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Crispy Onion Pakodas Recipe: A Flavorful Monsoon Delight

As the monsoon clouds gather and the rain begins to pour, there's no better way to enjoy the weather than with a plate of piping hot and crispy Onion Pakodas. These deep-fried fritters are a popular Indian snack that never fails to satisfy your taste buds. The combination of thinly sliced onions, aromatic spices, and a gram flour batter makes them a perfect accompaniment to a cup of hot tea or coffee.

In this article, we will guide you through the simple steps to make this delicious snack in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Below is the Onion Pakoda recipe.


  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup gram flour (besan)

  • 2-3 green chilies, finely chopped (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder

  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder

  • 2 teaspoon Carom seeds

  • A handful of crushed Curry Leaves

  • Salt to taste

  • Water

  • Oil for deep frying


  1. Prepare the Onions:

  • Peel and thinly slice the onions. Make sure the slices are evenly thin for even frying.

2. Make the Batter:

  • In a mixing bowl, add the gram flour (besan), green chilies, red chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, asafoetida, and salt.

3. Mix and Add Water:

  • Mix the dry ingredients, and then gradually add water to make a thick batter. Stir well to ensure there are no lumps. The batter should coat the back of a spoon without dripping too easily.

4. Heat Oil:

  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium-high heat. To check if the oil is hot enough, drop a small amount of batter into the oil. If it sizzles and rises to the surface, the oil is ready for frying.

5. Dip and Fry:

  • Dip the sliced onions into the prepared batter, ensuring each slice is coated evenly. Carefully slide them into the hot oil, a few at a time. Do not overcrowd the pan to maintain even cooking.

6. Fry Until Golden Brown:

  • Fry the onion pakodas until they turn a beautiful golden brown, flipping them as needed for uniform frying. This usually takes about 4-5 minutes. Remove them with a slotted spoon and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to remove excess oil.

7. Serve Hot:

  • Serve the crispy onion pakodas hot, along with your favorite chutney or sauce. They are best enjoyed with a cup of masala chai or coffee.

Crispy onion pakodas are a wonderful treat for rainy days, family gatherings, or just when you're in the mood for a tasty snack. With their irresistible crunch and spicy flavors, they'll quickly become a favorite in your household. So, the next time it rains, don't hesitate to whip up a batch of these delectable fritters and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

You can watch the video linked below.

If you want to skip to the recipe part, please skip to the 2:00 mark in the video :)

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