Onion Bhaji

    35 min

    The perfect finger food or side dish for your favourite curry. You can use the batter recipe to make other bhaji variations by using other vegetables instead of, or in conjunction with, onions!


    County Limerick, Ireland
    25 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • For the batter
    • 2 tablespoons garam masala
    • 3 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
    • pinch saffron
    • 2 teaspoons tomato puree
    • 35ml water
    • For the pan
    • 4 medium onions sliced, approx 1-2cm thick
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
    • vegetable oil for frying

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Fry sliced onion in olive oil over a medium heat till they become translucent. Try not to brown them.
    2. Add pan spices, stir in evenly till takes on a uniform colour. Remove from heat.
    3. Put onions in a mixing bowl. Stir in the dry batter ingredients. Once onions are coated combine the water and tomato puree. Pour the tomato mix into the onion mix. Stir together. The mix should be easy to stir but not sloppy or sticky. Add some more water a teaspoon at a time if it's sticky.
    4. Shallow or deep fry till golden brown and crispy. Serve hot with raita or chutney as a dip.

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    Reviews in English (10)


    Rubbish recipe. Bhajis disintegrated in the pan and turned into a greecy horrible mess. It cost me £7 for the ingredients and didnt work at all  -  26 Aug 2012


    Altered ingredient amounts. put in fresh coriander  -  06 Dec 2010


    really easy to make must taste good just made a batch for tea and my hubby has eaten most of them  -  06 Dec 2010