October 28, 2013

Shallow fried onion pakoda recipe - how to shallow fry kanda bhaji

Onion pakoda recipe - To make a healthy snack, I have prepared shallow fried onion pakoda instead of deep frying it.  You can also deep fry these pakodas. 

pakoda in a serving plate
Shallow fried  onion pakoda recipe.

Preparation time  10 minutes
Cooking time 10 minute
Serves 2

3 tbsp split bengal gram flour / besan
1 large onion, thinly sliced
3/4 tsp chilly powder
1/4 tsp cumin seeds powder / jeera powder
1/2 tsp coriander seeds powder
A generous pinch of ajwain
Fistful of chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste

Shallow fried onion pakoda recipe.
  • Dry roast the besan till aromatic and golden brown. Allow it to cool.
  • Combine the onion, chilly powder, cumin seeds powder, coriander powder and  ajwain.
  • Heat half tbsp of oil in a frying pan. Add this onion mixture and saute till the onions turn translucent.  Remove from the flame and allow it to cool. 
  • Once the onion mixture cools, add roasted besan and salt to it. mix well till they combine well. 
  • Then heat a griddle and apply oil on it.  Take one small portion of onion-besan mixture and slightly flatten it with your palm. 
  • Place it  on hot griddle in one layer. Pour some oil all over the pakodas and shallow fry them till golden brown from all sides. 
  • Serve the onion pakoda hot with a cup of tea or coffee.
prepared shallow fried  onion pakoda


  1. Guilt free n delicious snack!

  2. Looks so crispy and yum

  3. Looks crispy taste gonna be delicious too.


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