Potato and Onion Pakora

Potato and Onion Pakora, bajji, bajiya, pakodi,pakoda, aloo pakora
Pakora is a fried snack, which is crispy, tasty and makes a perfect evening dish when taken along with hot beverages. It is called by different names in different regions. This also can be made with a variety of seasonal vegetables to suit your taste. It is best relished with a sauce or chutney (dip).


1. Gram flour (chickpea flour) - 1/2 cup
2. Rice flour - 2 tbsp.
3. Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp.
4. Baking soda - a pinch
5. Carom seeds (ajwain) - 1/4 tsp. (optional)
6. Salt to taste
7. Oil for frying

Cooking Method:

1. Mix gram flour, rice flour, chilly powder, baking soda (dissolve with 2 tsp  of water and then add to the batter), carom seeds and salt, and make a thick batter adding water.

2. Slice the potatoes and onions evenly.

2. Heat oil in the pan and dip the slices in the batter and drop it in the hot oil.

3. Flip them over when they rise to the surface and cook on both sides evenly.

5. Once done remove them and drain the remaining oil on paper towel.

* Instead of rice flour, even cornflour can be added, but rice flour adds flavour to the fried foods.
* For more spicy pakoras, a small amount of ginger and garlic also can be added in grated or crushed form. It depends on individuals choice.