Cheese Stuffed Onion Pakoda is extremely a creative snack made with a mix of chickpea flour, spices, herbs and onion slices mixed together and stuffed with a cheese inside. This is exceptionally air fried until golden in color without adding oil. The outer side of the pakoda is crisp and the inner side in soft and cheesy. Kids would just go gaga over this snack and ask for more.
Cheese stuffed onion pakoda are healthy and nutritious to eat as they are air fried, made without oil yet taste absolutely yum and delicious. Keep trying various dishes that are healthy to eat and nutritious to the body.Pakoda or Pakora is one popular snack that is liked by almost everybody especially during rainy season. It is also one of the most simple, easy to prepare and delicious snack that can be made in a jiffy and satisfy your palate. Indian pakoras/ pakodas or fritters can be eaten on its own or served with a variety of spicy, sweet and tangy chutneys like mint chutney, chaat green chutney, Chaat sweet tamarind chutney, sauce etc.
Pakodas are crispy crust encased with one veggie or a variety of vegetables or chunks of chicken or mushroom. Pakodas are often sold at every street corner food stall. These are amazing and exceptional snacks that is popularly eaten during monsoon with a hot cup of tea. Pakodas or bhajjis are made with besan or Gram flour, a very popular ingredient used in making of various dishes in Indian cooking. Gram flour is a powder made by grinding Bengal gram or Chana dal and it has a nice nutty flavour. The besan is a chief condiment in Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi cuisines. Gram flour is yellow in colour, powdery and has an earthy flavour. It is used in making a variety of savoury and sweet dishes.
This flour makes a tasty and crispy coating for make various deep fried vegetable pakoras. The variety of chickpea flour depends on the kind of chickpea used to ground. One can use either raw or roasted chickpeas.
How to prepare Cheese Stuffed Onion Pakoda:
Chickpea flour – 1 cup
Rice flour – ¼ cup
Salt - to taste
Ajwain – ¼ tsp
Crushed coriander seeds – ¼ tsp
Chilli pd – ½ tsp
Turmeric pd - pinch
Oil – 1 tsp
Onion, sliced – ½ cup
Green chillies, chopped – 3-4 nos
Coriander leaves, finely chopped – ½ bunch
Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
Crumble the ingredients well. Rest for a while, Just sprinkle very little water and mix well. Take some onion mixture and spread it flat in your hand and put a piece of cheese and seal it well from all sides. Complete and stuff of the cheese pieces with the onion mixture and keep aside. Preheat the Phillip Air fryer at 200 degree C for 5 minutes. Pull out the basket and drop in the dumplings into the basket and allow cooking at 200 degree C for 7 mins. After 6 minutes, pull out the basket and toss them and cook for 1 minute until done. Serve hot with mint chutney and a glass of buttermilk.
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