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Onion Pakoras

Onion Pakoras

Onion Pakoras - deliciously crunchy and lightly spiced Indian fritters!

Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Manuela Zangara


  • 4-5 medium onions sliced lengthwise
  • 10 tbsp gram besan flour
  • 2 ½ tbsp rice flour
  • 1 tsp red chilly powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp carom ajwain seeds
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Water


  1. In a bowl, put all the ingredients, apart from the water. Mix them well and squeeze the onions with your hands so they release their juices. This will help form a batter without having to add too much water. Keep aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Add a little water, just enough so you can form small fritters (the size of a walnut). Mix well.
  3. Deep fry them in vegetable oil at 160°/170°C – 320°/340°F until cooked through and golden brown. Put them on a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain the excess oil.
  4. Serve hot with some Tamarind chutney on the side.