Kadhi Pakora - Veggie Fritters in Yogurt - Gluten Free
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5 People
For making Pakora or fritters
  • Onion, chopped small- 1
  • Mixed veggies, chopped small- 1 cup (carrot, beans, corn, peas)
  • Potato, boiled or microwaved- 1, large
  • Gram flour or besan- ¾ cup
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 2 tsp
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Ground cumin- ½ tsp
  • Baking powder- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Water- a few tbsps
  • Oil- for deep frying
For making Kadhi or Yogurt Sauce
  • Yogurt, thick- 1½ cups
  • Gram flour or besan- 3 tbsp
  • Water- 2 cups
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Chili powder- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
While cooking
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Whole dry red chili- 2
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Onion, chopped small- 1
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 2 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  1. In a bowl, combine all the above mentioned ingredients except oil to make pakora, add a few tablespoons water so that the flour binds well with the veggies. Do not add excess water.
  2. Make small rounds and deep fry in oil till golden in color. Transfer to a kitchen paper towel, keep aside.
  3. In a bowl, whisk yogurt and gram flour together without any lumps.
  4. Add turmeric powder, chili powder, salt and water to the yogurt mixture, combine well.
  5. Place a deep pan over medium heat, add 2 tbsp oil, let it turn hot.
  6. Add cumin seeds, dry red chilies, curry leaves, saute for a couple of seconds.
  7. Add onion and a pinch of salt, saute till onions turn translucent.
  8. Add ginger-garlic paste, saute for a couple of minutes.
  9. Add the prepared yogurt mixture, keep stirring till it starts to boil.
  10. It's important that you keep stirring the mixture, else the gram flour will thicken at the bottom.
  11. When the yogurt sauce starts to boil, add the fried pakoras.
  12. Gently, pour the sauce over the pakoras and cook for a couple of minutes.
  13. Remove the pan from the heat and keep covered for sometime.
  14. Serve with chapati or rice.
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