Onion pakoda | How to make Onion pakoda

By Lavanya Dhanasekaran  |  27th Mar 2016  |  
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About Onion pakoda Recipe

Crispy and crunchy.

Onion pakoda is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Onion pakoda in your kitchen. This recipe requires 20 minutes for preparation and 30 minutes to cook. The Onion pakoda by Lavanya Dhanasekaran has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Onion pakoda at home without any difficulty. Onion pakoda is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Onion pakoda would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Onion pakoda this weekend. Share your Onion pakoda cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Lavanya Dhanasekaran for inputs. In case you have any queries for Onion pakoda you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Lavanya Dhanasekaran. You can also rate the Onion pakoda and give feedback.

Onion pakoda

Ingredients to make Onion pakoda

  • onion - 2 cups sliced lengthwise
  • Bengal gram flour / besan - 2 cup
  • Rice flour -2 1/2 tbsp
  • green chillies - 3 finely chopped
  • ginger - 2 inch finely chopped
  • curry leaves 2 sprigs
  • Hot oil -2 tbsp
  • fennel seeds (saunf) - 2 tsp
  • asafoetida - a pinch
  • salt as per taste

How to make Onion pakoda

  1. Cut onion thinly lengthwise and keep it aside.In a bowl, mix together onion, salt, green chillies, ginger, fennel seeds and curryleaves, leave this mixture for 10 minutes. Water from onion oozes out.
  2. Now add bengalgram flour, rice flour, 2 tbsp hot oil and asafoetida. Do not add water. If you add water it will be soggy. You wont attain crispness. If u want you can add little oil.After mixing, it will be as shown in the picture.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai. To check if the oil is hot enough to fry the pakodas, drop a little batter into the oil, if the batter rises to the surface immediately, the oil is ready for frying the pakodas.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium, take a little prepared pakoda batter and drop it into the oil as shown in the picture below. Do not make balls or shape it, this pakoda should be shapeless.
  5. Fry until golden brown, stirring in between. Remove it from the oil and drain excess oil on a colander or paper towel.

My Tip:

Serve onion pokoda with a hot cup of tea, coffee or South Indian Filter coffee.

Reviews for Onion pakoda (3)

ajay kumar2 years ago

it worked out well, while frying the colour is changing to brown fastly but the batter inside isn't cooked fastly. why this happened..

Lavanya Dhanasekaran2 years ago


Shalini Dubey2 years ago

I absolutely love these onion pakodas! My guilty pleasures!

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