Fritters & Pakoras Hors d'oeuvre / Appetizers

Onion Pakora Recipe

Onion Pakora is a delicious tea time snack where in slices of onion are dipped into Chickpea batter and fried to a crisp. The method of slicing the onion varies all over India though the basic batter remains the same. It is this variation in slicing that gives it it’s distinct taste and texture.

Ingredients :

  • 4 onions
  • 1 cup Besan/Chickpea flour
  • 1/2 cup Rice flour
  • 1 tsp Ajwain/Carom seeds
  • Hing/Asafoetida
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp chilly powder
  • 2 green chillies
  • Coarsely crushed Coriander seeds
  • Oil for frying

Method :

Slice the onions thinly. Place them in a bowl along with minced green chillies, hing, chilly powder, ajwain, crushed coriander seeds and salt. Mix well, pressing the onions gently. Keep aside for ten minutes. The onions release water. Drop in the Besan and rice flour. Sprinkle a little water if required. The texture should be such that the flours should stick to the sliced onions. Heat oil in a pan. Drop in the onions a little at a time and fry to a rich golden brown. Drain on a tissue and serve hot.

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