onion pakoda recipe | onion pakora | eerulli bajji | kanda bhaji | onion bhaji

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onion pakoda recipe | onion pakora | eerulli bajji | kanda bhaji | onion bhaji with detailed photo and video recipe. basically a fried snack or deep fried onion fritters prepared with chickpea and rice flour coating with other spices. pakora recipe is a common snack recipe prepared across all states of india and is typically known with local names. in kannada it is known as eerulli baje, kanda bhaji in marathi and vengaya pakoda in tamil.
onion pakoda recipeonion pakoda recipe | onion pakora | neerulli baje | kanda bhaji | onion bhaji with step by step photo and video recipe. pakora recipe is prepared by mixing the thinly sliced onions with besan and rice flour mix. it is spiced with red chilli powder and ajwain. later the coated onion slices are deep fried in batches till it gets crisp golden brown.

pakoda’s are typically served as a snack or as appetiser and it can also be stuffed between bread and served as kanda pav. stuffing between bread is very common practise in maharashtra or marathi cuisine. basically the idea is very similar to vada pav and the stuffing can be extended with garlic chutney or green chutney. whereas in punjab or in north india, the onion pakoda is prepared with dense coating and less crisp. it is also popularly used in chickpea curry or besan kadhi which is known as kadhi pakora. further in karnataka it is commonly known as eerulli bajji or neerulli baje and is served with coconut chutney.

onion pakorafurthermore some important tips and suggestions to make crisp and golden onion pakoda recipe. as mentioned earlier, onion pakora can be prepared with various ways. it can be prepared crispier with less coating or softer with dense coating. it can be easily controlled with the consistency of besan, rice flour and onion mixture. secondly, do not add any water, squeeze the thinly sliced onions till it releases its juice. lastly, deep fry the onions on medium flame so that the heat reaches evenly.

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easy onion pakoda recipe | onion pakora | eerulli bajji | kanda bhaji | onion bhaji
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Recipe type: snacks
Cuisine: indian
Serves: 4 Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilli, finely chopped
  • few curry leaves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • pinch of hing / asafoetida
  • ¼ tsp ajwain / caraway seeds
  • 1 cup besan / gram flour
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • oil for deep frying
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 2 thinly sliced onions.
  2. also add 1 inch ginger, 2 green chilli, few curry leaves, 2 tbsp coriander leaves, ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp ajwain and pinch of hing.
  3. additionally, add 1 cup besan, 2 tbsp rice flour and ½ tsp salt.
  4. combine well making sure to squeeze onions well.
  5. without adding any water squeeze out the onions till the moisture is released.
  6. combine till dough is formed. if onions do not release water, then sprinkle few drops of water.
  7. take a ball sized pakoda dough and drop in hot oil. do not over crowd the oil as it wont get crispy.
  8. fry on medium flame till the pakoda turns crispy and golden brown.
  9. finally, drain over kitchen paper and serve onion pakoda with tomato sauce and chai.


how to make kanda bhaji with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 2 thinly sliced onions.
    kanda bhaji
  2. also add 1 inch ginger, 2 green chilli, few curry leaves, 2 tbsp coriander leaves, ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp ajwain and pinch of hing.
    eerulli bajji
  3. additionally, add 1 cup besan, 2 tbsp rice flour and ½ tsp salt.
    onion pakora
  4. combine well making sure to squeeze onions well.
    onion pakora
  5. without adding any water squeeze out the onions till the moisture is released.
    onion pakora
  6. combine till dough is formed. if onions do not release water, then sprinkle few drops of water.
    onion pakoda recipe
  7. take a ball sized pakoda dough and drop in hot oil. do not over crowd the oil as it wont get crispy.
    onion pakoda recipe
  8. fry on medium flame till the pakoda turns crispy and golden brown.
    onion bhaji
  9. finally, drain over kitchen paper and serve onion pakoda with tomato sauce and chai.
    onion pakora


notes:

  • firstly, make sure to have uniform onion slices, as it gets fried at the same time.
  • also avoid adding water as the pakoda may not turn crispy.
  • furthermore, add corn flour in place of rice flour to make pakoda more crispy.
  • additionally, add mint and more coriander leaves to make more flavour full pakoda.
  • finally, onion pakoda taste great when served hot and crispy.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

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