Onion bhajis by Robin

    27 min

    Have tried several onion bhaji recipes and finally adapted them into this foolproof recipe. These onion bhajis are an ideal side dish for a larger Indian meal.


    Sussex, England, UK
    39 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • For the onion mixture
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 4 medium onions, sliced 2mm thick
    • 1/2 teaspoon tumeric powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon hot chilli powder
    • For the batter
    • 2 tablespoons garam masala
    • 10 tablespoons gram flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon tumeric powder
    • water, as needed

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

    1. Preheat deep fryer or cooking oil to 180 degrees C.
    2. For the onion mixture:

    3. Warm the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onions and cook and stir until just soft (do not brown!). This allows them to be formed into balls more easily. Add all the spices and toss to coat.
    4. For the batter:

    5. Mix batter ingredients together in a large bowl, gradually adding the water last to achieve the consistency of thin peanut butter. Mix in the onions so that they are evenly coated in batter.
    6. Using two dessert spoons, form into balls and carefully place into the hot oil (a deep fryer is highly recommended to get an even cook). Cook 4 bhajis at a time until a deep golden colour. Remove from the oil and allow to drain on kitchen paper before serving.


    Can be kept warm in oven or reheated from room temperature before serving.

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    Fab recipe. Everyone loved them so will def be making them again  -  11 Sep 2015


    Amazing!!!!! :-)  -  01 Mar 2015