Monday, November 13, 2006

Onion Pakoras / Pyaaz Pakora / Pyaaji

Rain, piping hot Tea and Pakoras go hand in hand. The weather here today was just right for this combination. Dull dreary gray skies plus K had come home tired after a day long trip to SFO ... the pakoras with tea was my idea of a perfect pick me up. I like all kinds of pakoras but one of my favorites is the Onion Pakoras or Pyaaji as we called it back home in Orissa. Many a evening during Monsoon in India would be spent sitting on the patio, having tea and pyaaji, watching the rain do their pitter-patter dance

1 onion, sliced thin
1 cup besan ( chickpea flour-available at any Indian grocery store)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan. In the meantime mix the first 4 ingredients with a little water to make a batter. (The batter shouldn't be too thick or thin). Take tablespoons of the batter and drop it into the oil. Fry on medium heat till golden brown on both sides. Serve hot with Chutney/ Ketchup and a piping cup of tea. :)


Manjula said...

I made a similar recipe but with cabbages and onions. See the same on my blog.

Lakshmi Krishnan said...

Hi Sangeeta

All your recipes look yummy. The Dahi Vada especially. I recently posted a recipe for kadai paneer on my blog too. Check it out

Judy said...

Nice blogsite Sangeeta,
Maybe I will try to make this one! Your write up makes it enticing.