Onion – 1 cup (sliced very thin)
Gram flour- 1 cup
Rice flour-1/4 cup
Curry leaves- 4 to 5 leaves
Baking powder- 1/2 tsp
oil- 2 tbsp
Green chillies-1 (minced)
Red chilli powder- 1 tsp – 1 1/2 tsp (according to your spice level)
Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
salt- to taste
Oil for deep-frying
Slice onion into very thin strips.
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. (add red chilli powder according to your spice level) Add onion, minced chilli and 2 tsp oil to this mixture and combine everything well.
Sprinkle very little water (1 to 2 tbsp) and mix. Mixture should not come to a dough consistency, it should just come together when pressed gently.
Heat oil in a frying pan and take a ping-pong ball size mixture in your hand, press very gently and drop into the oil slowly.
Fry until golden brown and remove and place them on a paper towel. (Do not shape or press the dough mixture too hard while dropping into the oil). The long strips of onion slightly coated with flour gives a wonderful crunchy texture.
Enjoy with tomato ketchup or just plain!
23 thoughts on “Onion Pakoda”
I associate Pakodas with rain all the time. These are perfect for that kind of weather..crispy, spicy and delicious. Its been a while since I made them and your Pakodas are tempting me to make them right away. Yummm!
Isn’t it Sonali?? We always do associate spicy or deep fried items with rain…or even hot tea or coffee for that matter… As the rain showers, my husbands goes ” is there anything spicy and hot to eat”?
They look so crispy and appetizing!
Gosh, i can barely smells the fried onion,
with crunchy outside and soft caramelized onion inside, superb!!!
Thanks Dedy! Yeah it has a wonderful texture and I guess nothing can beat caramelized onions for that matter…
You know? I don’t think I ever knew you lived in California! Hmm. Onion pakoras are by far my favourite, everyone has favourites, I like the onion ones…and spinach those are good too. Actually, I like all of them. And I agree rain and pakoras go so well together. I could eat that whole plate, they look soooo good.
Its not your fault Nazneen, guess I had not mentioned it in my earlier posts 🙂 when it comes to pakodas, its really a hard time choosing which one is the best.. I like all of them..
My favourite pakoda, it looks delicious! I would make it my dinner! 😀
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🙂 thank you!
Totally agree, I always associate them with rain and with a good cup of chai of course! Perfect, these look delicious. Thanks for stopping by my blog, nice to discover your space!!
Thank you! Its a pleasure to discover new and interesting blog like yours…
Ofcourse! my day never ends without having a cup of chai and I always like to drink my tea while having these pakodas.. you have a great weekend ahead…
Your pakoda looks delicious! I’d love to snack on this any time of day 🙂
These look so yummy!
These are yummy Angie.. the gram flour coating on the sliced onions when fried gives a wonderful crispy texture and no one can stop having just few..
The pakoda look perfect and so crisp….I would love to dunk them in a spicy green chutney instead and gorge on them. 😉
Thanks Taruna! spicy green chutney and pagoda’s will be an ultimate combination..
There is always someone in my house that want some fried onions! This recipe comes in handy…your onions look delicious! Thanks! 🙂 ela
Thank you! you should give it a try, I bet you all will love the texture and taste…
Deepti, watching a movie and munching away on these delicious crispy, spicy fried onion pakodas sounds absolutely delightful to me – they look so wonderful – what a fantastic snack, rain or no rain!
Thanks Andrea! Having a toddler around, I usually do not get to watch anything completely… but when I get an opportunity like this, I want to enjoy it to the fullest 🙂
This crispy snack is calling my name…