How to make crispy onion pakoda - pakora?

Onion Pakora Recipe

Onion Pakora is a very popular snack recipe which can be prepared in just 5-10 minutes. In Mumbai, it is known as “Kanda Bhaji”. It is also a popular tea  time snack and tastes great with green chutney or ketchup or as it is. This very simple and easy onion pakoda recipe.

Today we will learn how to prepare South Indian Onion Pakora following this easy recipe. In this simple preparation, onions are mixed with gram flour, rice flour and basic Indian spices and then deep fried until crispy.

Onion Pakora Recipe :


Onions – 3 medium size (finely sliced)
Gram Flour – 1/2 cup
Rice Flour – 1/4 cup
Ginger – 1 teaspoon grated
Curry Leaves – 5-7 chopped
Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Baking Soda – A pinch
Coriander Leaves – 2 tablespoons finely chopped
Oil – for deep frying
Salt to taste



Take sliced onion in a large bowl. Add gram flour, rice flour, ginger, curry leaves, red chilli powder, baking soda, coriander leaves and salt.


Mix well using spoon and keep aside for 10 minutes.


Add water little by little and mix well such that sliced onion is coated well with flour batter.


Heat oil in a deep pan over medium flame. Take small portion of mixture in the hand and gently drop 3-4 small fritters into the oil and deep-fry until they turn golden brown in color – keep stirring occasionally in between so that they cook evenly and keep heat/flame to medium.


Take them out and drain excess oil. Place them on paper towel in a plate to absorb excess oil. Repeat the process for remaining batter and deep-fry in batches.

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