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How To Make Onion Bhaji

How To Make Onion Bhaji

Onion Bhaji recipe. Always a favourite Indian dish, this easy recipe for Onion Bhaji will bring a taste of the East to your kitchen.


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Step 1: You will need:

  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 200 g chickpea flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder,
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • some salt
  • 100 ml water
  • 750 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 slotted spoon
  • tray lined with paper towels

Step 2: Heat the oil

Put the oil into the pan and place it on a medium-high heat.

Step 3: Make the batter

In a bowl, combine the chickpea flour, rice flour, baking powder, chilli, turmeric, cumin, coriander, salt and the water. Mix it together well and add the sliced onion.

Step 4: Check the oil

Check the temperature of the oil by dropping a little batter into it. If it fries slowly, it is at the right temperature.

Step 5: Fry the bhaji

Carefully drop spoons of batter into the oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pan, which will make them stick together. Fry them for about 1-2 minutes or until the batter becomes a lovely golden brown. Remove them, place them to drain on the paper-lined tray, and repeat until all the bhaji are cooked.

Step 6: Season and serve

Sprinkle over a little salt and your onion bhaji are ready to serve. They make a perfect appetiser and go well with coriander chutney or cucumber raita, both of which can be found on our website. Enjoy!