Easy onion bhaji

Easy onion bhaji


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About this recipe: Spicy, crispy Indian fritters, made with onions and gram flour (a big plus for gluten-free eaters!), are the ultimate Indian comfort food snack.


Serves: 3 

  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • a few coriander leaves
  • 5 tablespoons gram flour
  • water, as needed
  • oil for frying
  • salt and ground black pepper

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Place the onion slices in a bowl, sprinkle with the pinch of salt, and mix well with your hand to separate the slices. Stir in the garlic, turmeric, curry powder, and coriander leaves.
  2. Stir in the gram flour, and mix by hand. Add water, a little at a time until a soft dough forms. The dough should not be too thick nor too liquid.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan over high heat. Drop the dough by tablespoons into the hot oil and fry until golden. Remove to a plate lined with kitchen paper. Season with salt and pepper.

Ingredient note

Gram flour is a pale yellow flour made from ground chana dahl, a type of small chickpea, and is sometimes called besan flour.

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Reviews (15)


You saved my day! I had guests coming around this evening, after reading reviews on baked Bhaji's thought I would try those-they turned out to be an absolute disaster!! Thanks so much for this recipe, everyone commented saying how delicious they were. - 20 Apr 2014


Super ! worked perfectly I missed out the salt though never add salt to any of my cooking . - 05 Mar 2014


Made theese today and were way better than we have ever bought - 29 May 2015

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