Ullipaya Pakodi (Onion Pakoda)

Onion pakodis made in South Indian style. Here rice flour replaces gram flour which make these pakodis crisp. Some simple masalas when added enhance the taste of these crisp pakodis. They can be served as a snack with cups of hot coffee or even with cocktails.

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Ullipaya Pakodi (Onion Pakoda)

Main ingredients Onions, Oil, Rice flour, Green chillies, Red chilli powder, Turmeric powder, Cumin powder, Coriander powder, Garam masala powder, Fresh coriander leaves
Cuisine South Indian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep time 5-10 minutes
Cook time 10-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Savoury
Level of cooking Easy
Others Vegetarian


  • 3 medium onions
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • Tomato ketchup for serving


  1. Slice onions. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
  2. Take rice flour in a bowl, add green chillies, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, salt and coriander leaves. 
  3. Add sliced onions and mix well. Sprinkle 1 cup water and mix well.
  4. Drop small portions of the onion mixture into hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  5. Transfer the pakodis on a serving plate and serve hot with tomato ketchup.