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Methi Pakora Kadhi Recipe | Food Diaries
Methi Pakora Kadhi Recipe | Food Diaries

Methi Pakora Kadhi is the a classic combination of Pakoras and kadhi that we love. Try it now!

Watch this Masala TV video to learn how to make Methi Pakora Kadhi and Besani Nankhatai Recipes. This show of Food Diaries with Chef Zarnak Sidhwa aired on 8 October 2020.



For the Pakora ingredients:

  • Fenugreek leaves chopped 1/2 cup
  • Onion, chopped 1
  • Gram flour 1cup
  • Red Chili powder 1tsp
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Fruit salt or baking powder ¼ tsp
  • Carom seeds 1 tsp
  • Oil for frying

Kadhi ingredients:

  • Curd 1 cup
  • Gram flour 3 tbsp
  • Turmeric ½ tsp
  • Red Chilli powder ½ tsp
  • Coriander Powder 1 tsp
  • Salt

Tarka ingredients:

  • Clarified butter 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Dry Red Chili 1
  • Cinnamon 2 inch
  • Coriander Leaves for garnish

To make the pakoras, mix gram flour, red chili powder, fenugreek leaves, onion, turmeric powder, fruit salt, salt and carom seeds .Add little water at a time and make a thick pakora batter. Heat oil, drop batter using a spoon and deep fry pakoras until brown and crisp. To make the kadhi, in a saucepan add the curd, gram flour, turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Add 2 ½ cups of water and using a whisk, mix the kadhi well, until it becomes smooth and slightly thick. Once it begins to thicken, turn the heat low and allow the kadhi to simmer for 10 minutes. Lastly add the pakoras and simmer for 5 minutes.
While the Kadhi is simmering, heat ghee in a tadka pan; add the cumin seeds, cinnamon stick and red chilies. Allow them


  • Gram flour 1 cup
  • Rice flour 1 tbsp
  • Semolina 1 tbsp
  • Almonds ground 1/4 cup
  • Semi-solid clarified butter ½ cup
  • Caster sugar ½ cup
  • Green cardamom powder 1 tbsp
  • Nutmeg powder a pinch
  • Salt a pinch
  • Almonds or pistachios as required


Mix the gram flour, rice flour and semolina. Add caster sugar, cardamom powder, ground almonds, salt and nutmeg powder, mix well. Now add semi-solid ghee slowly into the flour and mix well till the dough comes together. Don’t over mix. Make 2-3 balls of the dough, wrap in a cling film and keep in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes. Just before baking, make small balls from the dough, roll in your palms, slightly flatten them. Press almonds or pistachios on the top lightly. Keep space between the cookies since they will spread. Bake at 180 degrees c for 20-25 minutes till light golden. Let them cool on a wire rack.

Methi Pakora Kadhi Recipe in Urdu and English

At Masala TV you can check complete Methi Pakora Kadhi Recipe in Urdu and English. This is one of the best recipes by chef Zarnak Sidhwa at Masala TV show Food Diaries. Check out the other best recipes of chefs Zarnak Sidhwa.

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