Thursday, May 28, 2009

Onion Pakoda


Onion - 4, peeled
Bengal Gram Flour(Besan) - 1/2 cup
Rice Flour - 2 tbsps
Red Chilli powder - 2 tsps
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Coriander Leaves - 2 tbsps, chopped
Curry Leaves - 2 tbsps, chopped
Asafoetida - a pinch
Cashewnuts - 10, optional
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying


  1. Slice onions vertically.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix sliced onions and ghee.
  3. Now add red chilli powder, salt, asafoetida, coriander leaves, curry leaves and cashewnuts.
  4. Keep it aside for 15-20mins.
  5. Add gram flour and rice flour and mix lightly. Do not add water.
  6. Heat oil in a pan, take some portion of pakoda dough in hand and drop it little by little into oil.
  7. Deep fry until pakodas turn brown.
  8. Serve hot with tomato sauce or with rice and rasam.


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