onion pakora recipe. learn to make onion pakoras at home. onion fritters made with gram flour or besan.
check the detailed onion pakora recipe with step by step
ingredients needed for pakora (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
2 medium to large sized onions
1 cup gram flour or besan
1 to 2 green chilies or ½ tsp red chilli powder/lal mirch powder
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves (optional)
½ tsp garam masala powder (optional)
¼ tsp turmeric powder/haldi (optional)
1 tsp ajwain or carom seeds
a generous pinch of asafoetida/hing (optional)
oil for shallow frying or deep frying – sunflower oil or any neutral flavored oil
water as required to make a medium thick batter
salt as required
how to make onion pakora recipe:
slice the onions thinly and take them in a mixing bowl. also add chopped green chilies. if you do not have green chilies, then add red chili powder. you can also add chopped coriander leaves, if you want.
add the spices – carom seeds, turmeric powder, asafoetida and salt.
mix everything well. cover and keep the onion, chilies and spice mixture aside for 15 to 20 mins.
the onions would release water and then you can add water as required in the batter.
add gram flour/besan.
add required amount of water to make medium thick batter.
stir the whole mixture very well with a spoon or with your hands. the onion pakora batter is ready to be fried.
in hot oil, add spoonfuls of the batter.
depending on the size of the kadai or pan, you can add less or more. just make sure you don’t over crowd the pakoras while frying.
when the pakoras are a bit cooked, turn over with a slotted spoon and continue to fry.
you will have turn the pakoras few times for even frying.
fry the onion pakoras, till they look crisp and golden.
remove them with a slotted spoon and drain them on kitchen paper towels for excess oil to be absorbed.
in the same oil fry slit green chilies.
sprinkle some salt on the green chilies and mix well.
serve onion pakoras or kandi bhaji with the fried green chilies or coriander chutney or tomato sauce.
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