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Air Fryer Onion Fritters/ Pakoda

Air fryer Onion Pakoda. A healthy alternative to traditional deep-fried onion pakoda that is crispy, crunchy, with a mind-blowing taste. This dish is vegan and the perfect appetizer or snack for any get-together or party.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian Cuisine.


  • 1 Big Onion, sliced thin
  • ½ Cup Chickpea Flour
  • ½ Cup Rice Flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Green Chili Chopped
  • 2-3 Tbsp Water
  • ½ Cup Chopped Cilantro
  • Oil Spray


  • Pre-heat air fryer at 380 F for 3 minutes.
  • Finely slice onions and mix everything together.
  • This onion mixture should be tight, not runny like we make the batter for deep frying.
  • For air frying, it's important that we use less water and keep it tight.
  • Make little cakes of this batter and place it nicely in the air fryer basket.
  • Spray some oil or brush fritters with some oil.
  • Air fry them at 380 F for 8-9 minutes. Turn them over once. Do not over-crowd the basket.
  • You make them as crispy as you want. I made them quite crispy.
  • Remove them from the air fryer and place them on a wire rack before serving.
  • Enjoy with a dip or chutney.