Recipes

Pyaaz Pakora or Onion Pakroas

Pakoras or fritters is a popular fried snack in Pakistan. This is the classic vegetarian pakora made with onions, coriander and chilies in a spicy gramflour (besan) batter and fried till golden and crispy. Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups gramflour (besan)
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander seeds
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Water, as required
  • ½ cup coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 – 3 green chilies, chopped (adjust to taste)
  • Chaat masala, for garnish

Method:

  1. In a large bowl add gramflour (besan), salt, coriander powder, red chili powder, coriander seeds and baking soda. Add water to make a thick batter. Set aside for at least 30 – 45 minutes.
  2. Just before frying add chopped coriander, onions and green chilies. Mix well. The batter should be thick enough to make pakoras (fritters). If it is too thin, add a little more gramflour (besan) and if it is too thick add water to fix the consistency.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan, karahi or wok. Use a tablespoon to drop dollops of the batter in the frying pan.
  4. Fry the pakoras till golden and crispy on both sides.
  5. Remove on a kitchen towel and serve hot.
  6. Sprinkle chaat masala on the top and serve with chutney or ketchup.

Image Credits: paka dey

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