Category: Other
Rating: 3.68
Servings: 15


2 teaspoon ghee
1 pinch baking soda
1 cup bengal gram flour (besan, chickpea; flour)
1/2 cup rice flour
2 tablespoon ghee
3 onions; finely chopped
1 potato (optional); finely chopped
1 a piece of ginger - 1 inch,; peeled and minced
4 green chilies; finely chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 bunch cilantro (coriander); finely chopped
1 salt; to taste
1 water; as required
1 oil; for deep-frying

Directions: How to Cook Onion Pakora (Vengaya Pakora)

Place 2 tsp. ghee and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Rub together until frothy. Add the remaining ingredients and combine well, using sufficient water to make a thick batter. Heat oil in a heavy frying pan. Drop spoonfuls of batter into the oil. Fry the pakoras until golden in color. When cooked, drain the excess oil on a sheet of brown paper or paper towels. Serve hot with chutney. From: "Dakshin - Vegetarian Cuisine From South India" by Chandra Padmanabhan Recipe By : "Dakshin" by Chandra Padmanabhan

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Recent comments and reviews for this recipe:

Nandita writes:

Quite a different recipe. Thanx anyways!

Posted on 08 Mar 2008, 08:08 ET

chef mohamd writes:

not for professionals..

Posted on 02 May 2008, 17:44 ET

challa writes:

Nice recip..

Posted on 21 Jun 2008, 13:41 ET

Remmy writes:

i have tried
this recipe
it's really good!!!!

Posted on 21 Sep 2008, 22:04 ET

Rob writes:

Love the recipe. I put 6 peppers in it and it was great

Posted on 03 Dec 2008, 20:15 ET

keonna writes:

good but what is it?

Posted on 28 Jan 2009, 09:34 ET

B S Krishnamurthy writes:

I think adding water to mix the ingrideints make pokora soft like cotton. Some people suggested to use the water content of the onion it self to make the pakora crispy. Well the tastes in the two cases are different. The present recipe is also good.It is a matter of taste.

Posted on 02 Feb 2009, 07:28 ET

Seby writes:

I am still in the process of preparing it. Will let you know after I make and eat it. Thanks for the content.

Posted on 16 Feb 2009, 07:02 ET

Prabh writes:

nice recipe we enjoyed a was raining in NY when we started to make and by the time we were done it had a nie time in all.

Posted on 26 Jun 2009, 18:13 ET

PBUH writes:

chef mohamd , Get lost you Moron. are you one of those chefs in road side shanty near vaniambadi

Posted on 10 Jul 2009, 20:41 ET

suma writes:

it is not nice receipe...

Posted on 29 Jul 2009, 07:19 ET

david writes:

about to prepare. looks good!

Posted on 01 Aug 2009, 02:57 ET

Bangii writes:


Posted on 04 Aug 2009, 03:09 ET

Shree writes:

I tried this turned out really good.Thanks..

Posted on 20 Aug 2009, 19:33 ET

dr. jugal writes:

nice recipe.. really enjoyed it during rains.. with a cup of tea makes this pakora more worthy.. thanks!

Posted on 28 Aug 2009, 20:11 ET

hameed writes:

its nice we enjoyed pokara in ramzan thanks

Posted on 16 Sep 2009, 10:53 ET

Nav writes:

I tried this its very delicious thanks for your support.

Posted on 14 Nov 2009, 12:51 ET

sona writes:

i have'nt tried for the recipe but hopfeully i will try soon. I hope it will not disappoint me.

Posted on 26 Nov 2009, 04:36 ET

shama writes:

Yaaaaaaaaaaaa! it was good, i really enjoy eating that. thankyou so much for that.

Posted on 26 Nov 2009, 04:38 ET

bubly writes:

sounds crispyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

Posted on 07 Jan 2010, 07:42 ET

gdbls writes:

yummy nice

Posted on 07 Jan 2010, 07:44 ET

Madhavi writes:

nice recipe

Posted on 05 Apr 2010, 21:48 ET

aron writes:

roadside vendor recipe

Posted on 23 Apr 2010, 09:52 ET



Posted on 07 May 2010, 08:14 ET

dsbf writes:

Adding Potatoes spoilt the recipe.Got scoldings from mom :(

Posted on 18 May 2010, 10:37 ET

Shanthi writes:

Its true.It spoilt the recipe.It was not crispy at all :( Provide some sensible recipe..

Posted on 18 May 2010, 10:38 ET

Ramaa writes:

Modified it added just two spoons of rice flour and minus the potato.Proportion of the remaining ingrdients remained the same.Turned out really good. Very tasty with rasam and rice.

Posted on 06 Jun 2010, 06:52 ET

asma writes:

very tasty

Posted on 01 Aug 2010, 10:18 ET

sali toh writes:

nice i made it nd it tate good :)

Posted on 26 Aug 2010, 19:16 ET

Rena writes:

hey, why are you shouting at the chef?
this is swearing, chef dint choose you, you choosed the chef site! remember. SWEARING IS NOT GOOD!

Posted on 28 Aug 2010, 08:59 ET

Ranju writes:

Iwas really happy to try your pakora was really yum Please give me more of your recipe

Posted on 01 Nov 2010, 02:50 ET

lally writes:


Posted on 21 Nov 2010, 13:13 ET

lailah writes:

I love the recipe it is so nice

Posted on 21 Nov 2010, 13:15 ET

prem writes:

nice just the i always prepare it

Posted on 10 Feb 2011, 23:49 ET

abbas writes:

coool... jus added more onions and chillies to it... thnks though.

Posted on 27 Feb 2011, 08:38 ET

rohini writes:

it was very nice..............i liked it :-)

Posted on 18 Mar 2011, 09:56 ET

siddiqa writes:

havnt tried yet but lemme tell it seems 2 b delicious. will try 2 mak it soon inshallah well lemme tell im a big fan of pakora lolXx!!

Posted on 01 Apr 2011, 08:43 ET

Shareen writes:

Very tasty evening snack. Served it on world cup finals. My family loved it

Posted on 02 Apr 2011, 07:10 ET

feroz writes:

it was awesome thanks so much

Posted on 02 Apr 2011, 20:09 ET

moulitaa writes:

it was horribvle

Posted on 02 Apr 2011, 20:10 ET

sexy ass writes:

very nice thanks for putting this on this mde me so better about my ex boyfriend thnx

Posted on 02 Apr 2011, 20:21 ET

Jeff writes:

Loved it

Posted on 15 Aug 2012, 08:52 ET

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