Pakkavada Recipe |Onion pakkavada with step by step pictures

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 3
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 10m
  • Ready In: 10m

Pakkavada Recipe| Crispy Pakkavada with step by step pictures

Crispy and spicy pakkavada recipe

Pakkavada is a traditional snack item of South India. We get pakkavada almost all street shops and bakeries. Pakkavada is made with besan and onion. In Kerala it is also known as ullivada. This is one of the common item made in my home during Ramzan fasting time. I would like to have pakkavada with tharikanji (sweet porridge made with semolina and semiya). Pakkavada with black tea also is a wonderful combination. It is a very easy to prepare snack. Instead of having bakery items I think pakkavada is the best option we can go for. We can make pakkavada more healthy by adding vegetables or anything you want. But it will not be a crispy one like this onion pakkavada. You can also try my another pakkavada recipes like Crispy Chicken pakkavada,Vegetable Pakkavada,Egg Pakkavada. You can also find other snacks recipes here .Mulaku Bajji, Gobi 65,Mintvada



  • 1 large Onion
  • 2-3 Green chillies
  • A bunch of curry leaves
  • 1/2 spn. of Chicken Masala Powder(Optional)
  • 1/4 spn. of Chilli Powder
  • 1/6 spn. of Turmeric Powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. of Gram flour
  • 1 spn. of Sooji/Rava/Semolina, for crispiness
  • Salt for taste
  • Oil for deep frying


Step 01

Add chopped onion,green chillies,curry leaves and salt in to gram flour.

Step 02

Add rava,chicken masala and salt.

Step 03

Add little water in to the mix and make a thick paste(Do not add too much of water)

Step 04

Heat oil in a pan.

Step 05

Take a handful of paste in hand and just sprinkle in to the oil.

Step 06

Fry well till golden brown color.Serve hot with black tea.

step by step pakkavada recipe :

1. Take finely sliced onion in a bowl.

2.Gently mix onions with hands.

3.Add sliced green chillies and curry leaves.

4.Add 1 1/2 tbsp. of besan flour.

5.Add 1 spn. of semolina(rava).

6.Add 1/4 chilli powder,1/6 of turmeric powder,1/4 spn. of chicken masala and salt.

7.Add 1 1/2 tbsp. of water little by little and mix well with hands. Do not add too much of water.

8.Heat oil in a pan and add one piece of onion to check the heat.

9.Take a handful of pakkavada paste in hand and just sprinkle in to the oil.

10. Fry pakkavada both sides till golden brown color. Flame should be medium.

11. Cripsy pakkavada is now ready .Serve this crispy pakkavada with black tea.



Comments (2)

  1. posted by alf on February 15, 2012

    ‘pakka’ vada thanne.looks spicy nd tasty.gud one…

    • posted by Shameer Mohammed on July 7, 2015

      thanks alf 🙂


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