Onion Fritters

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

Winters in Texas can be  erratic with extremely cold temperatures giving way to  bouts of warm Spring-like temperatures immediately followed by dark, cloudy rainy days that give way to colder temperatures. 

On such grey cold evenings, we Indians always enjoy a deep-fried snack with a hot cup of tea while staying indoors. One snack that we enjoy here are the onion fritters, that requires minimum ingredients and the least amount of time. Everyone has their own recipe and this is the way I make mine.


Onion-1  large, sliced
Salt- to taste
Red pepper powder-to taste
Carom seeds(ajwain)-1 tsp
Besan(chickpea flour)-2-4 tbs
Curry leaves-10, chopped roughly
Asafoetida-1/4 tsp
Water-a few tsps
Vegetable oil-enough to deep fry the fritters
Baking soda-1/2 tsp


1. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium high heat.

2. Mix together all the ingredients with clean hand and use a sprinkle of water to make sure the slices of onions are coated with the besan mixture.

3. Grab a portion of the mixture and slowly and carefully drop it the hot oil, while separating the slices of batter-coated onions  with your fingers.

4. Flip the fritters once the oil stops bubbling and the bottom looks golden brown.

5. Let the other side cook and turn golden brown and crispy too.

6. When done, remove with  a slotted spoon onto a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.

7.  Transfer to a serving platter and serve with a cup of hot tea.

8. Enjoy!


  1. onion fritters look wonderful delicious snack for a cold and rainy day

  2. on a cold rainy day, onion fritters with a cup of chai is definitely a winner!!! yours looks very nice... :)

  3. I simply love it! Looks crispy & delicious! I'm coming over to your house :)

  4. i often make onion pakoras and potato or gobi pakoras. i agree that fritters are a great snack on cold as well as rainy day.

  5. one of my fav quick fix snack,had last week too..crispy & perfect:)
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