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onion pakoda recipe
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Onion pakoda recipe | Vengaya pakoda recipe | Onion fritters

Onion pakora or onion pakodaย is a delicious south Indian snack made with onions, gram flour, spices and herbs. It is a super delicious, addictive and perfect evening snack with tea or coffee.
In this post I am sharing two ways to make onion pakora recipe. Classic fried pakora and healthier baked onion pakoda recipe. Now that monsoons have started, make a batch and enjoy piping hot ๐Ÿ™‚
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: onion pakoda, onion pakora
Servings: 3
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Harini


  • 3 big onions sliced
  • 3/4 cup gram flour
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 3 green chilies chopped
  • 15 curry leaves
  • 1/2 inch ginger peeled and crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon carom seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying


  • Heat oil for deep frying.
    In a mixing bowl, take sliced onions, chopped green chilies, crushed ginger, curry leaves. Mix well. Squeeze the onions gently. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Add rice flour, gram flour, carom seeds, salt and mix well.
  • Take around 3 teaspoons hot oil and add to this mixture. Now sprinkle 2-3 teaspoons water at a time and make a tight dough like mixture.
  • Now take some dough and add to the hot in sprinkling motion. Deep fry until golden brown in medium flame. Do not add too many pakoras at at time. There should be enough space for the pakodas. Also do not cook in high flame.
  • Fry until the sizzling sound is reduced and pakodas are golden and crispy.
  • Drain excess oil on a kitchen tissue or strainer. Serve onion pakoda hot with tea.
    onion pakoda recipe


Serving: 3g | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 106mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg