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Recipe for Onion Pakora

Recipe for Onion Pakora

(Ref: RCP224)

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Onion Pakora is a spicy starter that you may find in any Indian Restaurant Menu. It is something similar to fritters. Generally it is served with some Salad and eaten with a Mint Dip. Onion Pakoras can be eaten just as a tea time snack as well!



Preparation Time:

10 min

Cooking Time:

30 min


Gram flour - 1 Cup
 Green Chillies finely chopped - 1 
 Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
 Carom seeds or Ajwain - 1 tsp
 Salt to taste
 Pinch of Baking Soda - 1 tsp
 Thinly sliced Onions - 2
 Finely chopped Coriander Leaves (Cilantro) - ¼ Cup
 Pinch of Asafoetida
 Water - Slightly less than ¼ Cup
 Oil for frying


• Place all the ingredients except Water and Oil in a mixing bowl.

• Add little Water at a time and mix well to make a thick batter.

• Meanwhile heat Oil in a pan, drop spoonfuls of batter into the Oil.

• Fry the Pakoras on medium heat until golden brown in colour.

• Drain them on paper towels.

• Serve hot with Chutney or any dip of your choice.

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