Meatless Monday with Vegan and Gluten-Free Onion Pakoras with Avocado Dipping Sauce | Miratel Solutions

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Meatless Monday with Vegan and Gluten-Free Onion Pakoras with Avocado Dipping Sauce

Welcome (back) to the Miratel blog for another edition of our Meatless Monday vegan recipe share. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to support reducing meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of our planet. We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our food choices on our environment.

Pakoras are an Indian snack made of vegetables with chickpea flour and spices that can be eaten as an appetizer, snack or as part of a main dish. Yes, they are deep fried but it’s fine to indulge when your diet is balanced out with otherwise healthy choices. They are crispy and full of flavour and you won’t believe how easy they are to make. Our recipe today for Vegan Onion Pakoras With Avocado Dipping Sauce comes courtesy of Cruelty Free Family via One Green Planet, both websites I seriously recommend for vegan recipes and so much more.


FOR THE DIPPING SAUCE:Vegan onion pakoras w avocado dipping sauce

  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and removed from skin
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/2–1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 1 clove garlic
  • A pinch of cumin
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup water, more as needed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • 2 brown onions, sliced thinly into half moons
  • 1 1/2 cups chickpea flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup water, more as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon mild curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • A pinch of cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil, for frying



  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth. If the sauce is too thick, add a little more water, a tablespoon at a time. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


  1. Place sliced onions in a medium bowl. Add chickpea flour, baking powder, and spices. Stir while slowly pouring water into the bowl. You’re looking for a thick pancake batter consistency. It should be holding the onions together relatively well.
  2. Add about 3 inches of vegetable oil into a cast iron skillet. Heat on medium. Place a small piece of an onion in the pan to test. If it instantly sizzles, the oil is hot enough for frying.
  3. Place rounded tablespoons of the mixture in the pan. Flip when golden brown. Allow to cook evenly on both sides and take out and place on a paper towel to soak up any extra oil.
  4. Serve hot with dipping sauce.

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