Onion Pakoda


Onion pakoda or pakora recipe is one of the most sought Indian snack recipes. Also known as ‘onion bhajia,’ it is a much-loved snack with a hot mug of beverage. Mostly, people prefer onion pakoda on a rainy or cold day. The crispy onion pakora with a hot sip of drink is an amazing combination.

To serve a plate of crispy onion pakora, all you need is a simple onion pakora recipe. The recipe we have here is quick to make and enjoy with family friends.

Onion Pakoda Ingredients

  • 4-5 medium sized onions
  • 3-4 green chillies (you can skip this if you want)
  • green coriander
  • finely chopped ginger
  • salt to taste
  • a pinch of hing
  • half teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • powdered chilly (Kashmiri red chilly is preferred for color)
  • half teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 4 table spoons of gram flour
  • One and half table spoons of rice flour

Onion Pakoda Preparation

  • Crush the finely chopped onions, so that onion layers separate.
  • Mix the onion with chopped chilies, chopped ginger, chopped coriander, salt, hing, turmeric powder, chilly powder, and cumin powder.
  • Now slowly add the gram flour and mix thoroughly.
  • Then add rice flour and mix.

onion pakora mixture

  • You don’t have to add water as the moisture is enough from chopped onions. If not, add a little water. Do not make it too watery.

Onion Pakoda cooking steps

  • Heat oil in a pan. We need oil enough to deep fry the mixture.

onion pakora on oil for frying

  • Take a small portion from the mixture each time and start frying.

frying onion pakora until golden

  • Fry until golden.

vegetable pakora

  • Server hot onion pakoda

hot onion pakora with chutney

Onion Pakoda Notes

You can add additional veggies as required. But as this is onion pakora, the majority of taste should be of an onion.