Tuesday, September 04, 2012

How to make Crispy Onion Pakora at home ? / Kanda Bhajia / Step-by-Step:

Crispy Onion Pakora:

Garam  Garam  Onion  Pakora  is an all-time favorite starter snack in most Indian party menu. It is also known as “Kanda  Bhajia”  in North India. This can be prepared in very less time & makes a mouthwatering combo with hot coffee.

Also , it makes an excellent pair up with rice varieties like  sambar  rice,  curd  rice,  lemon rice  etc.

The trick to making  crisp  onion  pakora  is to refrain from adding any water, while preparing the mixture. The water released by the onions after applying salt is enough to bind the ingredients together.

Try this and enjoy the crispy and very tasty  onion  pakoda  recipe..:)


·         Onion                                - 2
·         Besan / gram flour              - 1 small cup
·         Rice flour                          - 1 small cup
·         Green chilly                       - 1 or 2
·         Curry leaves                      - handful
·         Coriander leaves                - handful
·         Ghee or butter                   - 1 tsp
·         Crushed garlic pods           - 3 to 4
·         Salt to taste
·         Oil to fry


1.     Peel the skin of onion, and slice them to fine pieces.

2.     Take a mixing bowl, add the sliced onions to it.
3.     Add besan ( gram flour ) and rice flour to it.

4.     Add finely chopped green chilly, curry leaves, coriander leaves, ghee or butter and crushed garlic pods.

 Add salt, hing and red chilly pwd.

5.     Combine well without adding any water.

6.     keep it aside for 15 to 20 mins.
7.     Now you can see the onions have let out moisture that is enough for binding the ingredients together.
8.     Knead the batter gently
9.     Heat oil in a frypan.
10.  Drop the mixture in batches to hot oil.

11.  Keep the flame in low medium and deep fry to golden with stirring once in a while.

12.  Try not to overcrowd the oil, coz it will result in greasy pakoras.
13.  When the pakoras turn crispy & cooked, remove from oil.

14.  Drain it in kitchen tissue.

15.  Repeat the same for the rest of the mixture.
16.  Now delicious homemade crispy Pakoras are ready.

17.   Serve right away & enjoy.
18.  It makes an awesome combo when served with  curd  rice  and  sambar  rice.

19.  Also, you can store it in an air tight container. It remains crispy & crunchy for 2 to 3 days.

Similar Recipes 

·       Okra Pakora
·       Carrot Pakora
·       Gobi Pakora
·       Chicken Pakora
·       Paneer Pakora  &  Raagi Pakora


  1. wow thats recipe tempting,pass it pls...

  2. Delicious, only tea is needed

  3. Jay, would love to munch on these over a cup of coffee....

  4. Wat an excellent evening snacks, simply love with a cup of tea.

  5. Hey jay nice one

    for mumbaikars its a everyday dish at roadside stall

    btw this post didnt show up in my dashboard at all. i just came to check ur site and saw this

  6. I love this foods,thanks for the step by step recipe,I will make this soon :)

  7. Can't stop myself to keep looking again and again to your beautiful food pics...all your recipes are awesome!...the onion pakodas look absolutely lipsmacking...

  8. Crispy onions are so perfect and delicious! Thanks for showing us how tomake them!

  9. I have a folder with some of your recipes and this one is going in there.

  10. Simply too tempting!! love the garlic flavor in it..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  11. Looks fantastic and you've got great flavors in this. Wonderful dish - thanks.

  12. Just made these over the weekends, yours look so tempting


  13. Thank you for your valuable comments.Each of your comments motivates me to keep on going..:)
    have a nice day..!

  14. i love onion pakoda with rice. bookmarked !

  15. These would be just perfect when paired with a cup of hot tea. :)

  16. Wow..Yummy Crispy Pakoras...inviting Dear...

  17. Gosh, how can I stay away from onions, what more after what you have done with it. This is so good and I can imagine the taste, hot out from the oil.

  18. That looks perfect.. my husband's favorite snack.

  19. Though I'm not big fan of kanda pakoda, but your looks crispy.

  20. Jay, can this same list of spices, etc. be used with other vegetables? My daughter loves pakoras and I'd love to make them for her. I want to reach right into your pictures and take one out to eat!

    Keep writing...

  21. Kanda pakora looks crispy,reminds me of a rainy evening.

  22. Your recipe is looks awsme, you give the easiest way to prepare this recipe, from your recipe tips many people gets

    advantage. Regards,
    Onion Pakoda

  23. it's taste is awesome.
    very yummy monsoon dish

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  25. Lovely pakoras dear.my hubby loved it.Thanks da
    Shobas Delight

  26. Lovely pakoras dear.my hubby loved it.Thanks da
    Shobas Delight

  27. Simply wonderful..never get tired oh making your recipe

  28. Looks very tasty! I always make them with gram flour, didn't know about rice flour. Does rice flour makes it crispy or soft?

    1. Yes Missy. Rice flour makes pakora crispy n crunchy.


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