Thursday, February 17, 2011

Onion Pakora

Pakora is a fried snack (fritter) found across South Asia.


1) Besan flour - 2 cups
2) Salt as per taste
3) Red chili powder - 1/4 tsp
4) Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
5) Onion sliced thinly - 1
6) Rice flour - 2 tbsp
7) Cilantro chopped - 2 tbsp
8) Curry leaves chopped - 1 sprig
9) Water
10) Oil for deep fry


1) In a large bowl combine the first nine ingredients and mix nicely.
2) Then sprinkle water little by little and make it into a very thick batter with not much of water. Heat 1 tbsp of oil and add this to the batter.
3) In a large saucepan or a deep skillet, heat 2 inches of oil over medium heat until very hot (375°).
4) Spread the batter with a spoon or hand and deep fry them to golden brown.
5) Drain the pakora on paper towels and serve hot. 


1) Goes well with mint chutney or tomato ketchup.
2) Is a great snack for evening with a hot cup of tea.


  1. very very all time favorite :)

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  2. Who will say no these crispy beauties, soo tempting..