Onion Flower Pakodas & Event Announcement

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Onion Flower Pakodas & Event Announcement
Onion Flower Pakoras AKA Vengaya Poo Pakoda

For those who saw these beautiful flowers as a garnish on my Paella Primavera post, this time I decided to use them in pakodas – just like I had used Zucchini flowers for bajjis last summer when we had Zucchinis coming out our ears :). This beautiful purple flower resembles a mum and is as potent as its stalk (green onions) and its bulb which is the onion itself – I guess it takes a while for these plants to mature enough to put out flowers, since these are  from the crop we planted last year. Hubby dear has been busy making me my veggie garden – my horrible allergies prevent me from being too active outdoors this time of year – and I am eternally grateful to have married this wonderful man who not only LOVES pottering around the garden, but has the greenest thumb

Onion flower/Vengaya Poo
Spring Onion stalk

Method:
For these pakoras, I used the simple, standard method of mixing equal proportions of besan (chickpea flour) and rice flour.
Ass asafetida (just a pinch) some sambar powder/curry powder for spice and salt
Wash these beauties well and dab dry with towel or wash before hand and allow to dry naturally
Heat oil to fry
Dip the flower into the batter and fry
Drain excess oil from the pakoras with paper towels
Serve hot by itself or with some ketchup

Close up :)

And now, I am happy to announce that my Blog is hosting the Bake Fest this month of May – This event is a brainchild of Vardhini of Zesty Palette/ Cook’s Joy- Look forward to all your entires

1. Send in any recipe which has been baked / broiled.
2. Only vegetarian or vegan recipes please. I normally accept eggs in baking and hence eggs are allowed.
3. Usage of the logo is appreciated as it helps spread the word.
4. Link to this event announcement and Vardhini original Bake Fest announcement is mandatory. If sending an old entry, it needs to be re-published with the links.
5. You can send in any number of new entries and a maximum of 2 old entries.
6. PLEASE ONLY USE LINKY to submit your entries (no email entries please!!!)
Skills

Posted on

April 29, 2012

40 Comments

  1. This recipe is a first; looks delicious!

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  2. I'm just imagining the taste Priya – the soft blossoms all fried up- sounds delicious !hey hope you allergic reaction is getting better and like you say the best support is feom a wonderful hubby ! cheers to that

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  3. those are onion flowers? never seen one and they are so beautiful. thanks for sharing this interesting recipe.

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  4. Oh my, these look amazing!! I want to try these soooo bad! 😀

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  5. This post and the previous one are beautiful!!! I didn´t know onion flowers are edible. Priya, this week I´ll show some pictures of a great paella I had today at San Jordi´s party, I´m sure you´ll like it. Have a nice week.

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  6. This is so innovative n new to me… I've grown onions but never got to see the flowers… I guess next time I'm growing them much longer to try this out… :)

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  7. Absolutely in love with these …. Pls do a post on how to grow these cuties in your back yard. Actually u can do a guest post for my blog ! Let me know your thoughts on it. Thxs :))) super cute .

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  8. loved it…. beautifully done…

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  9. Wow ! Crisp delicious mouth watering hot hot pakodas.

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  10. never seen an onion flower…and this snack is also new to me..

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  11. The pakodas looks very tempting priya. This would have been apt for the wet weather we are having here

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  12. Never seen onion flowers before..luks so pretty…Luv to much those pokaras too..

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  13. Onion Flowers…never seen them…but they look very pretty.

    What an innovative thought…Pakodas look very yum

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  14. I don't know this but they look so nice!!! Well done on this!

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  15. Never seen an onion flower before, sounds very interesting. Looks fantastic! Happy hosting!

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  16. onion flower is something im seeing for the first time…crispy fritters…and happy hosting

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  17. Very innovative recipe,never seen on onion flowers before ….happy hosting priya!!

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  18. The pakoras look awesome, wud love to try some..

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  19. yummy snack and happy hosting ……

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  20. Unique snack,sounds crispy and yummy..

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  21. never knew onion flowers were so pretty :) lovely fritters..i still remember ur zucchini flower fritters..good one Priya !! happy hosting the bake fest !!

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  22. very new recipe Priya, pakoras looks too yummy n tempting…
    Happy Hosting Priya!!

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  23. Never such a beautiful flower and you're so creative to come up with this fantastic recipe! Happy hosting dear!

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  24. The flowers are so beautiful. I see so many innovative recipes like this one on your site. Amazing.

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  25. Super beautiful and tempting pakodas,happy hosting Priya.

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  26. wowwww this is something new to me cooking with flower…

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  27. I always was under the impression that onion flowers are white. These look beautiful. Love thes epakoras. As for the event I will link up.

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