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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Onion pakoda

This is the way I make onion pakodas/pakoras ... We friends used to go to our hostel canteen(SRC campus,Trichy) in weekends to treat ourselves and escape from our usual mess menuNot talking. They make hot hot pakodas and the kitchen is quite visible from the dining area too.. I used to take a peek how they are preparing though was not interested in cooking those times…. When I go to my home for vacation I used to tell my mom how they make and the ingredients they use… till then my mom makes onion pakodas in a very different way,more of flour and less onion,without mint leaves…It will be in a harder side,but when she tried this way,it came out really well and since then we always make this now and then…My kid used to love this since he was 3 years old!
Try as a starter for your guests or may be for you as tea time snack,am sure you would love this!
Onion pakoda

Onion Pakoda recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Snack
Prep Time: 15 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 3

Ingredients


Onions,medium sized  4  
Mint leaves 1/2 cup loosely packed 
Bajji mix 3/4 cup 
Fennel 1 & 1/2  tsp 
Green chilli 1 or 2 
Ginger(optional) chopped finely or crushed,1 inch piece  
Salt  As needed(bajji mix has in it,salt) 
Oil  for deep frying 

In case you don’t have bajji mix:

Gram flour/besan1/2 cup
Rice flour1/4 cup
Red chilli powder1 tsp
Asafoetidaa pinch
Cooking soda1 pinch
SaltAs needed

Method:

  1. Slice onions roughly in length-wise. Clean the mint leaves and chop them roughly as well.Slit the green chilli.
  2. chopped onion,mint
  3. Mix every thing above in a large bowl,add the bajji mix,fennel,curry leaves,ginger(if desired),salt and 2 tblsp of hot oil(Mixing hot oil gives a crispier pakoras,also prevents sogginess)
  4. Ingredients
  5. Mix well and then sprinkle very little water and mix well to form a dry mixture, make sure not to add more water,as adding more water will not give you a crispy pakoda.
  6. Mixture
  7. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan,when the oil is hot, put the onion mixture in a sprinkled way and deep fry in medium flame.
  8. Deep frying
  9. Fry till golden in colour and serve hot as a coffee/tea time snack or as starter…

Onion pakoda

Adding mint leaves and fennel really make this very flavourful!

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80 comments:

  1. wow !!!!
    they look perfect and crispy dear :-)

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  2. just having my coffee in hand and seeing ur post.mouthwatering.Bigh sigh.
    Adding mint leaves in pakoda is a nice idea and surely it will give a yummy flavour.. I usually add in masala vadai.
    Will try next time.

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  3. Looks very very tempting.

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  5. Excellent way to have onion pakodas..love all the flavouring! How come I have never tasted this in SRC? May be they did not have the canteen in my time

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  6. Lovely clicks as always..i never tried pakodas..Will buy bajji mix once nd try ;)

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  7. Pictures look simply great!

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  8. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww... what a clicks.. looks soooo tempting and perfect.. pass me a plate dear.. :)

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  9. Don't make/tempt me to deep fry again, please! :D

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  10. Crispy,excellent with hot tea.

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  11. Lovely Pakoda recipe. I have one sitting in the draft that I should post soon too. Yours look fabulous!

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  12. Thats a tempting crispy pakodas, asking me to finish, yenna solluringa Raji neegha..fabulous clicks..

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  13. Lovely pakoras.....first click supera iruku esp the bg....ajay ku pidichatha wow...looks crispy and perfect like the ones in shops!!

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  14. ur are a very good cook

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  15. Raji,
    Uli pakoda looks really yummy.

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  16. Wow dear, they look great and soooooooooooooooo crispy and yummy !!!

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  17. Oh wowwww.. thats yummy on any day :) I love the first click a lot :)

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  18. never knew onion pakora can look so tempting. I never like them but am just drooling at your snaps. fantastic.

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  19. This looks so good, I must try it. thanks for the recipe.

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  20. wow the onion pakoda looks perfect.Even i too prpeare like this.But adding mint is new to me.

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  21. Crispy Pakoras....Wonderful snack with tea !!!

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  22. This is very innovative to add mint leaves. I usually add curry leaves for onion pakoda

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  23. the first pic is gorgeous! this is one of my most fave snacks :) bring this to our potluck :D

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  24. Looks fab...love the 1st pic ...I add curry n coriander leaves..adding mint is new..yup yup for our potluck this is best ;)

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  25. Lovely and wonderful looking onion pakoda, looks so crispy and mouthwatering, nice click too.

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  26. Onion pakoda super...Mint punch super.Will try this...Thanks for posting.

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  27. Nice picture, crispy and perfect pakodas

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  28. Gorgeous click... Mouthwatering. Crisp and delicious pakoras.

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  29. too good ! My favorite crispy snacks :)
    Never added mint to these , so will give it a try soon :)

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  30. very crisp and yumm.....

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  31. can i have sm pls???? :(

    www.shalinivenkatesh.com

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  32. A very delicious snack, perfect with a cuppa tea :-)

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  33. I made onion bhajis over the weekend too!!

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  34. மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...படங்கள் ஒவ்வொன்றும் கலக்கல்...

