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Onion pakoda (pakora) – Crispy snack for a rainy day

Nothing beats a steaming cup of tea / coffee with crispy, spicy onion pakoda (pakora)  on a rainy afternoon. This crunchy crispy protein rich snack can be made in under 20 minutes.

Onion fritters - Onion pakoda

Ingredients

Dry ingredients

1/2 cup besan (Chickpea flour)

1/2 cup  rice flour

1/2 tsp chilli powder (Or to taste)

1/2 tsp salt

Pinch of asafoetida (optional)

Other Ingredients

1 large Onion

Curry leaves

Cilantro / Coriander leaves

Method

Sieve together all the dry ingredients

Onion fritters - Onion pakoda

Finely chop onions

Onion fritters - Onion pakoda

Add  coriander leaves and curry leaves to the dry ingredients and gently mix them.

Onion fritters - Onion pakoda

Then add the chopped onions to the mix.  Moisture will ooze out of the onions but be careful not to crush the onions while mixing.

Onion fritters - Onion pakoda

Add just enough water to the mix to form the thick batter.

Onion fritters - Onion pakoda

Deep fry the pakoda / pakora in oil.

Nowadays I don’t use non stick to deep fry food. Non stick vessels release toxins when they reach very high temperature during deep frying. I am in love with my iron wok (Irumbu chatti / iluppai chatti) 🙂 .

Onion fritters - Onion pakoda

Don’t over crowd the kadai. Fry the pakoda in batches in medium heat and remove from oil when it is golden brown.

Blot the excess oil with kitchen towels.

Onion fritters - Onion pakoda

And enjoy with coffee or tea.

Onion fritters - Onion pakoda

Onion fritters - Onion pakoda

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