Air-Fryer Onion Pakora

Serving 3 pax
Preparation Time 40 mins
Skill Easy

1 Big red onion (sliced)
2 Green chilli (thinly sliced)
2 tbsp Coriander leaves (thinly sliced)
1 tsp Curry leaves (thinly sliced)
2 tsp Salt (to taste)
1 cup Gram flour/ besan
1 cup Rice flour
1 tsp Coriander seeds powder
½ tsp Red chili powder
¼ tsp Garam masala
1 tbsp Olive oil

3 tbsp Greek yoghurt
2 tbsp Coriander leaves
5 mint leaves
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. In a bowl, mix sliced onion, green chilli, coriander leaves, curry leaves, and salt. Mix well, put it aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Add gram flour, rice flour, coriander seeds powder, red chili powder, and garam masala into the onion mixture. Mix well and add a bit of water. Keep kneading to make a thick and sticky batter. Add oil into the batter and mix well.
  3. Portion the batter into smaller nuggets and place the portions into the air fryer. Brush the dough’s surface lightly with oil before air frying for 10-15 minutes (200C).
  4. For the raita dip, blend or mashed coriander leaves and mint leaves until smooth.
  5. In a small bowl, mix yoghurt with coriander and mint leaves paste. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place in the fridge to chill.
  6. Once the pakoras are done, place them on a cooling rack. Serve the onion pakoras hot along with mint and coriander raita dip for a delicious snack.

To keep pakoras crispy, do not place them on a paper-lined plate after air-frying as this will trap the heat from the pakoras making them soggy.


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