Crispy Onion Pakoda

Crispy Onion Pakoda / Pakora is basically a fried snack or deep-fried onion fritters prepared with chickpea and rice flour coating with other spices. Pakora recipe is a common snack recipe prepared across all states of India.

Crispy Onion Pakoda

Crispy Onion Pakoda

Recipe by Ushakal GroupCourse: SnacksCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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  • 5 big Onions, cut lengthwise

  • 2 green Chilies, finely cut

  • 8 – 10 Curry leaves, chopped

  • 4 – 6 Mint leaves, chopped

  • 1 ½ tsp Salt or to taste

  • ½ cup Chana dal flour

  • ½ cup Rice flour

  • Few Cashew nuts, chopped

  • ½ tspn Fennel seeds

  • ½ tspn Coriander powder

  • 1/4th tspn red Chilli powder

  • Pinch of Hing (asafoetida)

  • 1 Tbsp oil, for mixing with pakora mix

  • Oil for frying pakora


  • Cut onions lengthwise, and keep aside
  • Mix chana dal and rice flours. Add this mixed flours to cut onions.
  • To this add cut chilies, curry leaves, mint, cashew nuts, fennel, coriander powder, hing and salt and mix well
  • Add chilli powder, oil to the mixture and mix thoroughly. Keep aside for some time till onion leaves water.
  • Now heat the oil in the pan for frying pakoras.
  • Mix the pakora mix well and loosely spread the pakora mix in the hot oil contained in pan for frying.
  • Fry pakora well on all side. Remove from oil and serve the onion pakoras with green chantey.

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