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Onion Pakoda

Onion Pakoda or Onion fritters are a popular Indian street food .

Like many Indian recipes, onion pakoda is made differently in various parts of India. It is one snack that is easy to prepare and tastes good too.

In this post, I am sharing  low carb , keto friendly, baked version of onion pakoda.

 Tastes great with keto masala chai. ( check for recipe in recipe section)

Recipe Info
Serves :2
Preparation Time: 10 min
Cook Time/ Bake time: 25-30 min.
Temp. setting :170 c 
  • Onion (sliced to long & thin) -70gm​

  • Green chilly(finely chopped -1 

  • Almond flour- 2 TBSP

  • Flax powder-1 TBSP

  • Mozarella cheese(grated)-20gm

  • Jeera /Fennel- 1 tsp

  • Salt & pepper

  • Chopped coriander, mint, curry leaves:

       all together :1/2 cup

  • Olive oil: 1 TBSP

Pre heat the oven to 170 c or 320F
  •  For making onion pakodas , can use any variety of onions  – be it red onions, yellow onions or white onions.

      Just make sure to slice the onions thinly to get a crisp texture

  • In a mixing bowl, add  sliced onions, chilli, coriander curry leaves, mint, salt, pepper, chilli powder, jeera  and mix well, with your  hands.  This step allows the water in the onions and greens release, and helps in binding the flours,and  cheese  together.

       Donot add water.

  • Now add, almond flour, flax powder, grated cheese to the above mixture, mix well with your fingers to form a holdable mixture.

  • Grease a  non stick baking pan .

  • Shape the dough  into 6 pakodas  or thin  patties( shape doesn't matter here, its only the holding of dough, which is important).

  • Place these pakodas on greased baking pan, brush with olive oil on top, bake at 170 c for 15  -20 minutes. Turn these to other side and bake again for 10-15 minutes, or till you get the  crispy golden brown tinge .

  •  Final baking time totally depends on your oven, understanding your oven is very important.

  • If, air-frying, then air fry at 180 degrees celsius. Preheat air fryer for 10 minutes and then air fry for 10 min or till crisp. In between remove the air fryer pan and shake or turn over each pakoda..


  • Donot add water while mixing the dough.

  • Shaping  them into thin  patties allows them to bake  crispy .

Nutritional Info Per 1 serving
Energy: 182 cal.
Fats: 15.64 g.
Saturated fats: 2.7 g.
Net Carbohydrates: 3.4 g
Fiber: 1.5 g
Protein: 5.23 g.
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