Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Onion Bhajiyas

Onion Bhajiyas/pakoras- A spicy savory snack made with onions, coated in seasoned chickpea flour and deep fried to golden brown .Delicious served with chutneys.


1 large onion
1 teaspoon salt
1 /2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon eno salts
6 oz chick pea flour (besan)
1 tablespoon semolina
1 teaspoon ginger paste
3-4 green chillies finely chopped
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
2-3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon fresh chopped coriander
Oil for frying.


1. In a bowl add the besan and semolina,Mix throughly.
2. Add the salt, chilli powder,chillies, turmeric, ginger paste and eno salts to the besan.Keep aside
3.Slice the onions in thin slices and separate them.
4.Mix the onion slices and chopped coriander and add to the besan mixture .Toss to coat the onions throughly.Add just enough water to make the flour mixture stick to the onions.
5.Divide the mixture into 8 patties and place on a tray.
6.Heat the oil in a pan to medium hot.
7. Drop the onion patties into the oil and fry on medium heat till golden brown.(Do not cook on too high heat other wise bhajiyas will be uncooked in side)
8.Remove from oil when golden brown and drain on kitchen paper.
9.Repeat process for remainder.

Transfer bhajiyas to serving dish and serve with ketchup, chilli sauce or chutneys of choice.

green chutney
tamarind chutney
tomato chutney


  1. Crispy and yummy...My hubby's fav.The cupcakes in the last post look very cute :-) Thanks for visiting collaborative curry and hope to see you often !

  2. My hubby loves onion Bhaji's
    They look perfect and crispy

  3. Love to share an award with u . Kindly accept it

  4. crispy and perfect on a snowy day...i love having it during tea time...and merry xmas & a very happy new year to you and your family...thanks for dropping by and for your wishes,hope to c u again...do keep in touch ,take care

  5. Great Work!

    Even I have started a veggi blog... Please visit " Veggi Fare From Here And There" at rachanakothari.blogspot.com

  6. The bhajiyas look crispy and inviting! Thanks for visiting my site and your comment. Regarding flax seeds, flax seeds are easily available in any regular grocery in the US or in India they are available in Bombay or Chennai too. Flax is known as alsi in hindi and ali virai in tamil, hope this information helps....Also in place of flax seeds you can use eggs in the cookies too...

  7. Just perfect for the cool winter dyas here.

    Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a very Happy New Year!

  8. the onion bhajis are perfect!!... it looks soo good!


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