As I look out my window, the sun is shining, I think what a lovely warm day! I then open the door to let my Mum in and it is COLD!!! My heater has done its job in me thinking that the temperature is perfect. It sure is the start of winter. The need of food that will warm the soul is just what is in order. So, Onion Pakoras are born! They can be varied with so many different combinations of herbs and spices, let your imagination run wild... that is once you have made a batch, sat down in a warm sunny spot out of the cold and devoured these delicious bites of perfection!

Ingredients: (Makes approx 10)


1 cup Besan Flour

1 cup Water (approximately)

1/4 tsp Onion Powder

1 clove of Garlic, minced

3 pinches of Bicarb Soda

1 medium Onion, finely diced

Salt and Pepper to taste

Oil for frying

Your favourite sauce to serve



Place all ingredients (except water) in a bowl and mix. 

Start by adding 1/2 cup of water, adding more until you have a thick and flowing batter (I used between 3/4 and 1 cup of water)

Heat frying pan with oil over a medium heat.

Add the batter about 1/4 cup for each pakora and cook until golden brown, flip over and cook the same on the other side.

Serve with a generous dollop of your favorite sauce! Bon Appetit!