Friday, 22 April 2011

Onion Bhajias

These onion bhajias are my favourite. They are simple, easy and very quick to make.  They are a perfect snack to have with an ice cold coke.

Ingredients for 2 servings:

2 Medium Onions
1 cup chick pea flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ajwain (Carom seeds)
1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
Pinch of turmeric
Pinch of soda bicarbonate
Very small bunch of finely chopped coriander
1 teaspoon of a mixture of minced green chillies and ginger (optional)


1. Peel and slice the onions. My onion grater has 2 sizes and I chose the thicker slices.

2. Mix the coriander, chillies and ginger mixture salt, pepper, ajwain and turmeric with the chick pea flour.

3. Add a quarter cup of water to this mixture and stir it well. The bhajia batter should be thick at this stage. You can always add add more water if you feel that the batter is too thick.

4. Keep this mixture aside 30 minutes.

5. Start to heat some oil in a wok. Turn the heat high, once the oil has heated, lower the heat. Check that the oil is hot by dropping a couple of drops of the batter in oil. If the batter rises quickly, the oil is ready.

6. Add the bicarbonate of soda, together with a teaspoon of hot oil from the wok to the batter and stir well. If the batter feels too thick – you can add a couple of tablespoons of water to the batter.

7. Dip one onion slice at a time into the bhajia batter and fry these onion bhajias at medium heat to allow them to cook well.

8. Enjoy them with any chutney.

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  1. Thanks Mina for sharing your awards with me. I really appreciate it. Love your bhajiyas, so super yummy and drool-worthy :)

  2. Mina! what a superb idea to make a collage pic of all the awards - hats off!!
    As for the bhajis, I am not even looking for fear that I might get a kadai and follow suit - They are too tempting and the batter looks so good!

  3. Gorgeous looking bhajjis, I should say. Toooo tempting :):)

  4. They look very tempting...congrats on the awards..

  5. looks yummy and delicious bhajji.....congrats on ur awards...

  6. Onion bhajias looks soo yummy..Perfect with a hot cup of tea:-) Slurppp

  7. Hi Mina

    Onion Bhajas look amazingly crispy and tasty. Thanks for displaying the step by step method of the process.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Those onion bhajias look so tasty! I really like chickpea flour as it is good in so many dishes.

    Congrats on your award, Mina! Thank you so much for thinking of me. You've made my day! :)

  9. good one n congrats on the awards !

  10. Onion Bhajiyas look amzingly tasty.Congrats on receiving all these wonderful awards. You really deserve them you have an awesome blog.
    Thanks for sharing the awards with me.
    I am having a giveaway for tickets to real food show at earls court do by my blog for more details.

  11. Lovely bhajis..perfect snack :)

  12. The onion bhajias look tasty... I love to have them with green chutney and garlic chutney!!!
    Also congrats on the awards, you have a wonderful blog.
    Have a lovely sunday:)

  13. Delicious, crispy & tempting bhajias!! Adding minced chillies is a nice addition :) And congrats on ur awards & thx a ton for remembering & passing it on to me..I am truly touched & honored :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  14. My family loves onions and this looks like a nice twist on fried onion rings

  15. Awesome post Mina Ji and congrats on all the awards!! The collage looks lovely

  16. Congrats on the awards...those bhajias are absolutely mouthwatering...want to take a bite:)

  17. Wow Mina it was so lovely visiting your blog. I am absolutely in love with the dishes you have shared. And needless to say you explain things in such a nice and simple way, even I could understand it :)

    Well keep writing and sharing your skills. I'm following your blog so that I can peek around later as well :)

  18. congrats on ur awards and wishing u many more....
    bhaji's look delicious :)

  19. the bhajjis looks fingerlicking good! congrats on ur awards!

  20. Feel like grabbing some bajjis and having rite now,very tempting crispy beauties, thanks for sharing ur awards with me and congrats dear Mina..


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