Onion pakoda

By Lavanya Dhanasekaran  |  27th Mar 2016  |  
4 from 2 reviews Rate It!
  • Photo of Onion pakoda by Lavanya Dhanasekaran at BetterButter
  • Prep Time


  • Cook Time


  • Serves





About Onion pakoda Recipe

Crispy and crunchy.

The delicious and mouthwatering Onion pakoda is a famous dish of Tamil Nadu and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Onion pakoda is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Onion pakoda. Lavanya Dhanasekaran shared this Onion pakoda recipe which is perfect to serve for 6 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Onion pakoda. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Onion pakoda recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

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 (2)

ajay kumar4 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 Dhanasekaran4 years ago


Cooked it ? Share your Photo