Friday, March 31, 2006

Onion Masala Pakoda

Here is an another receipe for a deadly appetizer.
There is no grinding or over work involved.All you need to do is cut up some Onions.
You cannot keep you hands of this pakoda while you are cooking it.
The smell of this wonderful snack will fill your house and also your neighbourhood.
I got this receipe from HemantsCookery corner. I love his receipes and have tried quite a few.But this one is a classic. You should definitely try it and you will not be disappointed.

Whenever I make the pakados I would always save some and make pakoda kulambhu the next day.Its nothing but the pakodas soaked in pulikulambhu, another delicacy learned from my mom.I will try to post the receipe for this one too later

Since the rules for the VCC event from 'My Dhaba' has been changed to "upto three receipes per participant" I have decided why not send this receipe to that as a second entry.My first entry for this event is stuffed mushroom.


1 cup Besan flour (kadalai mavu)
1 cup rice flour
1 tsp chilli powder.
1/4 tsp cooking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp chopped garlic
2 tsp chopped ginger
2 tsp chopped green chillies
2 tsp chopped curry leaves
1 tsp ghee (optional)
2 medium sized onion sliced into thin strips

First take all the dry Ingredients into a bowl and mix well with your hands.
now add the garlic, ginger, greenchillies, curry leaves, ghee (op), onions and mix well
heat the oil in a kadhai.Now divide the flour mixture into four portions.
Take one portion into a plate.Sprinkle some water and then mix it slightly with your hand.It should not become soggy.The consistency should be as in the picture.

Take some flour in ur fingers and press it slightly and drop it in the oil.You can add 4 - 5 pakodas at a time.It should not have any particular shape.Fry until golden brown, take it out and drain in the paper towel.
Continue the same with the other batches of the flour.

If you add/sprinkle water to the whole batch, the flour will soak up the water and the pakodas will not be crispy.So always do it in small batches.


Kitchenmate said...

Onion pakoda looks so yummy, it takes me to my home, used to be tea time snack though i dont have tea during those time:)

Vineela said...

HI sumi,
I love onion pakoda.
I usually do this.I feel to prepare now itself.

Sumi said...

Thanks KM and Vineela for visiting my blog.
This dish is my favorite when I come home from work during those snowy winter days.

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Anonymous said...

The Onion pakoda looks good.. i'm have taken print out and goin to try today. Thanx for the stuff.

Saravanan R

sweets said...

Hi Sumi,

I tried the onion pakodas today it was a big hit among my friends..I dint have Soda bi-carbonate..instead i used ENO salt he he he ehe ..Ofcourse served it hot with tea. Thank you

Unknown said...

super pakoda:)

Prema Sundar said...

Tried this and turned out great. I have linked this for mbp. thanks for the recipe.

Priya said...

Hi Sumi,

Your blog looks awesome... with attractive pictures in it... am gonna try this recipe and make this weekend interesting...

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Anonymous said...

I tried your onion pakoda recipe.It turned out very good.Thanks.

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