Onion pakoda (fritters) is a popular Indian snack. In Andhra, the stalks of onions are also used to make pakodas.The basic ingredients being besan (bengal gram flour) and onion stalks. Onion stalk is useful as herbal medicine and its juice is good for the treatment of anemia. These fritters are tasty and can be eaten with tomato sauce or chutney.
1 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
10-12 onion stalks chopped finely (discard the flower buds)
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
4 green chillies, chopped
a few curry leaves (optional)
1 tbsp hot cooking oil
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves (optional)
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp red chilli pwd
1/4 tsp cooking soda
oil for deep frying
water to make batter
Combine besan, green chillis, chilli pwd, ginger garlic paste, chopped onion stalks, coriander leaves, cooking soda and salt. Heat a tbsp of oil and add to the above besan mixture and mix well. Now add enough water and combine to form a dropping batter consistency.
Heat oil in a deep frying vessel and when the oil is hot, drop spoonfuls of the batter to make pakodas(fritters).
Remove when the pakodas turn golden brown. Serve hot with tomato sauce or coriander/cilantro chutney.