Onion Pakoda | How to make Crispy Onion Pakoda

Onion Pakodas

Onion Pakoda or Onion Pakora is one of the tastiest and simplest form of deep fried snack varieties popular all over India.

There are absolutely so many variations you can make in this fritters that its impossible to document all of them. While one can make a pakoda with any vegetable, many are partial to Onions.

This post was done in the initial years of my blogging and I had recorded multiple recipes in this post. I am sharing only Onion Pakoda for now. I didn’t want to remove the intro I had given so many years back and literally laughing my shocks off reading it again! Hope you enjoy the new clicks!

I updated this post with new pictures as part of Redo Old Post of the BM#93 final week.

-Updated 26th, Oct, 2018

Well what can I say? I am a sucker for pakodas. Thats sounds so base! God wish I could have a change over. But then who cares. Pakodas in any form is one tempting snack and I am no less addicted to it. We make different types of pakodas and with different veggies. But the Onion pakoda, best done is something irresistible.

There was a time when we used to go out for dinner, this used to the standard starter that I used to order, of course other than paneer items. Hubby dear used to joke that I eat the same stuff that I prepare at home. But then I never complained. This particular variation is so yummy, it can only be felt and not explained with words. This is such an indulgence, really out of the world.

During one summer, figuratively as am not really sure which season, Onions price was so hefty that onions were so sparingly used. We had a party and wanted to have this for the menu. We thought it was the heights of extravagance, but the specialty of the dish, required it. It was so much in demand that we gave up frying it after few rounds. The most difficult part of preparing this was, making sure it stays till the end of frying everything. Because I end up eating them off in the guise of checking for salt, or spice or even if it was crispy enough!

Ok I am going to talk about pakodas in three different ways. For general pakodas, I either add rice flour, fried gram flour or plain bengal gram. The below recipes are with just plain bengal gram flour.

Onion Pakodas

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Onion Pakodas | How to make Crispy Onion Pakoda

Ingredients Needed

2 cups Onions juliennes
1 cup Besan / Gram flour
Green Chillies as required
Salt to taste
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Hot Oil
2 tsp Fried Gram Powder / Pottukadalai Podi
Cooking Oil for deep frying.

Method to prepare

Wash and peel the onion skin. Chop Onions as julienne. Ensure they are as thin as possible. Wash in water and drain them.
Add salt, chilli powder, fried gram powder, finely chopped green chilies and mix well.
Now add besan and mix well. Add the hot oil and combine everything.
Slowly add water by 1/4 cup. Mix into a tight batter.
The consistency should be that you can easily drop batches into the hot oil.
Heat oil in Kadai, take a handful of batter and gently sprinkle into the hot oil, making sure you don’t splutter the oil
Cook on all sides and drain to a kitchen towel.
Serve hot.

Onion Pakodi

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Onion Pakodas | How to make Crispy Onion Pakoda
Onion Pakoda or Onion Pakora is one of the tastiest and simplest form of deep fried snack varieties popular all over India.
Onion Pakodas
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Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
By Cook Method Deep Fried
Occasion Evening Snack, Party
By Diet Kid Friendly
Dish Type Deep Fried Dishes
Keyword Tea Time Snack
Servings
Ingredients
Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
By Cook Method Deep Fried
Occasion Evening Snack, Party
By Diet Kid Friendly
Dish Type Deep Fried Dishes
Keyword Tea Time Snack
Servings
Ingredients
Onion Pakodas
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Rating: 1
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Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Wash and peel the onion skin. Chop Onions as julienne. Ensure they are as thin as possible. Wash in water and drain them.
  2. Add salt, chilli powder, fried gram powder, finely chopped green chilies and mix well.
  3. Now add besan and mix well. Add the hot oil and combine everything.
  4. Slowly add water by 1/4 cup. Mix into a tight batter.
  5. The consistency should be that you can easily drop batches into the hot oil.
  6. Heat oil in Kadai, take a handful of batter and gently sprinkle into the hot oil, making sure you don't splutter the oil
  7. Cook on all sides and drain to a kitchen towel.
  8. Serve hot.

