Plain Pakora Kadhi


Hi dear friends. Welcome once again. Today I’ll share with you guys a common, very likeable dish of Bihar called Pakoda Kadhi or Bari Kadhi. Its one of my favourites and is really a healthy treat for everyone. I have learnt this recipe from my maternal grandmother and really make it very frequently. It’s super tasty, creamy, slightly spiced and will make moods perfect and fine. Friends do try this dish. I know you will like it well enough to make it again and again. It’s my favourite idea of having a great afternoon, full of taste and fun. So let’s start—

Ingredients:-For making the pakoras:

  1. Gram Flour or Besan-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 Chilly 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


Step 1

Take the given amount of besan in a bowl.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 6

For making the gravy or sauce

Take the given amount of curd and whip it in a whipper.

Step 7

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 chilly 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.

Step 8

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.

Step 9

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

Note Points-1. Use only fresh besan for best results.

2. Use slightly sour curd.

3. Do not use an 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! I am Abha Jha and I welcome you all heartily to my blog. 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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