Onion Pakoda (Pakora) is an Indian version of a fritter, a vegetable coated in gram flour & fried. In this Onion Pakora recipe, we have used whole slices of onions coated in chickpea flour, spiced with turmeric and chillies, and then shallow-fried. These make a great side dish with your burgers or served on a platter.
This recipe makes 6 – 8 onion pakoras.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cooking Time10 minutes
- 2 onions, peeled and cut into 1cm rings
- 250ml (1 cup) chickpea flour
- 5ml (1 Tbsp) chillies, chopped
- 10ml (2 tsp) curry powder
- 2.5ml (1/2 tsp) turmeric
- Pinch of baking soda
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Water, just enough to make a runny batter
- Mix the dry ingredients together and add just enough water to make a runny batter.
- Dip the onion rings into the batter and shallow fry over a low-medium heat for about 5-6 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
- Drain on kitchen towel and season with salt.