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35 comments

  1. Hi Srivalli!

    Have you tried cabbage(cut julienne)pakodas? They are yummy as well. I also mix onions and cabbage sometimes. Try it fellow pakoda lover. you will not be dissapointed. AH! what have you done! I hear my stomach rumble…

  2. Pakodas are my all time fav. I am going into kitchen to prepare some.haha…….yes if the stove is electric then it’s ruled out. But we can prepare something or other to eat.

  3. Hai srivalli
    Today I am free.So as soon as i saw ur post i made the pakodas and
    it really comes out great.Looking more of ur recipes
    kamala

  4. Hi srivalli
    Today I am free.So as soon as I saw ur post i did pakodas.It really comes out great.Looking forward for ur recipes.Happy diwali for u and ur kids
    kamala

  5. Good one srivalli ๐Ÿ™‚ Pakodas are my fav esp now since its quite chilly here in these parts where i stay ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Pakodas look delectable buddy. Sitting beside my window, watching the rain drops fall and munching these crispy pakodas what a perfect combo that would be. Enjoy!!!

  7. LOL… just saw ashakka post on powerless cooking where she used ice cubes and claimes u can always get it from grocery store;) and here u r… he he he… its interesting to see the ‘powerless’ recipes:)
    cant blame u for being a sucker for pakodas. my knees have gone weak looking at those yummy munchies:)

  8. Love the pakodas! Onion pakodas are the best! hmmmm, i can imagine the aroma and the taste! but you know, i need power to make this-i have an electric stove in my apartment!!

  9. Padmaja, very true..I am trilled to see so many pakoda lovers…thank you. You paneer pakodas..yum..I love them so much!

    Seema, thank you. Yeah the scene you portray is perfect.

    Siri, easycrafts, thnak you

    Sia, hhaha…Asha was my inspiration!..it was fun reading her post on this…and its nice to know your knees have gone weak!..hahah..I thought only love sworn does that…but pakodas too..great!

    Hema, yea I make that too…thats a best way to eat cabbage!…thinking of that mine is rumbling!..:)

    ramya, hhah…good choice..go go..

    Rina, thank you!

    kamala, thats nice to know…Thank you and wish you the same

    Dhivya, wow..thats a great time for pakodas, enjoy!

    Namratha, yeah I know..thanks!

    musical..hehe..you got to make them..but you won’t be able to send to the event..but still enjoy the pakodas!

  10. Lol! When I read make sure central bulb is removed, I thought you were cooking with out the light on!:D You see it is powerless cooking!
    Nice pakodas! My son somehow gets to know when I am in your blog! sitting beside and trying to find out what you have posted!:)
    HAPPY DEEPAVALI AND BIG HUGS TOYOU DEAR!!

  11. Love all the delicious food you posted.have to try the mutton biryani and the roast.what meat masala did you use. the pakodas look so yummy I think I have to make some right now.Happy diwali to you.thanks again for posting the recipes.

  12. Meeta, thank you !

    Asha, I did and they are do nice..the entire thali looked great

    Swaroopa, thank you. They are quite tasty.

    sagari, they are prefect anytime!

    Sig, glad I did..:)..thank you and wish you the same!

    sn, thank you for the wishes. will send you the list for the masala!

    Thanks Rajeswari

  13. I am not surprised by your love for pakodas. Even when we are at any restaurant for chai and I ask them what all are there for “kadi” (that’s what we say in Malayalam for chai snacks, it literally means “bite” hehe), they give the list and I always end up with, “one plate pakvada please”. HD gives me that stupid stare, “Didn’t you get anything else to order?” ๐Ÿ˜€ I am salivating now at that sight… I did have some a couple of weeks ago though, now have to wait to earn my plate of pakodas buhaha…

  14. onion pakora looking so tempting. with tea they taste heavenly, best pakora among all other. feeling like making tea and onion pakora now…

  15. We LOVE pakoda in our home, especially my son – he could eat bowls of these without complaining. Your onion pakoda look so crispy and sooo inviting and tempting.

  16. I agree and my love of pakoda matches yours though since I am not a fan of onions as a vegetable but only as a seasoning onion pakoda is the one I stay away from ๐Ÿ™‚ however what is great about pakoda once you know procedure you can adapt it to just about any vegetable!

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