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Soft Onion Pakoda (Medu Pakoda)

| March 18, 2013 Comment

soft onion pakoda

The soft onion pakoda or medu pakoda as it’s called in Tamil, is a softer version of the regular crunchy onion pakodas and offers a different texture and taste. Great for afternoon snack with a hot cuppa tea!

Servings: 6-8
Cooking Time: 30 minutes


  • 3 cups besan (split bengal gram flour)
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup fine rava (semolina)
  • 12-14 pearl onions (or any onions), finely chopped
  • 8-9 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 8-10 curry leaves, finely cut
  • 10-12 cashew nuts, cut into small pieces
  • 5-6 tsp vegetable oil for mixing
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying


  1. Heat 5-6 tsp oil separately for mixing the dough.
  2. Heat oil in a deep pan for frying the pakodas.
  3. While the oil is heating up, mix the besan, rava, and rice flour. Add salt, onions, chillies, curry leaves, and cashews.
  4. Add the hot oil and mix with a spoon until the oil cools a little. Add just enough water to make a stiff dough.
  5. Take a spoonful of this mixture and drop it into the oil. Repeat until you have enough pakodas for the oil. Fry them until golden brown.
  6. Serve the pakodas plain or with mint dip, tamarind dip or ketchup and hot masala chai or coffee.

Category: Vegan Appetizer Recipes, Vegetarian Appetizer Recipes

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