Palak Pakodi Kadhi

This dish you can do it directly on the stove even if you do not have a microwave Ingredients



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For the palak pakodis


  • 1 cup palak (spinach) ; chopped
  • 1/4 cup Bengal gram flour (Besan)
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • A pinch soda bi-carbonate
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
For the Kadhi


  • 1 cup Curds
  • 2 tsp Bengal gram flour (besan)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/4 cup Onions (sliced)
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 3 Green chillis (Slit)
  • 5-6 Curry leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
Method
For the Palak Pakodis

  1. Mix the palak, besan, chilli powder, jeera, soda, oil and salt in a bowl and mix well, using a little water to make a soft dough.
  2. Divide into 12 equal portions and shape into even sized rounds, using wet hands.
  3. Grease a microwave safe plate and place the pakodis on the plate and microwave on HIGH for 45 seconds.
  4. Remove and keep aside
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For the Kadhi

  1. Mix the curds & besan in a bowl. Keep aside
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, add the oil, cumin seeds, green chillies & curry leaves & microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes
  3. Add the onions and hing, garlic & microwave on HIGH for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add the curd and gram flour mixture, turmeric powder, salt & 1 cup of water and microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes.
How to proceed :
Add the pakodis to the kadhi and microwave for 2 minutes and serve hot with steamed rice.
Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This is my entry to RCI : Gujarati Cuisine, hosted by Mythili from 'Vindu' also sending this to MEC: Greens, hosted by srivalli from ' Cookng 4 all Seasons'

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14 comments

Uma said...

Nice entry, Vanamala! Palak Pakodi looks delicious. Happy Valentine's day to you! Thanks!

Asha said...

WOW!! You made this in the MW. Looks great Mala, substantial meal.
I made something for your event, will post as soon as I type, typing takes longer than cooking the whole meal for me!:D
You can send this to Sri too "MW-Greens" btw!
Happy V day!:)

Mythili said...

Wonderful!! That gorgeous dish in microwave?? Awesome entry, I say.

Thanks for participating.

Dhivya said...

wonderful...Using MW is awesome..pic looks yummy...Happy V day to u

Red Chillies said...

Sweet, no deep frying of the pakodis but make it in the MW? I love it already!

Archana said...

looks delish!I should try microwaing the pakoda's. I typically dont like microwave cooking, but will try this one, since its deep frying free :).
First time in your blog, you have some nice recipes and great pictures.

easycrafts said...

wow...what a coincidence, we both posted the same dish at the same time

Vanamala said...

Thank you uma :)

Thank you asha. Yup will sent to MW - Greens

Thank you Mythili

Thank you Dhivya, My pleasure.

Thank you RC, yeah try it's very good taste iam sure.

Thank you archana. Glad you visit my blog. Yup try it, nice one suitable for rice.

Thank you EC :)

Happy cook said...

Wow what a excelent dish. When i saw the pic popping up i was saying beautiful colour.

Sagari said...

adding palak to pakodi is a nice idea ,pic looks soo tempting

DEEPA said...

wow!!i love kadi...but this ia nice twist ..palak in the pakodi ..Thks for sharing

Siri said...

Awesome looking Kadhi Mala and the best part is- its made in MW!

- Siri

srivalli said...

Mala, those pakodis look great..nice to know you did in mw..nice entry and something new! Thank you

Xiaolu said...

Hi Mala,

I've been wanting to try making this type of dish for a while. Can I make this with frozen spinach instead of fresh? If so, how much should I substitute in? Thanks for posting a great looking recipe!

Xiaolu