Baked Onion and Cashew Pakodas

Sudden rain always cheers up a person, especially someone like me. Having nothing much to do, I thought I’ll make some pakodas. But I found that I didn’t have enough oil to deep fry.

But the need to have some pakodas was quite strong. So, decided to bake it.

While I was slicing the onions, I got this sudden idea of adding cashews too.

It’s very easy to make this and you would just need the basic ingredients from your kitchen.

It came out really well and I enjoyed the pakodas with hot lemon green tea:)


Onion – 2 big sized

Cashew nuts – 4 tbsps

Besan (gram flour/ kadala maavu)- 5 tbsps

Rice flour – 5 tbsps

Oil- 4 tbsps

Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – few

Asafoetida ( hing/ Perungayam) – 1/4th tsp

Salt to taste.


Peel, wash and slice onions.

Wash and chop curry leaves.

In a big bowl, add all the ingredients except oil and mix well.

Add just enough water to make a thick batter. 

Cover and let the batter rest.

Now preheat the oven to 200 deg Celsius.

Line a baking tray with parchment sheet.

Once you hear the beep sound, heat the oil and pour the hot oil over the batter and mix well.

Pinch a small portion of the batter and keep it in baking tray. Use the entire batter and arrange in the tray.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 min.
Half way through baking, turn the tray to get uniform baking.

Remove from the oven and let it cool for few mins so that it becomes crisp.

Serve immediately:)

7 thoughts on “Baked Onion and Cashew Pakodas

      1. I’m very good, thank you 🙂 Hope everything’s fine for you too. I was absent for a period of time because of my thyroid surgery but I’m recovering now and can’t wait to start cooking again, lol 🙂

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