Onion Bhajis – Easy


A very popular Indian appetizer would have to be this little veggie star, super easy and hits the spot for flavour.



  • 2 onions finely sliced
  • 100gms plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 green chilli, deseeded and very finely sliced
  • salt
  • oil for frying


  1. Soak the finely sliced onion in cold water
  2. Sift flour and baking powder in a bowl, add the spices and a generous sprinkle of salt
  3. Mix in a about 100ml of cold water to make a thick batter, adjust with water as required
  4. Drain the onion really well and mix into the batter.
  5. Heat about 5cm of oil in a wok or deep pan until hot
  6. Lower heaped tablespoons of the bhaji mixture into the pan, a few at a time and cook for a few minutes
  7. Turn once until they are evenly browned and crisp, should be around 3-4mins at the most.
  8. Drain on paper towel, sprinkle a little salt and keep warm until serving.

Recipe also available in our free Ebook “Dinner Party – Winter Warm Up”

recipe from GoodFood