Crispy Onion Pakora

Crispy Onion Pakora is a popular Indian snack made by batter-frying onion slices seasoned with spices like cumin, coriander, and chili powder. At Functional Medicine Los Angeles, our functional medicine doctors love incorporating flavorful recipes like Crispy Onion Pakora into healthy eating routines.

Here’s a tasty recipe our experts from Functional Medicine Burbank highly recommend trying.

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


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

Our functional medicine Studio City experts highly recommend this snack due to its rich blend of spices, making it a treat for your taste buds.

If you have more inquiries about our functional medicine Los Angeles, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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