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Indian Onion Pakoras Recipe

Quick and Easy Onion Pakora Recipe

Onion pakoras are never outdated even with so many fancy foods around.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


  • 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


  • 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.


* 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.
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