How to Make Onion Bondas or Onion Fritters/Pakoras
Onion Bondas or Onion Pakoras/ Fritters
How I Made These Tiny Onion Bombs:
These pakoras make a wonderful teatime snack. They are spicy, crispy, aromatic, and appetizing. You need only some basic ingredients to make them. Now, let me share the overview of making this snack.
Making the Dough:
You have to take a cup of gram flour (besan powder), a little less than a cup of rice flour, some cumin seeds, red chili powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix the dry ingredients. Add two table spoons of hot oil. Mix it with the dry ingredients. Add thinly chopped onions, green chilies, cooking soda, chopped coriander leaves, and curry leaves. Combine them adding water little by little to make a firm dough. Form small lemon-sized balls out of them.
Frying the Dough Balls:
Heat oil for deep frying. Drop these dough balls one by one into the hot oil. Keep the flame medium-high in the beginning. Turn the balls occasionally to ensure uniform cooking. Once they are crispy, reduce the fire. Fry them until they cook even inside, and turn golden brown outside. Frying a batch may take about 5 minutes. Once done, remove them on a tissue paper. Repeat the same for making the remaining pakoras.
Yummy onion bondas are ready to gobble! Serve them hot with tomato sauce or a hot cup of coffee or tea. Enjoy the taste.
Ingredients for Making Onion Bonda or Onion Pakoras
- 1 cup gram flour or besan
- 3/4 cup rice flour
- 2-3 medium size onions, thinly chopped lengthwise
- 2 green chilies, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
- a few curry leaves, finely chopped
- 1/2 inch ginger, finely chopped
- 2 pinches cooking soda/baking soda
- 2 tbsp oil, hot, for the dough
- salt to taste
- oil for deep frying
Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Onion Bondas or Onion Fritters
- Take gram flour, rice flour, red chili powder, cumin seeds, and salt in a mixing bowl. Pour hot oil on them. Gently mix it with the dry ingredients.
- Add chopped onions, green chilies, coriander leaves, curry leaves, ginger, and baking soda. Knead, adding just sufficient water to get a firm dough.
- Divide the dough, and make small-lemon sized balls. Keep them ready on a plate.
- Heat oil for deep frying. Drop these balls one by one into the hot oil. Don't overcrowd them. Turn them occasionally to ensure uniform frying on all sides. These balls should become golden brown after cooking.
- As the dough balls are tight, they may take a bit more time for cooking than the usual pakoras. Frying a batch may take about 5 minutes on low fire.
- Once they are done, take them out with the help of a slotted ladle and place on an absorbent tissue paper.
- Repeat the same for frying all the dough balls.
- Yummy and crunchy onion bondas/fritters are ready to munch. Serve them hot with tomato sauce or a cup of tea or coffee. Enjoy the taste!
Nutritional Information of Onion Bonda or Onion Fritters
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||90|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 10 g||15%|
|Saturated fat 4 g||20%|
|Carbohydrates 18 g||6%|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 5 g||20%|
|Protein 5 g||10%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 6 mg|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|