Couple of awards & gram flour dumplings in spicy yogurt sauce (punjabi kadi pakora)

Main Dish
4 servings
10 min
10 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4

For the dumplings:

1 cup Gram flour (Besan)

2 teaspoons Ginger (Adrak), chopped

1 teaspoon or to taste Green chili chopped

Salt to taste

Oil for shallow frying

For the yogurt curry:

2 cups Yogurt (dahi) sour

½ Cup Gram flour

4 cups Water

For seasoning:

1 tablespoon Clarified butter (Ghee)

½ teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)


1/3 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds

Few Curry leaves

1 tablespoon julienned Onion

1 teaspoon Chopped Green Chili

1 teaspoon Ginger paste

1 teaspoon Garlic paste

1 tablespoon diced Tomato

2-3 dry Red chilies

1 teaspoon Turmeric powder

½ teaspoon Red Chili powder

Salt to taste

Chopped Cilantro for garnishing


  • For dumplings (pakoras):
    Add water, chopped ginger, chopped green chili, salt to the gram flour and prepare a semi-thick batter.
  • Beat until fluffy.Heat the oil in a shallow pan. Drop small dumplings of batter with your fingers into the oil and fry till brown. Remove and immerse in cold water. Let them dip and then remove.
  • For yogurt curry:
    Mix gram flour in 1 cup water and keep aside. Mix remaining water and yogurt and with the help of a whisk make buttermilk of it. Now heat this butter milk and slowly add the gram flour paste into it, stirring continually. Bring to boil. Keep stirring. Set aside.
  • For seasoning:
    Heat the clarified butter in a pan. Add cumin seeds, asafetida, fenugreek seeds, dry red chilies and curry leaves. Then add onions and sauté till soft. Add ginger and garlic pastes, chopped green chili sauté again and then add diced tomatoes. Sauté again for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add red chili powder and turmeric powder.
    Mix and immediately add seasoning to the yogurt mixture. Add the gram flour dumplings as well , add salt to taste and bring to boil again.


Couple Of Awards & Gram Flour Dumplings in Spicy yogurt sauce (Punjabi Kadi Pakora), photo 1
Couple Of Awards & Gram Flour Dumplings in Spicy yogurt sauce (Punjabi Kadi Pakora), photo 2


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