Friday, December 23, 2005

Ulli Kaadalu Pakodi - Onion Stalk Fritters

Onion pakodas (fritters) are a famous snack of India.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 anaemia.These fritters are tasty and can be eaten dipped in 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, corainder leaves,cooking soda and salt.Heat oil and add 1 tbsp of this hot oil to the above mixed batter and mix well.Now add enough water and mix to form a dropping batter consistency.

Heat oil in a deep frying pan and when the oil is hot drop in spoonfuls of the batter to make pakodas(fritters).
Remove when the pakodas turn golden brown.
Serve hot with tomato sauce or coriander/cilantro chutney.


Lera said...

Sailu,another wonderful snack--!!

Never knew we could make pakodis with these onion stalks.Thanks for sharing this idea! will try this one.
Have a nice weekend with your family!

Melissa CookingDiva said...

When I get them at my favorite asian market here in Panama City, is so great because they are not easy to find. BUT, they are so beautiful, and delicious too. HUGS! y Feliz Navidad :)

Rorie said...

As always - sounds delicious! You never disappoint! Hope your holiday season is wonderful!

Verdant said...

I love besan fritters of all types. I'll have to try this recipe out with scallions soon.

sailu said...

Lera,do try it..tastes great.

Yes,Melissa,they look beautiful.

Rorie,I try to come up with some good recipes...:)

Verdant,you will love these fritters for sure.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a cheerful NEW YEAR!