Onion pakoda recipe | Eerulli bajji | Neerulli baje

By Latha on April 23rd, 2016

onion pakoda or eerulli bajji recipe

Onion pakoda or eerulli bajji or neerulli baje recipe explained with step by step pictures. Onion pakoda or eerulli bajji are deep fried onion fritters prepared using onion, gram flour, rice flour, red chilli powder, curry leaves, carom seeds and asafoetida. I have another cabbage pakoda or kosu vade recipe on this website, which is another tasty deep fried snacks and is a perfect choice if you don't like onion.

I have used carom (ajwain) seeds, which I find it more tasty. If you wish you can replace it with cumin seeds or crushed coriander seeds. Sometimes I add finely chopped ginger and garlic, that also tastes great!!. Try this tasty, crispy and easy snack on this weekend and enjoy with a cup of tea. I love onion and If you also love onion like me, then you must check my this onion dosa post.

Preparing crispy onion pakoda is very easy. The key factor to get crispy pakoda or bajji is, not to add too much of water while preparing the dough. Either no water or very minimum water would be sufficient.

If you are looking for more deep fried snacks or fritters recipes then do check my mangalore buns, doddapathre bajji, crispy chilli bajji, goli baje, stuffed mirchi bajji, kayi vade and maddur vada recipes.

Onion pakoda recipe

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 10 min
Serves: 4

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 5 - 6 big onion
  2. 1.5 cup gram flour
  3. 1/4 cup rice flour
  4. 1 tsp red chili powder
  5. 1 - 2 green chili finely chopped (optional)
  6. 2 tbsp finely chopped curry leaves
  7. 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  8. 1/2 tsp carom seeds
  9. Salt as per your taste

Instructions for making onion pakoda:

  1. Slice the onions length wise. Add salt and mix well. Rest it for 5 minutes.slice onion for onion pakoda or eerulli bajji
  2. Add in gram flour, rice flour, chilli powder, chopped green chillis, chopped curry leaves, carom seeds and asafoetida. Mix well. Do not add any water.flours and spices for onion pakoda or eerulli bajji
  3. Add in 2 tsp of hot oil and mix well again. Do not add any water now also. If you feel it is very dry then sprinkle very little water. Do not sprinkle the water to entire dough, sprinkle only to a part of it.pakoda or bajji dough for onion pakoda or eerulli bajji
  4. Heat oil in a deep frying pan. When the oil is hot take a fistful of dough and drop it in to the hot oil in small amounts. Again if you feel the dough is too dry, then sprinkle very little water, mix well and then drop it in to the oil.frying onion pakoda or eerulli bajji

Dear reader, We have a Kannada version of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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