Punjabi Kadhi

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Delight in the velvety texture of Punjabi Kadhi, a beloved yogurt-based curry, intricately infused with an aromatic blend of spices, cherished and passed down through generations, making it a soul-soothing delight for families worldwide.
Food has a unique ability to connect us with our roots and create cherished memories that last a lifetime. For me, one such dish that holds a special place in my heart is Punjabi Kadhi. Introduced to me by my husband’s family, this delectable yogurt-based curry has become not only a favorite on our dinner table but a symbol of the love and warmth that surrounds our family gatherings. Join me as I take you on a flavorful journey into the world of Punjabi Kadhi, a dish that embodies the rich traditions and love shared by my husband’s family.

In my husband’s family, Punjabi Kadhi is more than just a recipe; it’s an heirloom handed down through generations. As I watched my mother-in-law prepare it for the first time, I could see the passion and care she put into every step. The art of getting the consistency perfect and the flavors just right was a skill she had honed over years of making this comforting dish for her family.

Determined to carry on this beautiful tradition, I embarked on a culinary adventure to learn the family recipe of Punjabi Kadhi.  Now, Punjabi Kadhi has become a regular feature on our dinner table. It’s a dish that brings everyone together, evoking laughter and stories of family history. As my children grow up, they too are being introduced to this family treasure, and I can see the joy in their eyes as they savor the flavors of their cultural heritage.

In the realm of Indian cuisine, Punjabi Kadhi stands out as a culinary masterpiece, capturing the essence of the Punjab region and its rich culinary heritage. With its exquisite blend of spices and the soothing creaminess of yogurt, it has transcended regional boundaries to become a favorite in households worldwide. Whether you are seeking comfort on a rainy day or a taste of home in a foreign land, Punjabi Kadhi promises to deliver a delightful experience like no other. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your spices, and embark on a journey to savor the heartwarming flavors of Punjabi Kadhi – a dish that continues to win hearts and spread smiles, one bowl at a time.

My biggest change to this traditional recipe:  I finish off cooking the pakoras in the oven.  This makes them crispy and won’t “melt” them in the kadhi.  When I first started making this dish, my pakoras would disintegrate into the kadhi because they were too soft.  I found that toasting them in the oven helps keep their shape and they do soften up when added to the kadhi so you don’t taste the crunch but I love the toasted red color it adds.


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I'm Sapna, a foodie, blogger, wife, mom of two beautiful girls, and lover of spices.  I have a background in Nutrition and Dietetics, which I use to incorporate healthy options into all of my recipes.  I love traveling to new places, trying new food, and in turn, creating them in my kitchen to relive the magic. When I'm not in the kitchen, I love curling up with a good book, playing with my munchkins, running, hanging out with friends, and gardening.

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