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Onion Pakoda



Onion Pakoda is a popular Indian snack made with onions, chickpea flour, spices, and herbs. It is a deep-fried snack that is usually served as an appetizer or snack. The onions are sliced into thin rings and then mixed with the chickpea flour, spices, and herbs. The mixture is then deep-fried until golden brown. Onion Pakoda is usually served with chutney or ketchup.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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thinly sliced onions

2 cups

chickpea flour (besan)

1 cup

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

cumin powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

ajwain (carom seeds)

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


1/4 cup

Oil for deep frying



Step 1:

In a large bowl, mix together the chickpea flour, red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala, ajwain and salt.

Step 2:

Add the sliced onions and mix until the onions are evenly coated with the spices.

Step 3:

Add the water and mix until the mixture is thick and sticky.

Step 4:

Heat oil in a deep pan over medium heat.

Step 5:

Take a small portion of the onion mixture and shape it into a round pakoda.

Step 6:

Carefully drop the pakoda into the hot oil and fry until golden brown.

Step 7:

Remove the pakoda from the oil and place it on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the excess oil.

Step 8:

Repeat the process with the remaining onion mixture.

Step 9:

Serve the onion pakoda hot with chutney or ketchup. Enjoy!

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 24471 users have chowed down on Onion Pakoda a whopping 34817 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai are the top 5 cities gobbling up Onion Pakoda like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Onion Pakoda, our users are head over heels in july, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Onion Pakoda is the food of choice for 28-30 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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