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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Onion Pakora(Peyaji)

Onion Pakora(Peyaji- in Bengali),is famous and frequent as Bengalis evening snacks.This is probably the'onion recipe',amongst Bengalis.Its is simple and  can be cooked in quick time.

1.Onions (peyaj)- 4 big, evenly chopped

2.Green chilli (kacha lanka) - 4 finely chopped

3.Cornflour- 2 tbsp

4.Bengal Gram Flour(Besan)- 3 tbsp

5.Baking Powder-1 pinch

6.Salt to taste.


8.Oil to deep fry(preferably mustard oil) 


1.Take a bowl and add the cornflour and the gram flour.

2.Add the baking powder and mix well.

3.Take another bowl,add the the chopped onions,finely chopped green chillies.Add a sprinkle of water only to moisten the onions.

4.Add the flour mixture and salt.Mix them evenly.The mixture should be even and tight.

5. At first make small balls.

6.Flatten out by pressing them between your hands.

7.Heat oil a shallow pan/kadai and fry the pakoras till they become golden brown.

8.Serve with tomato sauce or green chutney.

Tips: Whenever frying any pakoras,controlling the heat is crucial for the pakoras to get evenly fried.The oil should be heated first and on releasing all the pakoras,lower down the flame(simmer) till the inside of the pakoras get cooked.Again increase the heat,till they become golden brown and crispier.


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