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Recipe- Easy To Make Methi Pakora Kadhi

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15th September, 2021 04:45 IST

Methi Pakoras/Bhajiyas simmered in a curry prepared by cooking whisked yogurt with chickpea flour and spices.



For Kadhi

2 cups yogurt (full fat)
3 tablespoons besan (gram flour or chickpea flour)
11/2 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
7-8 curry leaves
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground methi (fenugreek) seeds
3-4 whole dried red chillies
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves

For Pakodas

3 tablespoons besan (gram flour or chickpea flour)
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 cup methi (fenugreek leaves), washed & chopped
1 green chilli, finely chopped



* Combine the yogurt and besan in a blender and blend till smooth. Keep aside.

* Heat oil in a deep pan. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds. When the seeds crackle, add asafoetida, curry leaves, whole red chillies, ground methi seeds and chopped garlic. Saute for about 30 seconds and add salt, turmeric, coriander and red chilli powder.

* Add the blended yogurt-besan mixture into the pan along with 11/2 cups of water. At this stage, the kadhi should look thinner than what you would like it to be because it becomes thicker when it gets cooked. You can adjust the amount of water according to your taste.
* Keep stirring continuously till it starts boiling.

* When it starts boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 8-10 minutes stirring occasionally.

* Make pakoras while the kadhi is simmering. Combine all the ingredients for pakoras except oil in a large bowl. Add about 1/4 cup of water or as required to make a thick batter and mix well.

* Heat oil in a pan for deep-frying. The oil should be medium hot to fry perfect pakoras. Drop a bit of batter into the oil, the batter should come up, but not change color right away.

* Drop 6-8 spoonfuls (depending on the size of your pan) of the pakora mixture into the oil. Deep fry the pakoras on medium heat till they turn golden brown and crispy from all sides. Repeat the same process for rest of the pakora mixture.

* Re-heat the kadhi and bring it to a boil just before serving. Add pakoras and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Please do not add pakoras earlier as the pakoras absorb the moisture and will make the kadhi very thick.

* Add coriander leaves and mix gently.

* Serve hot with roti or rice.

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