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Oil-Free Air Fryer Onion Pakora

Recipe for Onion Pakora (makes 8)


1 large red onion cut into half and then thin slices

1 tsp salt (omit if salt free or add miso paste instead)

1/4 cup rice flour

1/4 chickpea flour

1-2 green chillis depending on your heat preference

1/2 tsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp chaat masala

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1/4 tsp ground turmeric

1 pinch of carom seeds (ajwain)

1/2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder

Handful of chopped coriander

2 tbsps unsweetened plain soya yoghurt

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar


  1. Combine the chopped onions with salt in a large mixing bowl and allow to sit for a few mins

  2. In a small frying pan on a low flame, dry roast the chickpea flour for 1 min

  3. Whilst the chickpea flour is cooling, add all the other ingredients to the bowl with the onions

  4. Add 5 tbsps of cold water and the chickpea flour to the bowl

  5. Use your hands to combine the mixture (It should form a sticky consistency)

  6. Using a tbsp or your hands, form 8 rough balls with the mixture and arrange uniformly in the air fryer tray

  7. Air fry at 170C for 8 mins

  8. Turn the pakoras over and air fry again at 200C for 5 mins

Enjoy with a chutney made from 2 tbsps no added sugar ketchup, 1 tbsp mint chutney and 1 tbsp sriracha sauce.



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