Feb 28, 2012

Onion Pakoda / Ulli Vada

Onion Pakoda / Ulli Vada

An and tasty deep fried snack, made of sliced onions and gram flour batter. Serve as a starter or with tea / coffee.

Makes: 12 onion pakodas

You will need

2 onions, finely sliced

200 ml oil (to deep fry)

For gram flour batter:

½ cup (100 g) gram flour (besan / kadala maav / chone pitti)

1 teaspoon rice flour

½ teaspoon red chilli powder

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

2 pinches hing (asafoetida)

2 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves (optional)

¼ cup (50 ml) water

½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)


In a bowl, mix all the batter ingredients together and make a batter. Add sliced onions and mix well. Keep aside the pakoda batter for 15 minutes.

Heat oil in a frying pan / kadai. Reduce heat to medium and drop teaspoons (or use small spoons which shape like ice cream scoop to get evenly round shape ) of the pakoda batter ( 6 - 7 pakodas at a time ) and fry till golden color on both the sides.

Drain and place on kitchen towel to absorb excess oil.

Serve hot as an evening snack with Tomato sauce or coconut chutney or serve as a starter.

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