Onion Pakoda – Hotel Style Vengaya Pakoda

Onion Pakoda – Hotel Style Vengaya Pakoda

Onion Pakora:

Pyaas Ki Pakodiya`n/Pyaas Pakoda/Venghaya Pakoda/Ulipaayalu Pakora.

Though it sounds easy….only an experianced cook can make great pakoras. Stick to this short method….if you really like it.


Gram flour 2 cups
Ghee 1/4 cup
Soda 1/4 spoon
Onions thinly sliced 1 bowl
Green chilies chopped thinly like sticks 1 cup
Curry leaves 1 cup
Ginger- garlic paste 1/2 cup
Oil for frying.


In a wide tray have your gram flour well spread.

In a separate cup add salt and cooking soda. To this add the melted ghee/vanaspathi. Mix them thoroughly.

Drop this mixture to the flour tray. Evenly spred them and mix them.

Now add onions, green chilies, ginger-garlic paste and curry leaves to it.

Make a note….You should not add any water to this. The flour should be dry still. Mix them well together.

In a deep pan heat oil.

Just before dropping them in oil. Just sprinkle them with water(not too much) and drop it without any actual shapes. So that the onions are just caught up to the flour with very less water. Mostly improperly together. Fry it crisply…till onions are really reddish brown….with good aroma. Repeat the same procedure for every batch.

Serve hot with tomato sauce.


2 Responses so far.

  1. devi srini says:

    hi malar..

    i have another pakora recipe for you.. Its an instant blast for any surprise party..

    prawns pakoda..

    prawns (shelled and deveined, not precooked. you get uncooked shelled ones in a pack in US.) 500gms

    gram flour( kadalai maavu) 1/2 cup
    salt 1 tsp
    pepper powder -1/2 tsp
    turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
    chilly powder-1/4 tsp
    curry leaves-3-6 leaves
    asafoetida-1/2 pinch
    rice flour- 1tsp

    stink free cleaning method:
    (applicable to any seafood)
    100% success

    after cleaning any seafood, wash them once in water then drain

    add the following,mix well and soak them for 15 mins

    salt 1/2 tsp
    turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
    pepper 1/2 tsp
    coconut oil 2 tbsp
    lime juice- 2-4 tsp

    then wash the seafood and add the masala you wish. you seafood will taste and smell good!

    make a batter with the ingredients like for bhaji and dip the prawns and fry till crispy ( 2 mins each side). drain in kitchen towel and enjoy with ketchup or mint chutney…


  2. Malar Gandhi says:

    Devi dear, Wow….wow Awesome! The way you described….is so marvelous! Can’t wait to make it! Your husband is lucky to have you. I would definetely put shrimps in my shopping list this weakend! Will dedicate the recipe to you and your family!

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