Red Onion Pakora

Preparation info
  • Makes around


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      35 min

Appears in
Chilli & Mint: Indian Home Cooking from A British Kitchen

By Torie True

Published 2021

  • About

These crispy snacks are a common street food throughout India. They are a firm favourite at my Indian cooking classes too; we often eat them while we are waiting for the curries to finish cooking. They are addictively good and perfect pre-dinner snackage.


  • 150 g chickpea/gram flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½


  1. Mix everything except the red onion and oil together in a large bowl. Add a little cold water to form a thick batter, similar to a pancake batter in consistency, then stir in the finely sliced red onions so that they are fully coated.
  2. Half fill a small pan with oil and heat gradually for around 6 minutes. To check the temperature, dip a few strands of batter-co