Onion Pakora / Onion Pakoda / Onion Pakodi / Vengaya pakoda / Crispy Onion Fritters

Onion Pakora / Onion Pakoda / Onion Pakodi / Vengaya pakoda / Crispy Onion Fritters

Onion pakora / pakoda is a tea time Indian street-snack. It is a perfect snack on a rainy day with hot tea or coffee along with mint chutney or Ketchup. In my childhood, I used to love buying it from the roadside shops. Now I make them at home the same way they used to make.

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Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Total Time
35 minutes
Serves
4

Ingredients

  • Onion – 4, Thinly sliced
  • Besan flour – 2 cups
  • Rice flour – 1/2 cup
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Hing (asafoetida) – 1/4 tsp
  • Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Ginger – 2 tsp
  • Cilantro (coriander leaves) – 1/4 cup, chopped
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig, chopped
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Oil – For deep fry

Instructions

  1. Add salt to sliced onions and mix it well. Keep it aside for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Now add ginger, curry leaves, pepper powder, Cilantro and mix it well.
  3. In a bowl, take besan (chickpeas) flour, rice flour, baking powder, hing (asafoetida), a pinch of salt, and combine them together.
  4. Add 1 tbsp of oil and mix it well. Then add fennel seeds and mix it again.
  5. Add onion to the flour and add 2-4 tbsp water to make a thick batter. Mix it well until the onion gets coated well with batter (don’t add more water as the onion will release moisture.) 
  6. In a deep bottomed pan, heat oil and put smalls balls of onion batter into the pan. Fry it in medium flame till the pakoras becomes golden brown and crispy.

Notes

  1. Make sure the batter is thick; otherwise it will be soggy.
  2. Be careful while adding salt to the flour in step 3, as we already added it to onion in step 1.
  3. Don’t fry it on low or high flame, it won’t be crispy.

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