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onion pakoras served with ketchup and chutney
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Onion Pakodas

Tasty and EASY Onion Pakodas cooked with a fraction of oil in the Air Fryer. Check out the notes for oven and stovetop instrcutions
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 96kcal




  • Cut the onion in half and peel the skin and outer thin layer off. Then thinly slice each half of the onion.
  • In a medium bowl add onion, cilantro and salt. Massage with your hands or using a silicone spatula to help release the moisture. Add gram flour, rice flour, green chili, garlic, red chili powder, turmeric, and carom seeds. Mix well to form a thick mixture. Add hot oil and give a quick mix.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Divide the mix into 9 equal parts and then pick up each part and press down with your fingers to form a small patty (about ½ inch thick and 2-½ inches wide).
  • Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place the Pakodas in the air fryer basket keeping some space between each one for airflow.
  • Air fry at 350 F for 10 mins. Open the air fryer and lightly spray oil on top and cook for an additional 2 minutes or until they become golden brown with crispy edges. Enjoy hot with green chutney or ketchup.



Oven Instructions:
Bake in a preheated oven at 400 F for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Spray generously with oil, flipping halfway through.
Stove Top Instructions:
You can also deep fry these pakodas. Heat oil in a small wok or frying pan. Add the batter by spoonfuls. No need to shape them flat. Fry on medium heat until the Pakodas are golden brown with crispy edges. 


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 801mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 383IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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