Onion Pakora | Onion Gram Flour Fritters

Onion Fritters are a perfect snack to relish, you can even enjoy them in the breakfast. Goes well with any of these dips Green Chutney, Tamarind Chutney or Ketchup.

Also try: Aloo Pakora, Besan Toast, Bread Roll or Bread Pakora.

Course: Snacks

Cuisine: Indian

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 30 mins.

Servings: 2


  1. Gram Flour – 1/2 cup
  2. Rice Flour – 1/4 cup
  3. Sliced Onion about 2 cups 
  4. Finely Chopped Green Chilli – 1 
  5. Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves – 2 tbsp
  6. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Carrom Seeds – 1/4 tsp
  9. Red Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp
  10. Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  11. Garam Masala Powder – 1/4 tsp
  12. Water – 1/4 to 1/3 cup
  13. Oil for deep-frying
  14. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to Onion Pakora:

  1. Take a bowl and add gram flour, rice flour, carrom seeds, cumin powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix
  2. Add coriander leaves, green chilli and onions. Mix well, onions should be coated well in the flour. Let it rest for 5 mins, onions will release a little moisture
  3. Now add 1/4 cup water in portions and mix to make a sticky kind of dough, add another 2-3 tbsp water if it’s too dry. It should be like in the image below
  4. Meanwhile heat oil in a deep kadai or a pan
  5. Take about a tbsp of the mix and drop it in the hot oil. Deep fry until golden and crisp, drain on a kitchen paper towel and similarly do the rest
  6. Your Onion Pakoras are ready, serve hot with Green ChutneyImli Chutney or Ketchup.


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