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January 10, 2015

Millet Flour Onion Pakoda Recipe-Millet Snacks Recipes

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onion pakoda

Onion pakoda must be one of the favourite evening snacks for most of us.We generally make it using gram flour & rice flour.For a change,i tried it adding our homemade mixed millet flour/Millet sathu maavu powder.It came out really crispy and flavourful.Raksha & Sendhil liked it very much.I was also happy that i could give them a healthy deep fried snack using millets.And now i am typing this post munching these crispy pakoras,its yummWinking.Friends,Try this snack recipe for your family & enjoy with evening coffee or Tea.
Check out my other millet recipes here !


Millet flour onion pakoda recipe

Millet flour onion pakoda recipe Onion pakoda recipe using millet flour
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: 15 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes

To make the batter
  • Mixed millet flour - 1/3 cup
  • Gram flour - 1/4 cup
  • Rice flour – 1 tbsp
  • Big onion - 2 nos ( medium )
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing/Asafetida - 2 pinches
  • Finely chopped green chillies - 1 no
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Coriander leaves – few
  • Mint leaves – few 
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
  • Hot oil - 1 tbsp
  • Ghee – 1/2 tsp ( I used frozen ghee)
  • Water – Very little ( say 1.5 tbsp)
  • Salt – as needed
Cooking oil - to deep fry

  • Wash and slice big onions thinly.Wash and chop ginger,green chillies,mint,curry leaves,coriander leaves & set aside.

  • In a wide bowl,take all the ingredients except cooking oil and ghee.Mix all the ingredients well without adding water.Onions will leave water while u mix.So mix everything together.
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  • Heat oil to deep fry.Take a tbsp of hot oil  and add to the flour.Add ghee.Mix well.Then sprinkle few drops of water and make a dough.
Onion pakoda-2
  • Put a drop of batter & check the heat of oil.If  the batter comes up immediately,oil is ready.Reduce the flame to medium high & pinch in a portion of batter and drop in the oil in a sprinkled manner. Cook till onions turn golden brown.Remove in a tissue and enjoy eating hot with tea !
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  • Gram flour is used for binding and rice flour for crispiness.
  • You can follow the above recipe and make pakodas with kambu maavu or thinai too.
  • Hot oil is added to give crispy pakoda.Don’t skip it.Ghee is for softness.

Enjoy this crispy millet onion pakoda with tea/coffee ! Tastes yum !!

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Unknown said...

Perfect n healthy snack.Nice Chitra feel like grabbing the hole plate.

Chitra said...

Thank u Swathi :)

chow and chatter said...

these look delicious

Divs said...

godness of millets and yummy pakodas. fab combo. love it!

Sundari Nathan said...

yummy and healthy snack!! very addictive too :)

great-secret-of-life said...

delicious and crispy pakoda