THOOL PAKODA RECIPE | DEEP FRIED ONION FRITTERS

   Thool pakoda recipe| Onion Pakoda,deep fried onion fritters, made using gram flour,rice flour and onions. It is a popular snack in my home town Madurai. My dad used to but this from a shop and we all love this very much. Among all,my grandmother is  a huge fan of these thool pakodas and my athais too.I personally love to have this with curd rice  more than as  a tea time snack.
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Thool pakoda recipe
Thool pakoda recipe

Recipe Cuisine: IndianRecipe Category: Snack
Prep Time: 10 mins   |  Cook time: 30 mins serves: 4 | Author:
Thool pakoda | Onion Pakoda,deep fried onion fritters, made using gram flour,rice flour and onions.
Onions 2
    Gram flour | Besan | Kadalai maavu  1/2 cup
    Rice flour  1/2 cup
   Ghee | melted butter  2 tsp
   Ginger  a small piece
   Green chili  2
   Curry leaves  few
   Coriander leaves  few
   Oil  to deep fry
   Salt as needed

Method

  • Thinly slice the onions. Grate the ginger.
  • In a wide bowl, add the rice flour and besan(gram flour). 
  • Using a mortar and pestle crush the green chilly.
  • Add salt, sliced onions,grated ginger, crushed green chilly, curry leaves and coriander leaves( i didn’t add) and ghee|butter. Ghee/butter gives nice crispiness to the pakoda.
  • Mix well. Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  • The water must have oozed out from the onion and normally that moisture is enough to bind the mixture.
  • If needed add 1-2 tblsp of water.
  • Heat the oil in a pan for deep frying.
  • Sprinkle the mixture onto the oil and keep the flame medium.
  • Take out from oil once it turns golden brown and the oil sound subsides.
  • Drain in the kitchen towel and repeat for the rest of the mixture.  
    


ONION PAKODA

Method

  • Thinly slice the onions. Grate the ginger.
  • In a wide bowl, add the rice flour and besan(gram flour). 
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  • Using a mortar and pestle crush the green chilly.

  • Add salt, sliced onions,grated ginger, crushed green chilly, curry leaves and coriander leaves( i didn’t add) and ghee|butter. Ghee/butter gives nice crispiness to the pakoda.
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  • Mix well. Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  • The water must have oozed out from the onion and normally that moisture is enough to bind the mixture.
  • If needed add 1-2 tblsp of water.
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  • Heat the oil in a pan for deep frying.
  • Sprinkle the mixture onto the oil and keep the flame medium.
  • Take out from oil once it turns golden brown and the oil sound subsides.
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  • Drain in the kitchen towel and repeat for the rest of the mixture.
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Notes:
  1. Enjoy with hot filter coffee or tea. These pakoda will be very crispy even after 2-3  hours if you store in an airtight container.
  2. Adding ghee / melted butter gives crispiness to the pakoda.
  3. Crushed garlic pods can be added to get a garlic flavored thool pakoda.

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27 comments:

  1. Super tempting thool pakoda,I too love to have it with sambhar rice and curd rice....

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  2. wowo..i just love this..especially goes well with some garam masala chai..drooling!!

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  3. omg its really tempting,badly craving for this now:)

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  4. This is so so tempting..its raining here and am craving for this right now :)

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  5. my favourite. usually i add little water to get the consistency

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  6. I love this gatti pakoda(wat we call)..but never heard of this combo wid curd rice.

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  7. never had onion pakoda like this...looks so amazing. can have huge platefuls of this with hot coffee in the evening.

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  8. I always love this with any rice. Looks so perfect. Bookmarking dear

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  9. Love this a lot. I too have with curd rice.. My hubby hates this , so iam not making it :( U tempted me with the clicks :)

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  10. Tempting and mouthwatering pakodas...a favorite at home

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  11. drooling dear !!! rush your entries for Fast Food Event - Noodles

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  12. Perfect recipe for this season. I too use rice and gram flour in equal quantity for making this recipe. so crisp.

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  13. I make using the same method & proportions too and my husband is a big fan.. keeps asking me to make this.

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  14. My daughter loves this, I can have this with thayir saadam also..

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  15. very crispy and delicious snack...its my moms favorite....

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  16. crispy and yummy snack.. I love Onion...

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  17. wow...this has been my fav since childhood days..love the flavour of the fried onions very much. u r tempting me to make some..yummm...love it. nice clicks.

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  18. cant wait to try this irresistable version..thanks for sharing dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  19. easy fata fat snack ,looks yumm and crispy!

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  20. Love these crunchy, crispy pakodas, simply delicious!

    Appetite Treats

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  21. Ha! I can see the coffee tumbler is empty in your props! :)

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  22. Yummy recipe Jeya, luv it!

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  23. Hi... I tried this recipe today. was it meant to be tool only... it was almost like a crumble. I added a bit more water and finished the remaining batch. please let me if something went wrong - Saraswathi

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