Baked Onion Pakora
I always try finding alternatives to deep-fried munchies! I simply love ‘Onion Pakora’… Actually, who doesn’t??? But deep-frying these pakoras do not work everytime… :(
Nearly a month back, I found a headline ‘Baked Onion Pakora’ while surfing through recipes posted on foodie group! And its picture was just so mouth-watering, I couldn’t restrain myself not trying it out… Last week only I tried it out for an evening snack with a cuppa tea :P Uhhhh!!! I didn’t mention where did I read that??!!!
With a minor change, I followed the original recipe posted by Roma Patil (from Roma’s Kitchen), with whom I got in touch via those groups only! Thank you so much RomaJi for this lip-smacking, healthy n quick trick to enjoy my favorite pakoras anytime :) Off you go with a recipe…
1 Onion, medium
1 tbsp Besan
2 tsp Semolina
1/4 tsp Red Chilly Powder
1/4 tsp Ajwain
A pinch of Hing
Salt, to taste
2 tsp Cooking Oil
1/4 tsp Fruit Salt
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
- Cut onion into juliennes.
- Add rest of all ingredients into it and mix well. Add a tsp of besan if required to form fritters.
- Line a baking tray using parchment paper.
- Take a spoonful of mixture and put it on lined baking tray. Similarly, repeat the same process with some distance between 2 fritters.
- Lightly spray them using cooking spray.
- Bake them for approx 20 mins on 180 degrees or until they are crisp and golden brown in color.
- Serve hot!
- Add your favorite veggies (finely chopped) in batter to make ‘Mix Vegetable Fritters’ :)
- Also, methi leaves can be added for more flavors!!!
Linking this entry with What’s with my Cuppa? event by UK Rasoi n Me hosted by Nandoos Kitchen
Very healthy and yummy pakoras dear, love it…
A very healthy and crunchy tea time snack. Perfect. Thanks for linking this to my event. Looking for more wonderful recipes from you.
On-going event: Healthy Breakfast.
Love the baked version of pakoda
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This looks amazing! Where would one find besan in the US? Is there another name for it? Would flour work?
That’s chickpea flour, dear! You can find it in any super-market or Indian store :)
What is “fruit salt” and is it sold in Indian grocery stores in the U.S.?
Ohhh yes dear… you’ll get it at Indian store! You can use Eno or Baking soda instead… :)
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do you not add water?
Areyyyy re… missed to write :P yes, I added but a tbsp or 2 only!!! Just enough to bind together..
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