Onion pakoda recipe or onion pakora recipe with step by step photos. Onion pakoda are deep fried onion fritters with Indian spices. These onion fritters made from gram flour are Indian street food or snack loved by all. Onion pakoda recipe is made with chickpea flour, rice flour, salt, carom seeds, chili powder. Pakora is a deep fried snack made with different vegetables. In onion pakoda recipe onion is used as main ingredient. Here in Tamil nadu onion pakora, onion bajji, milagai bajji, masal vada, medu vada, onion samosa are all time favorite street foods. These crispy spicy onion pakoda are eternal favorite among Indians.
Onion pakoda is easy to prepare in 10 minutes. You can easily make this snack for sudden guests. These onion pakora are perfect tea time snack too. A perfect onion pakoda platter with good masala tea is ideal for cold winters. We love onion pakora and I make them when we crave some special snack.
Here I am sharing this perfect onion pakoda recipe that is crispy and flavorful. This onion pakora recipe does not soak up oil. Also since I have added some carom seeds these pakodas are comparatively light on tummy. I usually add some rice flour while making pakoda with onion or any other vegetable. Adding rice flour makes the pakoda crunchy and also retains the crunch. If you want to store the pakoda for 2-3 days then do use rice flour. You can also use semolina or corn flour instead of rice flour.
Few alternate recipe for onion pakoda is to use wheat flour instead of chickpea flour. Onion pakoda without gram flour does taste good but different. If you prefer gluten free pakoda then gram flour is the best choice.
To make onion pakoda recipe big onions are used. peel and slice them as thin as possible. I like to use generous amount of freen chili and curry leaves in my onion pakora recipe. In some recipes fennel seeds are also added. If you want to avoid oil these onion pakoras can be baked. Just spread them as single layer on a well greased cookie sheet. Give a quick spray of oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 180C. I have tried baking cashew pakodas this way. I guess the same will work for this recipe too.
Serve onion pakoda with tea, coffee. You can also use this pakoda to make kadhi pakodi.