Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Onion Pakora


Onion Pakora or Pakodi(telugu) is one of the favourite snacks of many Indians. Eat it as a starter or a snack it is cherished by all. My GM used to make it for an evening snack especially when it is raining out there. In India we use to love the eveing rain so much, that we long for some spicy(Chat pat) snack with Chai(Indian Tea).
One such item is the Onion Pakora/Onion fitters. The aroma of fried onions along with the channa dhall powder is very tempting. Add to this is aroma of curry leaves and coriander making it ultimate.

Onions - 2 big
Channa Dhal - 1 Cup
Green Chillies - 2 ( cut into small pieces)
Curry leaves - 2 reems
Coriander leaves - A few chopped
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


1. Cut the onions length wise and place them in mixing bowl

2. Add the rest of the ingredients with water to make the batter thick enough to slip into the heated oil. Do not add excess water, or else the Pakoras will drink up most of the oil.

3. Now drop small amounts of the mixed batter into the oil for deep frying.

Once the pakoras turn dark yellow or orange color strain them from oil onto a plate with issue paper to drain all the excess oil.

Arrange the Pakoras on a serving plate and choice of sauces ranging from Mint, Tamarind, plum, cherry or even a simple ketchup.

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