Snacks / Chaat

Killu pakoda

              Killu pakoda can be called as pinched onion fritters.  It includes besan flour as the main ingredient. This is one of the common snacks that amma makes either on rainy days or on sunday evenings.  She makes kesari or sooji halwa along with this. Starting from my granpa everyone likes this and each one of us wants to have a major share and there will be a good competition to have the maximum.


Besan flour – 2 cups

Rice flour – 1 cup

Sooji – 1 tsp

Onion – 1

Peanuts – 1/2 cup

Curry leaves – few

Cilantro – few

Green chillies – 2

Red chilli powder – 4 tsp

Salt – To taste

Garam masala powder – 2 tsp




  • In a pan, add oil to 3/4 the of it and heat it.
  • Wash and chop the onions, curry leaves, cilantro and green chillies into small pieces.
  • Sieve the besan flour and keep aside.
  • Add besan flour, rice flour, peanuts, onions, cilantro, curry leaves, green chillies, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt into a vessel.
  • Mix well. Now add 2 tablespoons of the hot oil into the mixture. Sprinkle water and make it to a thick batter.
  • Add a small bit of the batter into the oil. If it makes sizzling sound and floats up, the oil is ready to use.
  • Take some batter in the hands and pinch it out into the oil. Cook in medium heat evenly.
  • Remove the pakodas from the oil once they turn golden brown.
  • Serve hot with coffee or tea.

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