Onion Pakoda – Easy Onion Pakoda Recipe

November 21, 2017 Holi RecipesPakoda RecipesSnacks / Starters  10 comments

Onion Pakoda is an awesome & easy Indian snack. Its perfect to munch over a cup of coffee or tea. It does not ask for any special ingredients, just simple ones – all of which will definitely be available in the pantry. It can be made in just  15 mins.. What more do u need!?! Easy, quick and yummy snack to crunch/munch, Isn’t it? I bet your house will be filled with a very tempting aroma!! Perfect for cold & rainy days 🙂 Check other snack recipes HERE.

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Here is the video..



Now to the recipe…


Onion Pakoda My Magic Pan


[Preparation Time-5 mins : Cooking Time- 15 mins]

Onion Pakoda Ingredients:

  • Onion – 3
  • Oil – to deep fry + 2 tbsp (see method)
  • Besan/chickpea flour – 1 cup
  • Rice Flour – 1/4 cup
  • Salt – as needed
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a generous pinch
  • Curry Leaves – a sprig


Onion Pakoda My Magic Pan



  • Take a pan with oil enough to deep fry and heat it in simmer. Meanwhile slice the onions. Take a wide bowl and add the sliced onions, besan flour, rice flour, salt, chilli powder, asafoetida, curry leaves and 2 tbsps of hot oil. Mix well.

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  • Make sure the oil is hot enough to deep fry. Drop the onion pakoda mixture in a sprinkled format. Keep the flame in medium and deep fry until golden brown. Drain it in paper towels.



Tadaaaaaa!!! Onion Pakoda is ready!!

Munch it with a cuppa coffee or tea!!


Onion Pakoda My Magic Pan



  1. Do not add water to the onion pakoda mixture, water from the onions, salt & oil is enough to bring the mixture together.
  2. Adding hot oil gives a crispy texture to the onion pakoda.
  3. U can add finely chopped green chillies instead of chilli powder.
  4. Make sure to keep the flame in medium flame while deep frying, else the onions will burn and will not taste good.
  5. U can add fennel seeds to the mixture for an extra flavour.


Onion Pakoda My Magic Pan

– By Sundari Nathan

10 comments to Onion Pakoda – Easy Onion Pakoda Recipe

  • padma  says:

    Looks awesome…My hubbys favourite evening weekend snack…Thanks for sharing!!

  • veena  says:

    perfect snack for the tea time.. U r right it is very addictive too

  • marudhuskitchen  says:


  • Anu  says:

    These look amazing! I usually make similar ones without rice flour. I would try this slightest different version too.

  • Jeena  says:

    Its really tempting Sundari.. wow,nice presentation too.

  • Hema  says:

    Love these pakoras, very very tempting..

  • Rafeeda  says:

    These onion pakodas are so apt for the season… along with a hot cup of chai…

  • Sathya @Mykitchenodyssey  says:

    Love these onion pakodas sundari ..Awesome snack for a rainy days

  • Ruxana  says:

    Delicious pakodas,perfect snack for the season!

  • Ms.Dee  says:

    Looks great and I am going to try this receipe.I love onions Thank You!

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