Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Onion Pakoda / Healthy Tea Time Snacks - Easy Video Recipe

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Crispy Onion Pakoda  

Looking for a super crispy fritters snack that goes well with evening tea/coffee? Here goes the irresistably delicious best South Indian snack Onion pakoda. This crispy & spicy snack is very easy to prepare in just 5 to 10 mins. Adding crushed garlic really makes this snack flavorful & tempting. In this recipe, sliced onions are mixed with besan flour, rice flour and aromatic spices and then deep fried until crispy & golden. Try this very popular snack in your home with this easy video recipe.

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  • Sliced onion - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - 2 tbsp
  • Besan flour ( gram flour or kadalai maavu) - 1 cup
  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Red chilly pwd - 1 tsp
  • Hing / asafetida pwd - a pinch
  • Green chilly - 1
  • Crushed garlic pods - 4
  • Broken cashew - 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to deep fry


  1. Slice onions and keep ready.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add sliced onions, green chilly, curry leaves and mix.
  3. Add crushed garlic pods, broken cashewnuts and combine.
  4. Add butter, besan flour, rice flour, hing, salt and red chilly pwd.
  5. Add freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  6. Mix well without adding water.
  7. Cover it with lid and let it rest for 10 mins.
  8. The moisture let out by onions is enough to bind the mixture.
  9. Mix thoroughly.
  10. Heat oil in a fry pan.
  11. Add the onion mixture in batches as shown in video.
  12. Deep fry in medium flame.
  13. Flip it to ensure the pakoda is cooked evenly on both sides.
  14. Once the onion pakoda is crisp and golden, drain in kitchen tissue.
  15. Crunchy, yummy onion pakoda is ready.
  16. It makes an irresistable snack along with hot cup of coffee or chai.

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