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Onion pakoda

Lavanya Dhanasekaran
20 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Onion pakoda RECIPE

Crispy and crunchy.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Others
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Frying
  • Snacks
  • Vegan

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. Onion - 2 cups sliced lengthwise
  2. Bengal Gram flour / besan - 2 cup
  3. Rice flour -2 1/2 tbsp
  4. Green chillies - 3 finely chopped
  5. Ginger - 2 inch finely chopped
  6. Curry leaves 2 sprigs
  7. Hot oil -2 tbsp
  8. Fennel seeds (saunf) - 2 tsp
  9. Asafoetida - a pinch
  10. salt as per taste


  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.

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ajay kumar
ajay kumar   May-17-2016

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 Dhanasekaran
Lavanya Dhanasekaran   Mar-28-2016

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