Feb 21, 2013
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Kadhi with Pakoras and Khichdi – (Yogurt Curry with Onion Fritters and Yellow Lentil Rice)

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Kadhi Khichdi is a very common dish found in memon community or Indian cuisine. It is basically a vegetarian dish. The name itself is mouth watering for those who have had it before. I have demonstrated  this in more pictures then my usual recipes posted.







Pakoras (Onion fritters)

Onions 2 sliced

Gram Flour (besan) 1 cup

Green chillies 2 chopped

Carom Seeds (ajwain) 1 tsp

Roasted and Crushed Coriander seeds 1.5 tsp

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Red Chilli powder 1/2 tsp

Baking Soda 1/4 tsp

Salt 1 tsp

Oil for frying



Yogurt 1 cup

Gram Flour (Besan) 1/2 cup

Water 6 to 8 cups

Ginger 1 inch piece

Bay leaf 1

Fenugreek Seeds (methi dana)1 tsp

Cumin Seeds 1 tsp

Mustard Seeds (rye dana) 1 tsp

Turmeric powder 1 tsp

Red Chilli powder 1 tsp

Green chillies 4 to 5

Curry LEaves 6 to 7

Asafetida a pinch (hing powder)

Salt upon taste

Coriander Leaves and Green Chillies for garnish



Rice 2.5 cups

Split mong lentils 1/2 cup

Oil 1/4 cup

Onion small 1 sliced

Cardamom 1

Cinammon 2 sticks

Black Pepper 5

Cloves 5

Black Cardamom 1

Water 4.5 cups

Zeera 1 tsp



For the Pakoras (Onion Fritters)

Put sliced onion and besan in a mixing bowl.

besan and onion

Add to it these 6 ingredients.

fritters ingredients


The add half a cup of water and mix it well.

fritter ingredients with water

Now with the help of hand slowly put these pakoras in hot oil for frying. You can use spoon as well.

fring pakoras

Drain out the oil once pakoras are crispy brown and ready to be taken out from oil. Leave aside till we prepare the kadhi.

onion fritter - pakoras


For the Kadhi

Beat the yogurt. I am using my chopper here.

beat yogurt


Put gram flour (besan), ginger, turmeric powder, salt, asafetide.

add besan

Make a paste of it.

mix to paste

Then add roughly 6 to 8 cups of water and blend it.

Take these ingredients.

ingredients for karhi


Heat oil and put all of thse above 7 ingredients. (I have omitted green chillies and red chillies here as my son can’t tolerate spicy curry)

ingredients in oil

After 1 minute add the besan and yogurt paste formed above.

yogurt besan paste added


Allow the kadhi to boil and thicken. Thickness is upon your requirement, I added some more water later when the kadhi seemed too thick. At this point you will lower the flame and allow it to cook for 20 minutes. Now put in the pakoras and allow them to float, cover the pot and let the kadhi be cooked for 5 more minutes.

paste thicken


For the Khichdi

Soak the lentils rice for 15 minutes after washing.

soaking rice

Gather these 7 ingredients.

Rice ingredients

Heat oil in a pot and put in the above 7 ingredients. Stir fry for 2 minutes

rice ingredients frying

Pour in water along with turmeric and salt. Allow it to boil.

rice water boiling

Add in the soaked rice and let it cook till water dries. Once water is dried cover the pot and leave it on slow flame for 15 minutes.

rice water dried

Once all is ready its time to serve. The final result would be something  like this.

karhi khichri 2








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