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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Vengaya Pakoda / Onion Pakoda (Onion Fritters)

Today the weather was a little cold. We went out for egg hunt this afternoon and came back home. We didn't have any other plan for the evening. Chilly weather and lazy evening - what else reason you need for pakodas??  

Besan Flour, 1 cup
Onions (finely chopped), 1 no.
Curry leaves, 2 sprigs
Cilantro(finely chopped) handful
Turmeric Powder, 1/4 teaspoon
Chilli Powder, 1/2 teaspoon
Asafoetida, a pinch
Salt to taste
Butter- 1 teaspoon
Water, to knead
Oil, to deep fry

  • In a bowl, combine flour, turmeric powder, chilli powder, asafoetida ,salt and to this mix onion, curry leaves & cilantro.
  • Add water little by little to this mixture till they are incorporated well. Then add butter to this and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan and drop the spoonful of batter one after the other into the oil. . Avoid  overcrowding as they will not result in crispy pakoda.
  • Fry them till they are golden brown. Drain them on paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • Serve them hot.


  1. yummy....i love pakoras ;)

  2. Great snack...quick and easy!

  3. Are these also called pakoras? I would usually eat pakoras in a punjabi stall and i love them. especially dip in the minty chillies.

    1. Yes these are similar to that. South Indian version. :)

  4. Very tempting fritters,luks cripy and yum...

  5. so yummy fritters, perfect for cold or rainy days..

  6. Yummy pakoras, has come out nice and crispy..

  7. Thanks for the comments, Ladies.. :)


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