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  35. Perfect onion pakora's!! yummmm!

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  36. Perfect pakora's. Looks soo yummy. Love the recipe. bookmarking it.

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  37. nive recipe...great pics..I am sure gonna try this!!

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  38. Hey u're an SRCian ? Me too but just for a year 1991-92. I was staying in the hostel too...Lovely pakoras. I always love the wonderful tips u give with u're recipes which make it just like restaurant style or store bought lik but with a homey goodness! Thanks dear!

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  39. Tempting pakodas....

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  40. Never tried adding pudina...nice idea , will try it next time. The pic makes me drool raks!

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  41. I too love onion pakoda this way raji.. And they looks sooooo yummy perfect for the current season here .. wonderful snack and evergreen snack.. The first picture is awesome.

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  42. How gorgeously appealing are these??!! I have never used mint but I think they make a perfect addition during these summer months. Fantastic!

    Soma(www.ecurry.com)

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  43. V was saying that he is gonna make this for me some day. I am gonna show your recipe :) Can't wait to dig in to the plate.

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  44. My fav snack, even yest i made for side dish! I wanna grab ur plate now!

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  45. delicious..this is how we make them as well...the pics are making me swoon..

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  46. Adding mint is so new to me... I make an onion heavy version too than the usual pakodas and love it taht way.
    How have you been Raks?

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  47. Wow eye capturing pics dear, delicious:)

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  48. Looks so crispy and delicious! Very tempting pictures.. :) BTW, was Mrs. Janaki your principal @SRC when u passed out?

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  49. Looks so crispy and mouthwatering. Perfect tea time snack on a rainy day.

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  50. yum yum..perfect with tea:) I like you south Indian people add curry leaves in most of the every savoury dishes, it brings out really nice aroma!!love it...

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  51. woo this is all time fav snack...addition of pudina is new to me...looks soo tempting dear..

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  52. Hey tahts a yummy dish...came out very perfect and tooo good one...liked it a lot...

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  53. Oh my god !!! Its mouth watering...feel like eating now...great recipe dear...

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  54. very nice blog...........plz visit my blog if time permits........
    http://lets-cook-something.blogspot.com/

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  55. Raji send this my day during a rainy day!!

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  56. What more can i ask for this season? Perfect with some hot filter coffee...mouth watering treats dear :)

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  57. Wow! They look so good! I posted today a different quicker version of pakoda in my blog (http://bagabrownman.blogspot.com/2010/06/quick-n-fun-indian-pakora.html) and was searching for other variations to try.

    I'll be sure to try this version! Thank you so much for posting it. ^_^

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  58. love the flavor of mint with onion...looks yumcious

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  59. Hi, you have a very nice blog.
    First time visit.. following you

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  60. Your blog is unique and excellent . the wayyou present the recipes are perfect to the core. wish u all the best.

    sabitha

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  61. Mint pakoda looks inviting and crisp! A very good snack for the tea-time!

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  62. wow! My fav! Yumm Thanks for sharing the crispy

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  63. My favorite pakoda,looks Mouthwatering

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  64. Love the addition of mint leaves and fennel seeds to the onion pakodas, will try this next time.

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  65. hey raks,
    i tried your recipe today....it was so delicious ....thk u so much.....

    my mil do the same way....your website is so handy that i dont hve to call her and check for the recipe....

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  66. Hi Viji,thanks so much for the sweet comments,keep visiting :)

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  67. Hello Rak's Kitchen :)

    Your photos look absolutely gorgeous! I'm aching to try out the recipe. I just have a small doubt regarding the besan flour and rice flour quantity. What weight in gms. should I measure as 1 cup? Would 250 gm. be correct? Please do let me know :)

    Mouthwateringly awaiting your reply,
    Best,
    G

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  68. Hi gastronomer, 1 cup chickpea flour is 100 grams. approx and rice flour 1 cup is 120 grams approx... Sorry for the late reply

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  69. Hello again Rak's Kitchen :)

    Thank you for clarifying my doubts. I was not sure of the measurements because as per the metric system 1 standard cup is 240 gm. Which system of measurements do you follow?

    I'll be trying out the recipe today :) It will be a lovely surprise when my chap gets back home.

    Many, many thanks,
    Best,
    G

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  70. Hi Raks :)
    Tried out this recipe today and it came out awesome:) :) even without the bajji mix i was able to get it crisp :) m soooooooooooo happpy :) :)

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  71. I am used to making it with more flour and less onions too..Tried this way today and it came out really well... just like the ones we get at shops :)

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  72. Am used to making it with more flour n less onions as well...tried this way today and it turned out really well :)

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  73. Great... It is very tempting

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  74. Tried this today, came out awesome exactly like the ones we buy in shops. Thanks a lot. Your recipes are perfect.

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  75. Your recipes r perfect.Tried it yest n my husband lived it.Tried Diwali sweets n snacks n dey turned out perfect.T hanks a lot

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  76. I didnt' have mint, but added saunf, curry leaves and cilantro.., and they were just great! The saunf gives it that hotel pakoda flavor! Awesome! i will go through the other recipes you have here and let you know

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