Onion Pakoda

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Tuesday, June 12, 2012

For the Last day of this week, i m posting my favorite but never tried @ home recipe, Onion pakoda. Appa used to get these every month on his salary day while coming back home. We were staying @ KKNagar, in a rented house, Small House but Lots of Happiness!!!! There is a Shop just behind Amman Koil Bus-Stop, Nellai Sweets, if i still remember the name correct. It was the first shop to start with Fresh n Hot Evening snacks, Pakodas, Samosas, and Chips, then slowly lot of other shops cropped up, selling the same thing. Amman Koil, Ayyappan temple, Raghavendra temple, Vimala Stores, Thomas Fancy Stores, it has been our abode for 25 years!!! Wonderful Days, Its been 6 years since we moved out of KKNagar, But i still love that area,  Even now when i go to the temple, i say to myself "Enga Area (My area)!!!" i dream to buy a house there one day and make my appa and amma stay there, i don't know whether i can, but hey Never Stop Dreaming!!!!
2 Medium-sized Onions
1/4 cup Besan/Gram Flour
2 tbsp Rice flour
2 tsp Red chili powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
Salt to taste
Oil for Frying
  • Make thin Slices of the onions, lengthwise
  • Take All the ingredients in a Wide Bowl, Sprinkle little water and bring it all together.
  • We are not making it like batter here, we are just bringing the mixture together, so just sprinkle water.
  • Heat a pan/Kadai with oil for frying. When it is hot enough, drop little batter into hot oil, it should sizzle and come on top. That show the oil is in right temperature.
  • Take a handful of onion-besan mixture, Spread and drop it in the oil. Deep fry until golden brown.

  • Drain a paper towel. When it cools a bit, transfer it to a Air-tight Container. 
  • Serve Hot with Hot Chai/Coffee.

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  1. Can never get tired of these pakodas! :) I add some chopped green chilies too & copped coriander

  2. Good food is able to bring back so many nostalgic memories...even I miss the poha jalebi which my dad used to bring and now always look forward for my vacations to enjoy those treats.

    The pakodas are looking really crispy..gosh..can I have some please :)

  3. Lovely memories Priya, I have similar childhood memories and you just reminded me of mine. Onion pakodas look so crispy and tempting.

  4. Super yummy and crispy snack. My favorite too though I don't make frequently. :)

  5. crispy onions...much tastier than American onion rings, I am sure

  6. Always love this....


  7. Wat a super tempting and inviting pakodas,seriously can have it anytime.Yeah dont stop dreaming Priya.

  8. Delicious pakoras, looks crispy n perfect for tea time...

  9. Very very tempting picture priya!..love the crispy pakodas anytime

  10. awesome,. its raining here right now. I am hungry only for pakoda with a hot tea

  11. I too have such strong memories behind each street foods/snack :) feeling nostalgic...onion pakoda looks very crisp n yummy...
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  12. yummy and crispy pakodas and my hot favourite too.

  13. Cripy onion pakodi - irresistible!! Beautiful and tempting pictures too.

  14. So crispy....looks very tempting!!!


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