Indian Onion Pakoras Recipe

Crispy Onion Pakora Recipe

Onion Pakora Recipe – South Indian deep-fried snack served along with masala chai in the evening.

Isn’t it just great to munch upon a plate of hot Indian onion pakoras on a pleasant rainy evening?

Easy Indian Onion Pakoras Recipe

The other day, it started raining after a very hot sunny day. My son was overjoyed to experience these rains amidst hot summer. He wanted something hot and instant to munch upon.

Making Indian onion pakoras (प्याज़ पकोड़े) is such an easy task for me that within no time hot pakoras were ready.

Family Fun Time with Classic Indian Onion Pakodas:

What an evening it was!

Leaving everything aside to have some family fun time is what everybody wishes to have these busy days. Three of us just left all our works to sit and chat in the balcony while enjoying the rain and munching upon the perfect Indian onion pakoras with steaming hot tea.

Onion pakora recipe is never outdated even with so many fancy foods around. They stand unique and are one of India’s best street foods.

Crisp and crunchy, these onion pakoras taste the best steaming hot or cold. Pyaz pakoras can be paired well with your evening tea or any chutney or sauce you like.

Here’s how I made the classic Indian onion pakora recipe or crispy onion pakoda recipe:

Onion pakoras stand unique and are one of India’s best street foods.

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Classic Indian Onion Pakoras

Recipe Type: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Cherie
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Serves: 3

Ingredients:

  • Chick pea flour/ besan/ senagapindi (సెనగపిండి) – 1 cup
  • Rice flour – ½ cup
  • Chillies – 3
  • Onions (pyaz) big – 2
  • Curry leaves chopped – few
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Onion Pakora Recipe Instructions:

  1. Wash the onions and slice them lengthwise and place in a mixing bowl.
  2. Finely chop the chillies and curry leaves and transfer to the mixing bowl.
  3. Add salt and mix well with a spatula and keep aside for 10 mins.
  4. Adding salt will get the moisture out from the onions.
  5. Add chickpea flour (besan), rice flour and cumin. Mix them well altogether with hands while squeezing the onions. Add little water. Make a thick batter coating all the onions.
  6. In a thick bottomed pan heat oil for deep frying. Drop-in a little amount of batter to the hot oil. If it rises immediately, then the oil is hot enough for the pakoras to be fried.
  7. Now using your fingers gently drop a spoonful of batter into the pan.
  8. Fry till golden brown while moving them intermittently and transfer to kitchen paper.

Notes:

* Make sure the oil is very hot before you drop the pakoras into the oil. Keep the flame to medium while dropping the pakoras.

** You can also add ginger, coriander leaves to the batter. Red chilli powder can also be added if you want it little spicier.

*** The batter should neither be runny nor too thick.

**** Do not overcrowd the pan as the onion pakoras will not be cooked properly.

crispy Indian onion pakoras recipe
Indian Onion Pakoras Recipe

Quick and Easy Onion Pakora Recipe

Cherie
Onion pakoras are never outdated even with so many fancy foods around. Just try it now.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people
Calories 350 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Chick pea flour/ besan/ senaga pindi (సెనగపిండి)
  • ½ cup Rice flour
  • 3 Chillies 
  • 2 Onions (pyaz) big
  • Few Curry leaves chopped 
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds 
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Instructions
 

  • Wash the onions and slice them lengthwise and place in a mixing bowl.
  • Finely chop the chillies and curry leaves and transfer to the mixing bowl.
  • Add salt and mix well with a spatula and keep aside for 10 mins.
  • Adding salt will get the moisture out from the onions.
  • Add chick pea flour (besan), rice flour and cumin. Mix them well altogether with hands while squeezing the onions. Add little water. Make a thick batter coating all the onions.
  • In a thick bottomed pan heat oil for deep frying. Drop in a little amount of batter to the hot oil. If it rises immediately, then the oil is hot enough for the pakoras to be fried.
  • Now using your fingers gently drop a spoonful of batter into the pan.
  • Fry till golden brown while moving them intermittently and transfer to kitchen paper.

Notes

* Make sure the oil is very hot before you drop the pakoras into the oil. Keep the flame to medium while dropping the pakoras.
** You can also add ginger, coriander leaves to the batter. Red chilli powder can also be added if you want it little spicier.
*** The batter should neither be runny nor too thick.
**** Do not overcrowd the pan as the pakoras will not be cooked properly.
Keyword bajji recipe, evening snack, healthy snack, pakoda recipe, street food

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3 thoughts on “Crispy Onion Pakora Recipe”

  1. Hi Cherie, yes it is true that Onion Pakoras are never going to be outdated. Any rainy day…you just wish to munch on something crispy. And Pyaaj Pakora is the one which comes first in my mind. Definitely the most important reason is…it is easiest to prepare … 🙂
    Waiting for some shower to drool over some munchies.

  2. 5 stars
    I love cooking repertoire, testing them out with my family and approved. As always, I would love to see how these simple and easy recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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