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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Kadi Pakoda/ Spinach Besan Fritters in Curd Gravy

This is an authentic and famous dish from Northern part of India. Usually pakora is made with Potato( Aloo) i have replaced it with Spinach to make it more tasty and healthy.

Ingredients For Pakoda( Pakora)-
Besan flour/ Gram flour-1/2cup
Rice flour and Maida flour-2tbsp
Spinach chopped-1cup
Onion medium chopped-1
Green chilly chopped-1
Chilly powder-1tsp
Salt to taste
Baking powder-pinch(optional)
Water required
Oil to deep fry

For Kadi( Kadhi)-
Besan flour/ Gram flour-1/4cup
Curd beaten-1cup
Dry red chili whole-2
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Chilly powder-1tsp
Jeera seeds-1tsp

Salt to taste

Mix all pakora ingredients (except oil) in a bowl, mix well to make very thick mixture.Heat oil in a Kadai and drop spoon full of mixture (about 5-6 pakoras at a time). Fry till pakoras are golden brown. In a deep bowl mix well both Besan and curd to a smooth texture without lumps. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt and enough water. Heat oil in a pan. Add jeera seeds and red chilly. When jeera crackles add the Besan mixture. Bring to boil and simmer for 10 mins. Keep stirring so that Besan doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.Add the fried pakoras to the Kadi. Serve hot with Steamed Rice


Bergamot said...

The colour looks great... kadi pakoda is a favourite dish...give it to me any day :-)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Kadhi pakodi is one of my fav dish..your version looks good..shall try surely try it out.

Padma said...

Really authentic ... looks delicious :)

Priya said...

Delicious and gorgeous dish looks great!

sree said...

Looks delicious and lip smacking with a healty touch..:)

Bhawna said...

My Family's Fav. Kadhi Chawal any time any day. I like ur little twist with spinach pakodas, it gives color and eating green.
Thank u

Shri said...

The pakora in the kadi looks very nice and the whole dish is so colorful and rich!

meeso said...

That looks soooo good, and I love the idea of using spinach instead of potato!

Anonymous said...

It's my fav. too. da kutta

Anonymous said... thinking of amma..she makes this..and we used to sit down in a circle and eat it. but i like the palak addition..healthier

sushama said...

Nice recipe, healthy and easy to prepare. Looks delicious too! Thanks for posting

Usha said...

I have been wanting to try this for a while now, this looks really inviting ,lovely color :-)

Usha said...

I have been wanting to try this for a while now, this looks really inviting ,lovely color :-)

sireesha said...

U hve nice and lovely blog...

kadhi pakoda is one of my favorite dish...ur version looks yummylicious...

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