Onion Pakoda is a very popular snack recipe which can be prepared in just 5-10 minutes. In Mumbai, it is known as "Kanda Bhaji". It is also a popular tea time snack and tastes great with green chutney or ketchup or as it is. This very simple and easy onion pakoda recipe is from a friend. Today we will learn how to prepare South Indian Onion Pakoda following this easy recipe.
How to make Onion Pakoda
Prep time -under 5 mins
Yields - 10-12 pakodas
Onion - 1/4 cup sliced lengthwise
Gram flour/kadalai mavu/besan -1/3 cup + 1 tsp
Rice flour -2 1/2 tbsp
Chilli powder -3/4 tsp
Hot oil - 1 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Salt as needed
Oil for deep frying pakoras
Cut onion thinly lengthwise and keep it aside.
In a bowl, mix together onion, salt, gram flour, rice flour, chilli powder, 1 tsp hot oil and hing. Add approximately 4 tsp of water and mix well. After mixing, it will be as shown in the picture below.
Heat oil in a kadai. To check if the oil is hot enough to fry the pakodas, drop a little batter into the oil, if the batter raises to the surface immediately, the oil is ready for frying the pakodas.
Reduce the heat to medium, take a little prepared pakoda batter and drop it into the oil as shown in the picture below. Do not make balls or shape it, this pakoda should be shapeless.
Fry until golden brown, stirring in between. Remove it from the oil and drain excess oil on a colander or paper towel.
Serve onion pokoda with a hot cup of tea, coffee or South Indian Filter coffee.
Note - Rice flour should be half the quantity of gram flour/besan.
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