Yes, you read that right ! We have been experimenting with Baked (and no fry versions) of Popular snacks like –
- Baked Sev (Baked Omapudi)
- Baked Kachori
- Baked Gobi Manchurian
- Baked Sugarfree Wholewheat Karanji
- Baked Samosa
- Baked Nippattu
- Baked Paruppu Vadai (Baked Dal Vada)
- Baked Honey Chilli Potato Sticks
So, today we have the ever popular Onion Pakora (a.k.a Kanda Bhajiya or the Vengaaya Pakoda) but in an absolutely guilt free version. You don’t need any reason to make this and eat it.
Does it taste as crunchy ? Almost (the deep fry makes it crunchy, but we are not frying, right?)
Is it as tasty? yes, definitely.
Is it healthy ? Absolutely.
If that tempts you, just keep aside 20 mins to make this quick tea time (actually, anytime snack!)
More pakora varieties:
Baked Onion Pakora | Gluten Free & Vegan Snack | Baked and healthy
Cuisine : indian | Course : Snack / Appetiser
Prep time : 10 mins, Bake time : 18-20 mins
- Onions – 2 large
- Besan / Gramflour – 1 cup
- Rice flour – 2 TBSP
- Salt – to taste
- Crushed Ajwain (carrom seeds) + coriander seeds – 1 tsp in all
- Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
- Oil – 4 TBSP (divided use)
- Halve the onions and finely slice them lengthwise. Add the salt and leave for 5 mins, then add the spices, salt, besan and rice flour. Rub the onions into the mixed flours and mix the spices thoroughly.
- Meanwhile heat the oven to 200 C (375F)
- Add half the oil and rub it into the mixture.
- On a baking tray, take small portions of this mixture and place them on the lined tray. Spray the rest of the oil and bake for 15-18 mins, tossing them midway, till crisp.
- Serve immediately
So far in the Protein rich Blogging Marathon, we have :
|Day 1||Beetroot Hummus|
|Day 2||Vegan Almond Basil Pesto|
|Day 3||Ram Ladoo (Gulgule)|
of Peas Soup
and Burnt Garlic Cauliflower soup
|Day 13||Vegetarian Shammi Kebabs|