Apr 5, 2014

Onion Pakoda Recipe / Onion Pakora Recipe / Vengaya Pakoda Recipe

Pakoras are one of the popular indian snacks. We make pakoras with absolutely many of the veggies. One of the most popular ones are with onions. These morsels of heaven are hot, crispy and spicy. YUMMY Indeed. You can check out my other pakora recipes here..

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 2 to 3 mins per batch
Serves : 5 to 6


Onion - 3 large peeled and sliced very thinly (around 5 cups of onions)
Green Chillies - 3 slit
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Coriander leaves - 3 tblspn finely chopped
Salt to taste
Chilli powder - 1 tblspn
Gram Flour / Kadalai Mavu / Chickpea flour / Besan - 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup
Rice Flour - 1/4 cup
Oil for deep frying


Take sliced onions in a bowl, add in chillies, curry leaves, coriander leaves, salt, chilli powder and mix well with your hands.

Now add in gram flour and rice flour and mix well till it gets into a kind of thick crumbly dough.

Heat oil for deep frying. Take the pakora mix and drop them breaking them into small pieces.

Fry till they are golden and crispy.

Drain into paper towels and serve hot

Slice up loads of onions thinly
Add in slit chillies

throw in some curry leaves

and some chopped coriander leaves

add in some salt and some chilli powder

mix it all up

Add in gram flour

and rice flour
mix it up

fry in hot oil

fry till golden

Drain it



  1. Hi Aarthi,

    the pakoda looks inviting and super crisp.. btw did u use any food processor to cut onions? sorry to be so naive

  2. Oh wowee... Nice 2 c.. L try 2day..

  3. aarthi, Pakora looks perfect dear!! Feel like having few...

  4. This is what people in mumbai have in the rainy season ......... this is best had on a heavy rainy day

  5. Hi arthi I am ur new viewer.all ur recipes r good.keep going.photos for each and ever step keeps me coming again and again for every recipe. Excellent work arthi.all the best for ur future works.

  6. Perfectly made pakoras.. yummy!!!

  7. @AnonymousNo i used a cutting board and a knife

  8. Water is not
    used for mixing the same?

  9. @AnonymousNo need, the water from onion is enough to mix that

  10. Hi Aarthi I a new viewer of your blog. It's excellent .i have tried ur several receipes. All came out well. I'm from srilanka and I have recommend your blog to many of my friends keep up the good work. God bless you your family. Today I'm going to try this receipe��

  11. I am a new viewer of ur blog...feel nostalgic and happy to c ur way of presentation....all the best ...

  12. Lovely, i love this, and been meaning to make some myself. Thanks for sharing this recipe.



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