Sunday, January 22, 2012

Rainy Day

Hi Friends,

It's pouring in the Bay area today and the air is cold. Have some perfect plans for the onion fritters (pakodas) at tea time, easy and tasty snack that goes perfectly well with tea on a cool afternoon. Also  the big game is on, as 49ers  (SFO football team) are playing against NY Giants. My son and husband will be glued to TV watching the game. During the tea time we'll treat ourselves to crispy onion pakodas and enjoy it with tea....


1 cup gram flour (Besan)
2 medium sized onions sliced or chopped
2 green chilies chopped fine
1/4 tsp of baking soda
1  tsp salt
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp chaat masala powder (available in Indian grocery store)
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
Oil for frying (Vegetable oil)
1/2 cup water
3 to 4 curry leaves
2 tsp fresh chopped coriander leaves

1. Peel onions and either slice or chop into medium sized.
2. In a shallow dish combine gram flour,salt,red chilly powder,cumin seeds,chaat powder, freshly chopped coriander,few curry leaves(optional). 

3. Add just little  water to make a thick paste.Mix in the onions into the batter.

4. Heat oil and using a spoon drop in spoonfuls of the prepared onion batter into the hot oil and fry until golden and crisp. Remove from oil.

5. Enjoy crisp hot onion pakodas with coriander chutney and tea.

Onion Pakodas

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  1. Hi Viya,
    I just wanted to say that I love your blog, your recipes  and pictures!!! The best part is that your recipes are very easy to understand and whatever I have tried, it always comes out yummy and  thats what I appreciate alot!!!! I’m SO IMPRESSED, your creativity in recipes and presentation is inspiring....
    Thanks for Great variety of food ..and the pictures really makes my mouth water :)
    Cheers- Sonal

  2. I like this pakoda much, yummy snack

  3. Very Unique and tempting snack !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

    Ongoing event CC:Vegan Diet - Plant Based Food


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