Onion Pakora Recipe
Recipe type: Snack, Side
RecipeCuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3-4
Onion Pakora is a popular Mumbai street food. This Onion Pakora Recipe is easy to make and could be made with basic ingredients found in your kitchen.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • oil as required
  • 1 cup gram flour (besan)
  • 1 big sized onion sliced thinly
  • 1-2 green chilies chopped finely
  • a pinch of garam masala powder
  • ¾ th t/s of carom seed (ajwain)
  • ½ t/s of turmeric powder (haldi)
  • a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • ½ t/s dry raw mango powder / amchur (optional)
  • 1 t/s baking soda (optional)
  • water as required
  • salt as required
How to make the recipe?
  1. Peel the onion and slice them as thin as you can.
  2. Sift the gram flour and water. Mix all the spice powder, carom seed, green chilies and salt. Give a nice whisk and make a smooth, thick batter.
  3. Add the sliced onion if the batter is too thin then add some gram flour. If too thick batter then add some water.
  4. Place oil in a kadai or a deep vessel. Once oil is hot take a spoonful of the mixture and drop into the hot oil, leaving some space from each other.
  5. Don't cluster too many, fry few at a time.
  6. Once they are golden brown from both sides. Remove them with slotted spoon and place on absorbent napkins.
  7. Repeat the same with the rest of batter.
  8. Serve the onion bhaji pav hot with fried green chilies and sauce.
1. If amchur isn't available then just add some chat masala instead.
2. The batter has to be thick and not thin.
3. Fry them on medium heat else they might get burnt.
4. You could add baking soda if you wish to. However I haven't added.
5. The onion need to be sliced thinly else it would take a longer time to cook.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at https://www.flavorsofmumbai.com/onion-pakora-recipe/