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Crispy Onion Fritters

23 May

crispy_onion_fritters
Ulli Pakodi.

This is a quick and crispy fritters prepared with onion. Onion is sliced up and mixed with rice flour and besan. The battered onion is then added to hot oil and deep fried till brown in color. Serve crispy onion fritters immediately or store tight in a jar and they stay fresh for couple of days.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Crispy Onion Fritters.

Ingredients:

Onion 1 Large
Rice Flour 7 Tbsps
Besan / Gram Flour 3 Tbsps
Green Chiles 5
Red Chili Powder 1/4 tsp
Salt to Taste
Oil for Deep Frying

Method of preparation:

Peel, remove ends, wash, halve and slice the onion.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chile.

In a mixing bowl, add rice flour, besan, red chili powder and salt.
Add sliced onion and green chile to the bowl and mix well.
Add one or two splashes of water to wet the mixture and mix everything well to let the flour stick to the onion.
Divide the onion mixture into 2 – 3 portions depending on the amount of oil used.

Heat oil in a deep frying pan on medium heat.
Test the oil by adding a slice of onion at first. When oil floats to top in few seconds, oil is ready.
Carefully add the portion of onion mixture into hot oil.
Let the onion fry for couple of minutes.
Stir in between and let the onion turn golden brown in color.
Remove the deep fried onion onto absorbent paper.
Repeat the same with any remaining portions of onion mixture.
Serve crispy onion fritters immediately or store tight in a jar and they stay fresh for couple of days.
Notes: Make sure not to over fry the onion.

Suggestions: Make sure not to add too much water while mixing the sliced onions. Add little rice flour if there is too much water in the mixture.
Variations: You can also fry curry leaves and add to the deep fried onions mixture if desired.
Other Names: Ullipakaya Pakodi, Ulli Pakodi, Crispy Onion Fritters, Gatti Ulli Pakodi, Pyaas Bhaji.