Onion Pakodi, also known as Pyaz ki Pakoda, is a popular street food in India. It is made with a batter of gram flour, spices, and onions, which is deep-fried to create crispy and delicious pakodis. Here is a simple recipe for making Street food style Onion Pakodi:
- 2 cups gram flour (besan)
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
- Salt to taste
- 2 cups thinly sliced onions
- Water as needed
- Oil for deep frying
- In a mixing bowl, combine the gram flour, red chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix well.
- Add the thinly sliced onions to the flour mixture and mix until the onions are well coated with the flour mixture.
- Gradually add water to the mixture, as needed, to make a thick batter.
- Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
- Once the oil is hot, take small portions of the batter and drop them into the hot oil using your fingers or a spoon. Fry the pakodis until golden brown and crispy.
- Remove the pakodis from the oil using a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
- Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.
- Make sure the oil is hot before adding the pakodis. If the oil is not hot enough, the pakodis will absorb too much oil and become soggy.
- To achieve crispier pakodis, you can add a pinch of baking soda to the batter.
- You can also add some finely chopped green chilies or ginger to the batter for an added flavor.
- Avoid overcrowding the pan while frying the pakodis, as this will cause them to become soggy. Fry them in batches if necessary.