Onion pakora is one of the popular street snacks in Maharashtra. It is quick and easy to make. Also, it is a monsoon special snack dish. Onion Pakora is also called as Kanda Bhajji ( Kanda = Onion, Bhajji = Pakora or Pakoda ). It is a deep fried snack made with the gram flour and onions, spiced with red chili powder.
It easy to make when you have a sudden guest at home. You can serve it with green chutney, sweet chutney or tomato ketchup (I love to eat it with salted deep-fried green chilies).
You will love to have it in monsoon and in cold windy days.
|Course: Snacks Cuisine: Indian|
Take fresh Onions and cut them into fine slices (julienne). Make sure that the slices should be thin so that pakoras will get cooked properly and also it will become more crispy.
Add Red chili powder, salt and turmeric powder to the sliced onions.
If you like to have spicy pakoras, you can add more red chili powder to it or you can also add finely chopped green chilies.
Mix all ingredients mentioned in the last step properly ( You should mix it with hands). Keep the mixture aside for 8 to 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, you can take oil in frying pan and keep it on a stove for heating.
Because of salt, onions will start releasing moisture. This moisture will help to bind gram flour.
Add some gram flour to the mixture. The amount of the gram flour depends on the moisture released by onions.
Mix the gram flour properly with Onion Slices (Prepared in 3rd step)
we should not add water to the mixture. Otherwise, the pakoras will not be crispy.
Take small portions of the dough and drop them into the hot oil. (See dough size in image)
Stir occasionally for even frying.
Fry the pakoras till it's color becomes golden brown.
Drain it on tissue paper.
Serve it hot with the green chutney, sweet chutney or tomato ketchup.
>>Recipe Notes –
1.You should not add water to the mixture because the pakoras will not be crispy. But sometimes the onions does not release sufficient moisture then you can sprinkle 1 teaspoon of water to bind the gram flour.
.2.To make crispy pakoras, keep the stove on high flame while putting pakoras in oil and then make the flame low.
3.You can add finely chopped coriander and green chilies to the mixture, it also tastes good.
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