Palak Pakodi kadhi
Vegetarian/Gravy/ buttermilk/curd base gravy/Moor Kuzhambu

Dumpling recipe/ Palak pakodi/spinach dumpling




Besan flour: ¾ cup

Palak/spinach: 1 cup chopped or frozen thawed and squeeze out the excess water.

Red Chili powder: 1 tsp

Salt: as per your taste

Hing: a pinch

Baking soda: ½ tsp

Water: required amount to make the batter



Note: as I made in Paniyaram pan, I prepared little loose the batter, if you deep fry try , make a dough consistency. Make really small balls, they really puff up once fried.

Grease the paniyaram pan with little oil or heat oil to deep fry; scoop with spoon off way each hole! Again cook in low heat to make sure they cook all the way through. When all the dumplings are ready, you can soak in gravy!



It is a basic recipe for Moor kuzhambu/buttermilk gravy!



Sour curd: 1 cup

Water: 1 cup

Turmeric: ¼ tsp

Salt: as per your taste


Masala :

You need to soak at least ½ hour the dhal and rice. Do you think I am too much prepared in advance? Nope, if you are like me use besan flour and rice flour to make it with quantity mention below.


Channa dal or Besan flour: 1 tbsp

Raw rice (or Rice flour): 1 tbsp

Coconut fresh: 2 tbsp

Cumin: 1 tsp

Green Chillis: 6 to 7 numbers (reduce if you don’t like spicy)

Ginger: a small piece (appr 1 tsp grated)




Oil: 1 tsp

Hing: a pinch

Mustard seed: ½ tsp

Red chilis: 1 broken

Onion: small one diced (optional)

Curry leaves: few leaves




Grind the masala ingredients into smooth paste.

Beat the curd smooth, add the water, ground masala, turmeric and adjust the salt. Mix well.

Start with heating oil in pot; add the seasoning starting with hing. When the mustard starts to splutter pour the curd mix (Don’t forget the stove should be in medium low heat) . When the bubbles start to appear you can switch off the stove after 5 min!

Add the dumpling in serving bowl and pour the gravy. Let the dumpling sit for few minutes before serving.


When you want to add the dumpling, make sure your gravy is little watery because the gravy will reduce after adding the dumplings.