Tuesday, June 17

onion pakoda

Onion pakoda is one of the popular street side snacks in Tamilnadu. I have tried making these pakodas sometime back but it didn't come out well. It turned out to be very hard. My husband loves these pakodas and so when i came across them in Sumi's blog last week, I thought should give it a try. I completely followed her recipe(except that I added hot oil, coriander leaves and saunf) along with her tips .It really turned out nice and crispy... This recipe from Sumi's kitchen is my contribution to the MBP 'Street food ' started by 'coffee of spicecafe' and hosted by 'Sia of Monsoon spice'.
Its Completely Sumi's Recipe and Iam just posting it for my own records.


Gram flour/besan- 1 cup
rice flour- 1 cup
cooking soda- 1/4 tsp
red onions- 2 medium/large chopped into thin strips
green chillies- 2 chopped finely
garlic- 3 cloves- crushed
ginger- a small piece - crushed
cumin seeds- 1/4 tsp
saunf- 1/4 tsp
chilli powder- 1 tsp
curry leaves- a few chopped
coriander leaves- a few chopped finely
hot oil-3 tsp
oil for deep frying
salt to taste


Take all the ingredients except oil, in a bowl and mix well with hands . Heat oil in a kadai and when hot add 3 tsp of that to the besan mixture. mix well and divide the mixture into 4 or 5 portions.Take one portion into a plate.Sprinkle very little water and then mix it slightly with your hand.Be careful not to sprinkle very little water as the mixture should not become soggy.
Take some mixture , press it with ur hands and drop it in hot oil. Take it out when they are slightly golden brown and drain the excess oil by placing it in a paper towel. continue with the other portions too. Serve hot with tea.
Store the rest in air tight container.

Sumi's tip:

If you add/sprinkle water to the whole batch, the flour will soak up the water and the pakodas will not be crispy.So always do it in small batches.


Cham said...

That is true the tip, i make the same way this karam pakodas :) All time favo :)

FH said...

YUM! Looks so crispy. I add crushed coriander seeds too. Graet entry Prema!:)

indosungod said...

It is one of my favorite snacks Prema. Looks so good.

Finla said...

I love pakodas, it looks so good.

kamala said...

I too make the same way Prema but i dont use ginger.Paal sadam and pakoda is the daily dinner in our place you know!!!Pakoda is my draft...

Sia said...

adding water in batches is a very good tip prema. thank you for sending me one of my fav street foods :)

J said...

My favourite snack! Nothing beats onion pakodas!

Laavanya said...

Onion Pakodas are such a favorite at home.. I make it similarly but without ginger-garlic. I totally agree with the tip - very important.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Looks really good .....

Jamie said...

Prema, these look super good. Are Pakodas similar to Pakoras?

Kalai said...

My favorite!! They look delicious, Prema! :)

Uma said...

delicious pakodas. great snack with tea.

ST said...

I love pakodas, it looks so good and crispy.....

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Thinker said...

I tried your recipe and it turned out so good.good work!

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Hi Prema,
Thanks a lot for the yummy recipe. It is one of our fav snacks.. :) Thanks a lot..

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Lovefood said...

Pakoda is always a favorite snack. First time tried with ginger-garlic. Very good taste. Thanks for the post.

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Biju charles said...

Thanks for sharing "onion pakoda" recipe. The earlier attempts where quite unsuccessful in that the final dish had turned soggy. I'll try your recipe for sure.


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