Onion Pakora

Makes: 4 serves


Onion – 1 big (finely chopped comes to ½ cup approx)

Gram flour (besan) – 1 cup

Rice flour – ½ cup

Salt – ¾ teaspoon

Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon

Curry leaves – 10 (cut into halves)

Coriander leaves - 2 teaspoons (finely chopped)

Ginger - ½ inch piece (finely chopped)

Fennel seeds - 1 teaspoon

Hot Oil – 2 teaspoons (for mixture)

Oil – for deep frying


  1. Mix together all ingredients (except oil) in a large bowl & mix evenly.
  2. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a small pan and add to the mixture. (This helps pakoras turn out crispier)
  3. Add a few handful sprinkles of water to form a coarse mixture. (do not add more water as it results in soggy pakoras)
  4. Heat oil in a deep pan and drop of this mixture as tiny nibbles.
  5. Fry till golden brown and drain onto paper towels.
  6. An ideal evening tea-time snack.

Optional: 5 or 6 finely chopped mint leaves could also be added which enhances the flavor.