Onion Pakoda

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.


Cooking Methods

  • Frying
  • Pan-Fry

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

10 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


  1. Mix the dry ingredients together and add just enough water to make a runny batter.
  2. 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.
  3. Drain on kitchen towel and season with salt.