Ahh Memories !
One fine August evening sun and cloud played hide and seek with each other, announcing it will drizzle any minute. I was in two minds whether to enjoy the rain, or to cook something that suits the moment.
The decision is not hard when your dad enjoys great food. Surely a minute later, my dad taps on my shoulder and says “What a beautiful evening, Wouldn’t it be awesome if we had some pakoras to go with it?”. I remind him that the doctor has advised him to avoid oily snacks.
Dad being dad, he beams a cute smile at me and counters “If the Doctor knew the taste of pakora in this season, he will sit with us and enjoy the pakoras and the rains” .
That took away any of the doubts I had in my mind, and rushed to the kitchen for my favorite Pyaaj ka Pakora (Onion Pakora).
Heres the recipe for that, just try this at home, I am sure you will like this pakora recipe. And If you get a chance, get your dad to join you. You will never forget the wholesome moment.
Ingredients for Pyaz ka Pakora
- Gram flour – 3-4tbsp
- Onion – 1 (large and sliced length wise)
- Green chillies – 4
- Coriander leaves – 1tbsp
- Carom seeds (ajwain) – ½ tsp
- Red chilli powder – ½tsp
- Garlic paste – ½ tsp
- Salt – to taste.
- Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
- Mustard oil for frying
- Water as needed.
Method for Pyaz ka Pakora
- Peel and slice onion.
- Finely chop the green chillies and coriander leaves.
- In a bowl place gram flour (besan) add sliced onion , chili powder, turmeric powder, garlic paste, green chillies , coriander leaves , carom seed and salt and mix everything together.
- Now add little water at a time and mix well. this batter should be just hard enough to pick up with fingers.
- Heat oil in a frying pan. When oil start smoking that means it is hot enough then reduce the heat to medium.
- Now drop a small ball of the prepared dough in the hot oil.
- Cook in medium flame until all sides are golden brown, with the spatula take them out of the oil and place them in a plate over the paper towel so that extra oil is absorbed by the towel.
- Repeat the process until all the pakoras are made.
- Serve the pakoras hot with coriander chutney or tomato sauce.
Hope you like this easy and simple pakora recipe. Do let me know how it turned out for you.