Sunday, February 27, 2011

Onion Crunchies (Pyaz ke Pakode)

Hey friends! Reposting the recipe with my clicks which were missing earlier.

These crunchies taste best with hot tea. We enjoy it whenever it rains in Delhi. You can enjoy them this winter too. When I was younger I have eaten them for lunch with rasam rice & have loved it.


  • 3 medium sized Onions - thinly sliced
  • 4 green chillies - slit lengthwise & then chopped
  • Red Chilli Powder - as per taste
  • Gramflour (Besan) - 4 tbsps
  • Rice flour - 1 tbsps
  • Salt - As per taste
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Oil - for frying

After slicing the onions just work them with your hands to separate the slices. Now in a separate bowl add the gramflour, rice flour, red chilli powder, chopped green chillies & salt. Pour some water to it & make a paste. The paste shouldn't be very thin or thick. Now, add the onions to this batter. It should be such that the onions stick to it & the batter shouldn't drip. In a wok add oil to fry the crunchies. When the oil is about to smoke scatter small portions of these pakodas in the wok. These will get fried fast as the coating is not major & as the oil was very hot. As soon as you finish adding pakodas into the oil lower the flame. Keep turning them. When they start browning take them off the oil onto paper napkins.

1. These are best served with green chutney & tomato sauce
2. Riceflour has been used to make it tastier & crunchier


  1. Hi,

    The onion pakode look yummy...Pass me the plate please!!:)


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  3. Tasty onion pakoda.Looks delicious.

  4. Lovely site you have here, love those photos of food. Makes dish looks so yummy. Hi, just blog hopping

  5. this is really great looks yummy too

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  6. You can also try different variations as follows
    1. Try adding some chopped coriander to the batter for additional taste flavor
    2. You can also try it with some Kasoori Mehti added to the batter.
    3. To add some flavor of garlic, you can use as small portion of garlic paste/garlic water.
    4. I have even tried it with some Chicken Masala (nothing non-veg in it) - both in the batter & also sprinkling some on the ready pakoras along with chaat masala.
    5. Mint chutney with a good tinge of green chillies & some tangy masalas tastes yumm with these pakroas.
    6. Also, you can try these pakoras with a freshly made chutney of "Desi Tomatoes" (greenish-red), Green chillies, and Garlic. Grind them coarsely, and add some tangy spice to enjoy it with the Pakoras.
    7. Finally, you can even use some fresh & coarsely cut Spinach leaves to add some additional nutrition & crunch.


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