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Onion pakoda
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Onion Pakoda recipe

Onion Pakoda recipe - with mint leaves. It's easy to make flavorful onion pakoda at home. with step by step pictures.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3 people


  • 4 Onions
  • ½ cup Mint leaves loosely packed
  • ¾ cup Bajji bonda mix
  • 1.5 teaspoon Fennel seeds soambu
  • 2 Green chilli
  • 1 inch Ginger chopped finely
  • Salt - As needed
  • Oil - for deep frying

In case you don’t have bajji mix

  • ½ cup gram flour Besan
  • ¼ cup Rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1 pinch Cooking soda
  • Salt as needed


  • Slice onions roughly in length-wise. Clean the mint leaves and chop them roughly as well. Slit the green chilli.
  • Take the above in a mixing bowl. Add the bajji mix, fennel, curry leaves, ginger, salt and 2 tablespoons of hot oil.
  • Mix well and then sprinkle very little water and mix well to form a dry mixture, make sure not to add more water, as adding more water will not give you a crispy pakoda.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, when the oil is hot, put the onion mixture in a sprinkled way and deep fry in medium flame.
  • Fry till golden in colour and serve hot as a coffee/tea time snack or as starter.