fried/roasted papad, punjabi pickle and steamed rice or jeera rice.

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Comments (6)

Person   ()
i always used to think kadhi is a big work, and would never taste like in a hotel, but this is very easy and delicious, i make it every two weeks.
suggestion: U can make pakodas at once, freeze and use them whenever required.
Person   ()
Hi Anu, Good to hear that you tried and liked it. Thanks for sharing your tips.
Person   ()
Really a simple and delicious recipe. For granishing you can add two chopped onions deep fried with red chilly powder.
Person   ()
Thanks Charanjit.
Person   ()
not tried yet but seems to be tasty
Person   ()
try it.. tastes awesome!!

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