May 13, 2013

Pyaz Double Damakha Pakora | Onion Pakora

A deep fried starter made with onions, chick pea flour and green chilies. Its extremely delicious and an entertaining appetizer. 

On a rainy day, my husband asked for a deep fried snack with a cup of chai. So I decided to make onion pakora since its easy to make and can be prepared in no time. I wanted to keep this recipe as simple as possible.

There are many variations in pakora and this is one of the simplest recipe. I called it "double dhamaka" because, it is deep fried twice to keep it crisp on the outside and soft inside.


1 Medium sized Onion, finely chopped
1 cup Chick  pea flour | Besan
4 Green Chilies
3/4 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Water
Oil for deep frying


  • In a mixing bowl, mix onions, green chilies, chick pea flour and salt
  • Add little water to make thick batter. Add more water if required

  • Wet your hands and scoop out little batter. Gently leave it in hot oil. Deep fry evenly until it turns golden brown

  • Use an absorbent paper to drain excess oil. 

  • After pakoras has cooled, drop it again in hot oil and fry evenly for a minute or two 
  • Use an absorbant paper to drain excess oil
  • Serve hot with chutney 
  • Additional ingredients like cilantro, dill, mint(pudina) can also be added to enhance flavors
  • Cabbage and cauliflower can be used instead of onions

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