Plain Pakora Kadhi.


Servings:For 4.

Time:30 minutes.

Difficulty:Medium.

Ingredients:-For making the pakoras:

  1. Besan or Gram flour-250 gms.
  2. Cumin or Jeera – A pinch or 1 tsp.
  3. Asafoetida or Hing – A pinch.
  4. Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.
  5. Baking Powder – 1 tsp.

For making the gravy or sauce:

  1. Besan – 1 1/2 tbsp.
  2. Curd or dahi {whipped} – 2 cups.
  3. Cumin or Jeera – 1 tbsp.
  4. Asafoetida or Hing – A pinch.
  5. Bay Leaf – 2.
  6. Red Chilli Powder – 1 tbsp.
  7. Cumin powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 2 tsp.
  9. Salt – According to taste.
  10. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  11. Water – 2 cups.
  12. Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp.

STEPS.

For making the plain pakoras-1.Take the given amount of besan in a bowl.

2.To this bowl add a pinch of cumin or jeera and a pinch of asafoetida or hing.

3.Then to this bowl add 2 tbsps of oil and 1 tsp of baking powder.

4.Now add water to the bowl and make out a thick batter of pouring consistency. To get fluffy pakoras it is necessary to beat the batter with hand or non-electric beater for 20 minutes. But do not whip it up or beat it in a mixer grinder or the pakoras will not be fluffy.

5.Now heat vegetable oil in a skillet and when it is quite hot start to take small portions of the batter in your hands and drop them in oil one by one till the skillet gets full. Deep fry the pakoras,slightly brown them and take them out on a tissue paper to absorb extra oil.Let it rest. The pakoras are ready thus.

For making the gravy or sauce-1.Take the given amount of curd and whip it in a whipper.

2.Take a skillet and put some oil in it.For tempering add 1 tbsp of cumin,a pinch of asafoetida or hing,bay leaf,red chilli powder,cumin powder,and kasuri methi and then add 2 cups of water to it.Now add the fried pakoras to the water and close the lid of the skillet.

3.When the pakoras become soft add the whipped curd and then add some garam masala,turmeric powder and close the lid and let it boil for some time.

4.Then lastly add salt to the dish and the plain pakora kadhi is thus ready to be served.

Tips-1.Use only fresh besan for best results.

2.Use slightly sour curd.

3.Do not use electric beater for beating the besan batter.

Do try this  recipe at home friends. It’s super tasty ,super tempting. Do share your comments and feedback and get queries resolved. I am sure you will all like this recipe as it will truly justify your efforts. Have a great weekend,till then happy cooking!!!

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Hi! Cooking has been my passion for the better part of my life. I was brought up knowing the traditional Indian style of cooking from my ancestral home. I wish to pass on this treasure trove of delightful, easy and yummy recipes to foodies and budding chefs alike. I also love experimenting with food and discovering world cuisine. I wish to keep discovering amazing new recipe's and showcasing them with the world.

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