Onion Pakoda Snack

Serves : 2 ; Preparation Time : 15min

Onion Pakoda is a spicy evening snack that can be had along with any refreshing hot beverages. The added flavour of  spices intensifies the dish. Onions when fried, gain little sweetness which in turn makes the pakodas more tastier. The colour of the onion defines the taste. And also, it enables to choose the type of onion according to an individual’s preference. Onions are attractive as they have a beautiful cross-sectional area which looks as a man-made art.

Onion powders are also available in the market. The Onion powder can be used in any dish as a substitute for onion. When onions are cut, tears roll out from eyes, because the cells are cut and the group of amino acid compounds are released into air. 

Pakodas are a quick & easy snack that goes well with hot coffee/ tea. 

Onion pakoda

Ingredients :

  • Onion – 1/2 kg / 3 big onions
  • Gram flour (besan) – 1 cup
  • Rice flour – 3 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds (jeera) – 1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Salt for taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Procedure :

  • For Onion Pakoda snack , First cut the onions lengthwise and take onto a mixing bowl.
  • Add 1 cup gram flour, 3 teaspoon rice flour, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon red chilli powder, a pinch of turmeric powder and salt as required.
  • Mix the onions well so that the remaining ingredients’ flavour is evenly spread.
  • Heat oil in a round frying pan, on a medium flame.
  • The pakodas must always be fried on a medium flame, so as to get perfect crispness.
  • The onion mixture must then be sprinkled onto the hot oil carefully.
  • Once they turn into  golden brown, take them onto a tissue paper to remove excess oil.
  • Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

Fried Onion Pakoda snack can alternatively had with any spicy chutney

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