Pakoras are every ones favourite evening snack. At this winter season with a cup of hot tea tastes irresistible. There are many types of pakoras available through out India. The very popular and easy to make one is onion pakoras. These are basically fritters made with onion and gram flour mixture.

Onion thool pakoda varies from normal pakora in the shape. It does not have a ball shape. It is irregular in shape and size. Thool means powder that indicates the texture of these pakoras. This pakoras couls be made according to your taste. Some like more gram flour mixture and less onions. Some like it more onion with less gram flour mixture. So prepare the mixture according to our taste. Easy to make pakoras with in minutes with the ingredients available in you pantry. Crispy crunchy tasty Onion Pakoras !!!
Onion Pakoras

Gram flour/ Kadalai Mavu- 1 cup
Rice flour- 1/2 cup
Baking powder- 1/4 teaspoon
Asafetida- 1/4 teaspoon
Salt- to taste
Turmeric powder- pinch
Chilli powder- 1 teaspoon
Fennel seeds- 1 teaspoon
Coriander seeds- 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
Onion, chopped lengthwise- 2 medium
Green chillies, chopped-2
Ginger, chopped- 1 inch
Coriander leaves, chopped- 1 tablespoon
Curry leaves- 1 tablespoon
Oil- 2 tablespoon+ to fry
Onion Pakoda

  • In a deep bowl add the gram flour, rice flour, baking powder, Asafetida and salt.
  • Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, fennel seeds and coriander seeds; mix every thing with hand to evenly mix together.
  • Now add the onion, green chillies, ginger, coriander leaves and curry leaves.(After cutting the onions you could sprinkle some salt over onions to sweat and release some moisture to make pakoras crispy- optional)
  • Mix everything with hand to evenly mix well.
  • Now drizzle 2 tablespoons of oil over the mixture and sprinkle some water and mix well to get a wet but slightly dry mixture.
  • If you take some loose mixture with hand it has to hold its shape that show the right consistency of the mixture.
  • Heat oil in a pan well and reduce the flame to low and start frying the pakora.
  • For thool pakora take hand full of mixture and spread the mixture in to small pieces by pinching the mixture in hot oil.
  • For normal pakoras take a small gooseberry sized batter and drop in hot oil and fry till crispy and golden brown colour appears.

Onion Thool Pakoras