Mum’s Punjabi Kadhi

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This delicious and popular Indian dish is made with yogurt, gram flour, and spices. This recipe easy to follow and will give you the perfect Punjabi Kadhi every time
Serves 6

3 brown onions, finely slices
oil of choice
¼ tsp asafoetida
8-10 fresh curry leaves, ripped
1 tsp cumin seeds
½ black mustard seeds
200g natural yoghurt
110g gram flour
1 tsp turmeric powder
chilli powder
3 red onions, finely sliced
4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
3 green chillies
handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped

– Add 2-3 tbsp of oil to a hot pan. Add the asafoetida, fresh curry leaves, cumin seeds, and black mustard seeds. Let them sizzle for 30 seconds.

– Add the onions, stir through, and cook for 5 minutes until softened.

– In a large bowl, add the natural yoghurt, 50g gram flour, 1L of water, and whisk until smooth. Add the turmeric powder, 1 tsp chilli powder, and 2 tsp salt. Mix well.

– Pour the mixture into the pan, stir through, and bring it to a boil. Slit the belly of the green chillies and add them to the curry.

– Once the curry has thickened, reduce the heat to medium, add 250ml water, and cook for 20 minutes.

– Meanwhile, add 2-3 tbsp oil to another hot pan.

– In the large bowl, add the red onions, garlic, 60g gram flour, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp chilli powder, a pinch of baking soda, and 2 tbsp of water. Mix well with your hands.

– Add 1 tbsp of pakora mixture to the hot oil and cook for 4-5 minutes until golden. Transfer to some kitchen roll to remove any excess oil. Repeat the process with the rest of the mixture.

– Transfer the curry to a large serving bowl. Add the pakora and garnish with fresh coriander.

Serve with piping hot basmati rice!

1 thought on “Mum’s Punjabi Kadhi”

  1. Awww how very lovely! I understood the recipe but decided to watch just to see the interaction between you and your mum! ❤️ Love the Hindi/ Urdu exchanges. Could be my family! Very special. Stay blessed. Khadhi is one of my all time favs, a nice amalgamation of the Punjabi and Gujarati recipes I normally use. I’ll be trying this very soon!


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