Sunday, November 6, 2011

Onion Bhaji / Onion Pakora

Onion Bhaji or Onion pakora is the Indian version of the onion rings. These are typically served as starters or as evening snack as an accompaniment to the Indian tea or coffee service. If you are thinking of trying this out, I would recommend trying it out on a cold or rainy day, as these can really lift your spirits up. Best to serve it hot, fresh out of the frying pan. While I was making it for this post, we finished the bulk of it by the time I could even click a photo...

Big Onion-4
Chick pea Flour/Gram flour-1  cup
Rice Flour-2tbsp
Chilly Powder- 3/4 tsp to 1tsp
Turmeric Powder-1/4tsp
Asafoetida powder-1/4 tsp
Salt- to taste
Baking Soda- a pinch (opt)
Water- as required
Cut the onion into fine slices.In a bowl mix chick pea flour,chilly powder,turmeric ,salt,asafoetida powder,rice flour,baking soda and  enough  water to make a batter the consistency of pancake batter . Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.Add the onion slices to the batter, coat them with the batter .Now drop the coated  onion in small portions in batches  into the  hot oil carefully once the oil  is around 180 C.Deep fry them till golden.  Remove from the oil and drain. Serve the hot pakoda  with  tomato sauce or your favourite dip.


  1. crispy onion pakora is my favourate.

  2. so crispy and delicious snack !!

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  3. Crispy mouthwatering snack..

  4. you said perfect with a cup of tea on a rainy or cloudy day!

  5. Onion pakora looks crispy, crunchy, yummy and tempting.

  6. Super tempting crispy pakoras,feel like munching some.

  7. Oh yum ~ wish I could have some while I sip my coffee right now! :)

  8. This looks really good..Mouthwatering dear..Thanks for the recipe .will try soon..

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  9. mouthwatering here...pakora looks super crispy and yummy!!!

  10. yum- vidhya, we just had this yesterday a'noon and I had also been planning to post abt it

  11. Vidhya,these pakodas look so crispy and delicious,I am off to the kitchen to make myself some nice masala chai-these pakodas will have to be devoured virtually;)

  12. Pakora looks so tempting. My all time favorite.

  13. delicious onion pakoras...perfect on a rainy day with a cup of coffee..

    Thanx a lot for trying out Oats puttu and glad that u liked it :)


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