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Onion Pakora

Features:
  • Veg
  • Vegan
Cuisine:
  • 25 min
  • Serves 4
  • Medium

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While it is important to have breakfast religiously every day, it doesn’t have to be a boring affair. If love waking up to a plate of crunchy and warm breakfast, you should definitely try the onion pakoras!

Onion pakoras are basically fritters made of seasoned batter and sliced onions.

Health Benefits:

Onion pakoras are not only quick to prepare on busy mornings, but also an energy-packed breakfast that will give you great stamina till lunch. Also, if you are feeling a little under in terms of appetite, carom seeds, one of the ingredients used in this recipe, can get back your appetite on track! This recipe also uses chilli powder, which contains capsaicin, a compound that lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

 

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How to Make Onion Pakoras

  1. Combine all dry ingredients (gram flour, carom seeds, baking soda, salt, garam masala, and chili powder).
  2. Add oil and water, whisk to make a thick batter, and add onion slices
  3. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high flame.
  4. Once the oil starts smoking up, scoop the batter containing onions and and deep fry one at a time.
  5. Place pakoras on paper towels to drain excess oil.
  6. Serve with ketchup.

 Trivia:

  • Oil extracted from carom seeds can be used as an antiseptic for cuts and burns.
  • The term for pakoras is pretty much the same in the South of India and Somalia. South Indians call the dish bajji and Somalians call it bajiye!
  • The term pakora is derived from the Sanskrit work pakvavata, which literally means “cooked lump”.

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