Punjabi Kadhi

Punjabi food makes your mouth water. It is one of the most popular cuisines liked by people in India and abroad too.

This cuisine has so much to offer in both non veg and vegetarian dishes, that the list is endless.

So when Richa announced the theme for RCI would be Punjabi food I was very happy.

I took this opportunity to try out Punjabi Kadhi .


When it came to making North Indian style of Kadhi I always made the U.P.type which does not have vegetables added to the pakoras.

I dug into my recipes and followed Nita Mehta’s Recipe.

The kadhi was very tasty, that was our lunch Rice and Punjabi Kadhi!

The recipe goes like this-

Serves 4-6 people


1 cup besan (bengal gram flour)

2 cups khatti dahi ( sour curds)

1/2 tsp haldi powder ( turmeric)

3/4 tsp red chilli powder

salt to taste


2 Tbsp oil

1/2 tsp jeera (cummin seeds)

1/2 tsp methi daana ( fenugreek seeds)

1 moti elaichi( black cardamom)

2 laung (cloves )

3-4 dry red chillis


1 cup besan ( bengal gram flour)

1/3 cup water approx.

1 big onion chopped finely

1 small potato chopped finely

1/2”piece ginger grated

2 green chillis chopped finely

1/2 tsp red chilli powder

salt to taste

1/2 tsp garam masala

1 tsp dhania powder

a pinch of baking powder

oil for frying


1 tsp ghee

1/2 tsp red chilli powder coarsely ground

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1.Mix curd , besan, salt, haldi ,red chilli powder and 5 1/2 cups water.Beat well till no lumps remain.

2.In a big heavy bottomed pan heat oil and add all the ingredients for tadka.

3. Add the curd water mixture to the tadka . Keep stirring continuously till it boils.After one good boil, lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.

Keep aside.


1 . Mix all the ingredients for the pakoras, and beat well.

2. Drop small portions in hot oil to make pakoras.

3.Add the pakoras to the hot kadhi.


Heat ghee slightly add the chilli powder and immediately pour it on the kadhi.

Serve hot with hot rice .

This is my entry for RCI July PUNJAB guest hosted by Richa of As Dear As Salt and the event was first started by Lakshmi of Veggie Cuisine



  1. Hey…. I love the pakoda kadhi!!!! Never had a recipe for this one….. Now I am going to try this. I always loved it when my friend used to get it in her dabba!! πŸ™‚

    Oh I am so glad you like it. Even I love kadhi a lot πŸ™‚

  2. I love pakoda kadhi. I make mine a bit differently, I love your recipe, can have just those pakodas!!

    Even I love kadhi :)Please share your recipe with us too. Yes yes pakoras were tasting good and few were finished before they entered the kadhi πŸ™‚

  3. We just finished the kadhi we brought from home – we call it majjiga pulusu and add veggies to it!

    Please share the recipe of your type Kadhi too becoz I love kadhi πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Archana,
    Nice entry….I never try this pakoda kadhi…thanks for sharing simple but taste recipe.:)
    I think this pakoda also taste better with out kadhi. You work great for your post with rock slide show.:)

    Yes I agree that pakoras were tasting nice as it is:)Glad you liked the slide show Kajal. Making the slide show is also easy πŸ™‚

  5. hey, kadi chawal ani rajma chawal are most loved wknd lunches in most punjabi households πŸ™‚ ani tu shevti ghee madhye dileli phodni ekdum mast lagtey πŸ˜‰ tuzha slide show pharach avadla, bharpur photo kadhle ahes πŸ™‚ lovely entry, thanks!

    Thanx Richa tula awadle he vachun bar watla πŸ™‚ Ho Punjabi roti jasti khatat pun kadhi and Rajma barobar rice asto.Ti ghee chya phodni muley ek chaan chav yete.
    Aag slide show bara padto method dakhwayla. πŸ™‚

  6. I have never tried this pakoras with kadhi but whenevr i see the pics, its always tempting…i think its hightime I try this style!!


    Oh it tastes good.Try it πŸ™‚

  7. Looking at all these RCI entries, I can’t wait to try it all out. I have never made kadhi before and I have been bookmarking all these entries.

    Thanx for stopping by Giniann πŸ™‚ Even I have been bookmarking RCI entries.Kadhi is really easy to make and tastes good too.If you like sour things then this is for you πŸ™‚

  8. I have always had this in restaurants and elsewhere..never made it at home, will try it with your lovely instructions to guide me~~

    Its easy to makeTrupti and a little different from our type of Kadhi no sugar in it πŸ™‚

  9. We used to have kadhi regularly at our hostel when we were in college. Never tried making them, though. Thanx for the recipe…

    Oh it is easy. Thanx Ramya:)

  10. Hi Archana,
    I love punjabi kadhi too. Thanks for checking on me. Just got back to blogging after a break.

    Nice to see you back Hema . Really missing you:)I love the Kadhi too.

  11. Yes Archana Punjabi foods are popular all over the world. I love punjabi kadhi too. One my friend use d to make lovely kadhi and ur recipe is similar to hers. A good entry

    Me too prema . Iluv it πŸ™‚ Thanx Prema:)

  12. Hi Archana….
    i never miss punjabi kadhi in a punjabi restaurant… i love it and in my mind i was saying to myself, it would be nice if someone posted in their food blogs…. Now u did and am very happy.. will try it and let you know..

    Hi Priya Dilip,
    Thanx for stopping by my blog πŸ™‚
    I am so glad that you like Punjabi Kadhi so much.Even I luv it. Yes do try and let me know. The recipe is very easy to make πŸ™‚

  13. Hi Archu,
    You really ROCK nowadays with your entries for RCI..Nice to see that Khadi with blurred effect..and those naram garam pakora recipe..:)
    Nice of you to enquire about things around me..I am perfectly fine,a little occupied with marriage functions,guests coming ove r for lunch. etc etc…then a little lazy to cook and blog..thatz all..:)..
    BTW your photo was looking sooo cute with that effect in thrupti’s spice it up!!

    Hi Bharathy,
    Hahaaa :)))))), So enjoying the marriage feasts ? I know how it must be keeping you busy.Waiting to see you back.

  14. Hi Archana…Thanks for the recipe. My granny used to make it …she is frm north…really miss it here! I like the sour flavour in it very much! will try to make it. Thanks.

    Thanx Neelam ,
    Even I like the sour flavour a lot.

  15. My Hubby loves khadi.. We are south indians.. I just wanted to try out for the 1st time.. I tried this recipe & the outcome was TOO GOOD!!!! Ultimately my hubby LIKED IT VERY MUCH.. Thanks for a good recipe.. I would like to add onething.. After making pakodas I guess its good to soak them in hot water for few mins before dropping them in the khadi. This will make pakodas softer…

  16. Hi, I tried the punjabi kadhi recipe given in the coloum and it turned out to a big hit. Every one enjoyed. Little extra stuff i just added a little sugar to the kadhi mix along with the salt and added a pinch of ajwain in the pakora mix berore frying . Super Hit!!! Thanks

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