Sep 5, 2011

Peyaji (Bengali Onion Pakora)

Spicy Onion pakodas are very popular in North India and South Asia is mainly served as an evening snack during winters along with a cup of hot masala chai or tea. Onion Pakoda is a deep fried batter snack made of gram flour (besan), other spices and onions.Making of onion pakoda is simple and quick to make when you also have sudden guests or visitors at home. Most of the ingredients are easily available at every home.


Onions - 2 big
Besan - 1/2 cup or as needed
Rice flour - 1/4cup
Green Chillies - 2 ( cut into small pieces)
Baking Soda - A pinch
Salt - to Taste
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Chat masala powdwer - 1/2 tsp ( for extra flavour)
Enough Water
Oil for deep frying

Method :

Cut onion into thin 1/2" length wisepieces. Add salt to it. Keep aside for 5 - 10 minutes

Add besan, riceflour , finely chopped green chillies, baking soda, red chilly powder, chat masala powder, salt.

Mix well and then sprinkle very little water and mix well to form a dry mixture, make sure not to add more water,as adding more water will not give you a crispy pakoda.

Heat oil in a kadai and put about one spoon full of onion mix to oil. You can make 8-10 pakodas at a time. Fry until brown in colour.

Arrange the Pakoras on a serving plate with tomato ketchup.

Serve hot as a coffee/tea time snack or as starter…

Sending this to Taste of Pearl City's "Any One Can Cook"

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