Steamed Palak Pakoda Kadhi

Steamed Pakoda Kadhi

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The palak pakodas in this recipe are steamed in a steamer and not deep-fried. The curd and besan combination makes the kadhi a rich source of protein and calcium too.

Just by not deep-frying the pakodas, reducing the use of fat and by replacing full-fat curds with low-fat curds, the calorie count has reduced from 216 kcal to 96 kcal per serving and fat from 15.4 gm to 3.5 gm per serving.

Teams up well with hot rice and rotis as well.

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Steamed Palak Pakoda Kadhi recipe - How to make Steamed Palak Pakoda Kadhi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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For the palak pakodas

    For the palak pakodas
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough without using any water.
  2. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into a round ball.
  3. Arrange the pakodas on a sieve and steam in a steamer for 7 to 8 minutes. Keep aside.

For the kadhi

    For the kadhi
  1. Combine the curds, besan and 1 cup of water in a deep bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, curry leaves, onions and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the turmeric powder, green chilli paste, curds-besan mixture and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes, while stirring conntinuously.

How to serve

    How to serve
  1. Just before serving reheat the kadhi, add the palak pakodas to it, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Serve immediately.


Strawberry Sauce (ice-cream) 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy118 cal
Protein6.2 g
Carbohydrates14.9 g
Fiber3.6 g
Fat3.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium57.1 mg

RECIPE SOURCE : Fast Foods Made HealthyBuy this cookbook
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Steamed Pakoda Kadhi ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe)
 on 01 Jan 15 01:29 PM

I made this recipe yesterday and gathered praises from one and all... Very healthy and nutritious....steamed pakodas can be had as a tea time snack too.
Steamed Pakoda Kadhi ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe)
 on 17 May 13 04:41 PM

Though the pakodas are not fried...they really taste amazing...i can enjoy this recipe with out any guilt!!