Monday, March 05, 2007

Mango Kadhi with Onion Pakoda

Yummy yummy mango kadhi, relished with onion pakoda's. Kadhi's are very popular in northern India. This kadhi is sweet and sour in taste. You can enjoy this kadhi, on it's own.

First make Onion pakoda and keep it ready.


1 cup - Bengal gram flour / Besan

1 big - Onion, chopped

1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder

1/4 tsp - Red chili powder

1/4 tsp - Ajwain

Salt to taste


1 ) In a bowl make a thick paste of besan, turmeric powder, red chili powder, ajwain and salt to taste with water.

2 ) Add chopped onions to the besan mixture and mix in well.

3 ) Heat oil in a wok or kadai. Take a small amount of prepared mixture and add to oil and fry to golden brown color. Strain and keep aside. In the same way make pakoda's with rest of the mixture.

You can serve this onion pakoda / fritters as a snack. Now for this recipe, keep pakoda's aside, to add later to mango kadhi.

This is similar to how cauliflower pokoda is made. Have a look to see pics....

Mango Kadhi

Ingredients to make mango kadhi

2 - Ripe mangoes, peel the skin & cut to pieces

2 cups - Yogurts / curds

2 tbsp - Besan / Bengal gram flour

1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder

1.5 cup - Water

For Seasoning

1 tsp - Mustard seeds (optional)

1/2 tsp - Jeera / Cumin seeds

1/4 tsp - Asafoetida/ hing

1 sprig - Curry leaves

2 - Whole dry red chili

1/4 tsp - Fenugreek seeds/ Uluva / methi

1 tbsp - Ginger & green chili paste

1/2 bunch - Coriander leaves, chopped

1 tsp - Sugar

Salt to taste


1 ) Add mango pieces to a blender and blend to a smooth paste. Add yogurt, besan, turmeric powder and salt to taste to the blender. Run the blender and mix the ingredients well.

2 ) Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard. After mustard pops, add jeera, asafoetida, curry leaves, whole red chili , and fenugreek seeds. Fry for a minute on low heat.

3 ) Add ginger - green chili paste and fry for a minute or two. Now add the mango mixture, water and sugar. Bring to a boil, simmer and stir. Add chopped coriander leaves to the kadhi . Cook for 2 - 3 minutes on low heat. The consistency of the kadhi should be like a thick soup. Take off the stove.

4 ) Add the prepared onion pakoda's to the mango kadhi. Immerse pakoda's in the kadhi.

Serve hot with basmati rice.

Mango Kadhi is so similar in taste to mambazha pulissery of kerala.


KitchenFairy said...

Can we use Mango Kadhi with our Pakoda with rice?I like sweet and sour taste.Thanks for sharing.

Pravs said...

Yes Kitchenfairy.Make pakoda's and add to mango kadhi.Goes very well with rice.It's less of sour taste and more of sweet taste, because of ripe mangoes. Almost like mambazha pulissery.

Mishmash ! said...

I can very well imagine that tangy mango with spicy pakoda...never tried this but looks like a winning combo! I wish I could taste ur dish now! ANy luck ? ;)


Pravs said...

Just come over Mishmash. I know in such situations you wish there was some button to click and you get what you want.

Jyothsna said...

Wow, I like this recipe very much! Mango kadhi!! Yum:)

Sia's corner said...

hi pravs,
came to ur blog while blog hopping. and i am glad to find mango kadhi recipe. lovely colour and texture. i am bookmarking this recipe. thank u for sharing this recipe.

Pravs said...

Thanks Jyothsna.

Welcome to my blog Sia. Thank you for checking me out.

Dream said...

Interesting recipe, I wud certainly try it out.
Glad to know that there is another malayalee live in Selinsgrove..

Sushma said...

I heard of simple kadhi, methi kadhi , palak kadhi..But Mango kadhi is sooo new to me..I bet it would taste delicious with the tangy sweet and sour taste of mango

Pravs said...

Hi Sushma : it's really a delicious kadhi to try...i hope you will try and let me know if you liked it :D

Anonymous said...

Hi...I was surfing last night, and came across your blog...First thing I saw was Mango Kadhi...So I just made it..Its a very complicated taste (in a great way)..We are not big fan of "sweetness" in had to make some changes to accommodate our taste buds (added lemon, and mango pickles). I am now going to try dahiwali gobhi next..:)

Thank You for sharing...

Pravs said...

Anonymous : Thanks for trying. Cooking with ripe mango will give kadhi a sweetish taste. Which is good if you like some sweet and sour taste :)