Vegan Onion Pakora Recipe with Video

Onion Pakora stands out as a crispy and aromatic delight that has captured the hearts and palates of food enthusiasts worldwide. Originating from the rich tapestry of Indian cuisine, Onion Pakora, also known as Onion Bhaji, is a beloved street food and a cherished homemade treat. With its golden-brown exterior and a symphony of spices, biting into a freshly fried Onion Pakora is a culinary experience that evokes warmth and satisfaction.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes


2 cups thinly sliced onions
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder
1 teaspoon ginger powder
3 teaspoons finely chopped cilantro
3 green chilies, chopped
1 cup chickpea flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 tablespoons water


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the thinly sliced onions, salt, Kashmiri red chili powder, ginger powder, chopped cilantro, and green chilies.
  • Use your fingers to mix these ingredients together thoroughly.
  • Allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes.
  • Add chickpea flour and vegetable oil to the bowl with the onion mixture. Mix everything together until well combined.
  • Sprinkle in the turmeric powder and add 1-2 tablespoons of water to create a thick pakora batter.
  • The consistency should be like a thick pancake batter.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, reduce the heat to medium to maintain a steady temperature.
  • Carefully drop small portions of the batter into the hot oil. Fry them until they turn golden brown and become crisp.
  • While frying, flip the pakoras to ensure they brown evenly on both sides.
  • Once they are crispy and golden brown, remove the fried pakoras using a slotted spoon and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
  • Serve the hot and crispy onion pakoras immediately with your favorite sauce or chutney.

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