Onion Pakora
Onion Pakora
5 from 1 vote
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 5
This deep-fried snack is made with gram flour, salt, and an array of spices. A popular and much-loved snack during the cold winter season. Commonly served with a cup of masala chai, this pakora recipe is perfect for teatime.

Nutrition: per serving



  • 3 Onions
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Crushed Chillies
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Seeds Crushed
  • 1 Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Coriander
  • 100 g Gram Flour
  • 50 g Rice Flour
  • 2 tbsp Water


  • Cut the red onions into thin slices and add into a bowl
  • Add the spices to the onions and mix until evenly incorporated
  • Add the gram flour and the rice flour then mix until well combined
  • Gradually add the water and mix until well combined – do not leave the batter to sit and fry immediately otherwise the batter will become runny
  • Heat a pan with oil for deep frying until medium-hot ensuring that the oil is not too hot – to test this you can add a small ball of the batter into the pan, and it should rise with tiny bubbles surrounding it
  • Gently add the pakoras into the pan using a tablespoon or your hands – there should be tiny bubbles surrounding them – and allow them to cook undisturbed for 3-4 minutes until golden brown before flipping and allowing to cook for another 3-4 minutes until golden brown on the other side
  • Serve alongside a dip of homemade green chutney and enjoy!

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