Onion Pakoda

Onion Pakoda

Onion Pakoda

I love pakodas. But I am not interested to buy it from shops. At shops they use large quantity of oil at one go and keep adding fresh oil to the existing oil which is really not good.

Technically speaking from a Food Technology side: When oil is used for deep frying, the moisture from the food goes to the oil The oil contains moisture in it now. Again stored under light (I mean in shops they keep it in the kadai itself)  fresh oil added to it again and again to make up the quantity causing rancidity due to moisture and oxidative rancidity due to exposing oil to atmospheric oxygen (during storage). I shall do a post for this "Fat and Oil" separately. Hence eating deep fried food is not safe.

Ingredients:

Onion - 2
Besan- 10 tbsp
Chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Salt- as per taste
Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
Oil- for deep frying
Water- 1 cup (200 ml)

Method:
Onion Pakoda

In a bowl place besan, chilly powder, salt and baking soda.
Roughly chop peeled and washed onions.
Add onions to this bowl where all other dry ingredients are placed.
Add water little by little to make a thick mass. (Refer pic)

Onion Pakoda

If there is unused water let it be but the onion batter should be thick and should be clubbed.
Heat oil in a kadai.
Put the onion battered to the oil and fry till completely crisp.
Serve hot with Red Chilly Chutney.


Tinku Shaji

Tinku Shaji holds a bachelor of engineering in food engineering whose major interest is developing new recipes, food styling and food photography.

26 comments:

  1. CRISPY GOOD ONION PAKORAS...WILL GO SO WELL WITH SOME TEA :-)

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  2. I want to have some now with masala chai... I just love the way you explain things from scientific perspective...

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  3. aah.my ever favourite bite..this does have a special place in our hearts, yeah ??...keep in touch :)

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  4. Yummy pakoda, perfect tea time snack.

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  5. crispy onion pakoda,my favourite

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  6. This is exactly what I needed yday when it was drizzling all day!!! Yuummmm

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  7. Excellent snack, feel like munching some.

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  8. Cant stop eating these once I start. look really tempting

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  9. Great going! luv ur blog and ur presentation!!

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  10. You're right.. Home made food is always hygenic and better than the ones we buy from outside.. Onion pakoda's are my favourite Tinku.. Very quickly made.. Nice clicks dear :-)

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  11. Onion pakodas are sooo yummy! Nothing like it..

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