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Onion Pakoras

Onion and Scallion Chickpea Flour Fritters
Pakoras, savory vegetarian fritters, are a very popular Indian tea time snack. The chickpea batter gives them a unique flavor. I am sharing recipe of Onion Pakoras with you, but you can make these with almost any kind of vegetables. Try same recipe with grated carrots and potatoes and do not forget to tell me how you like it….
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Onion and Scallion Chickpea Flour Fritters

Onion and Scallion Chickpea Flour Fritters
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Cuisine Indian Category Serves 2


  • 1 Cup Chickpea Flour (Besan)
  • 2 tbsp Green Onion (Chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup Red Onion
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Hot Green Pepper (small)
  • 1 tsp Thyme (Or Ajwain)
  • Canola Oil (For Frying)
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic (paste or minced)


  • Step for Recipe - Onion and Scallion Chickpea Flour Fritters
    1. Take flour in a bowl, add scallions, onion, salt, red chili powder, garlic and thyme.
  • 2. Mix water into dry ingredients (little at a time). Repeat adding the water till batter is little thicker than Pancake Batter.
  • Step for Recipe - Onion and Scallion Chickpea Flour Fritters
    3. Heat oil in a deep frying pan (Or Fryer) . When oil is hot, fry fitters 3-4 at a time. (Check by dropping pinch of batter in oil. It should float to surface at count of 3).
    Additional Notes
    Never overcrowd your frying pan since that will drop oil temperature and fritters will become oily.
  • Step for Recipe - Onion and Scallion Chickpea Flour Fritters
    4. Server hot with Chutney of your choice. Perfect for Tea Time Party Or Cocktail Party.

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4 comment(s)

  1. Would like the grape raita recipe for the fritters

    There is Grape Raita recipe on blog. Please use search to find.
  2. How much water please?

    Start with 1/4 cup water. Mix. Add more (1 tbsp at a time) until consistency is of pancake batter.