Thursday, November 3, 2011

Microwave onion pakora (fritters/pakoda)

Deep fried onions with  basic batter is a famous recipe and here is an attempt by Greenhouse cuisine to make it lighter and healthier. Snack guilt free on these delicious onion pakoras with your favorite chutney, ketchup or just have them as they are!

  • Gram flour( besan/ chickpea flour) - 1/4 cup
  • Onion  -  1 medium size
  • Carom seeds (ajwain) - A few (optional)
  • Oil -1 tsp
  • Salt and red chili powder - As per taste

  • Combine the flour carom seeds,salt and chili .
  • Add water little by little (about 3-4tbs) to get a thick paste as shown in the video
  • Mix well to ensure there are no lumps .
  • Slice the onions  lengthwise as thin as possible
  • Dump the sliced onions into the paste and coat each piece well.
  • Grease a microwave safe plate and lay out the onion pieces neatly .do not overcrowd
  • Microwave for about 3 min and with the help of a butter knife loosen up the pakoras and arrange in a serving dish
Enjoy with your choice of condiment.
Here is a quick tutorial :

video microwave pakora

  • Mix the paste really well as gram flour has the tendency to form lumps ,if the mixture gets runny or stiff add more flour or water respectively.
  • Optional - spray a little oil on the top of each piece to have a crispier version.
  • As every microwave is different test the batter by increasing or decreasing the cook time to have the perfect fritter
Hope you give it a try !
Thank you for visiting Greenhouse cuisine .


  1. hey,
    thats a neat recipe. will definately try it out in the future and let u know

    have u tried it in the conventional oven? if yes , thn do let me know..

  2. Thank you for the comment :),yes I have tried this recipe as mixed veggie Pakora in an oven but then it takes 20 minutes minimum but tastes great !

  3. Wow this looks great. I defn need to try this.