A perfect onion bhaji recipe
onion bhaji recipe40 Mins
- 2 medium onions, sliced
- 120ml + 2 tbsp gram flour
- 120ml cold water
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 green chili, finely chopped
- ½ tsp red chili powder
- ½ tsp coriander powder
- ½ tsp turmeric
- salt, to taste
- vegetable oil for frying
- 250ml yoghurt
- 1 cucumber, grated
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tbsp mint, crushed
Start by peeling the onions and slicing them thinly. Place the sliced onions in cold water. Let the onion sit for about 5 to 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, add flour, baking powder, turmeric, coriander powder, red chilli powder, chopped green chilli, and salt. Mix well.
Pour cold water and mix well until you get a smooth yet thick batter. You can add more water if the batter is too thick. Set it aside.
Meanwhile, prepare the dip by adding yoghurt to a bowl. Add grated cucumber, minced garlic, and crushed mint. Mix well and refrigerate.
Drain the onions. And add them to the gram flour batter. Mix well.
In a frying pan, heat oil. Once the oil is hot, scoop the batter using a tablespoon and add it to the hot oil. You can use your hands to drop the onion bhaji as well.
Cook the onion bhaji for about 3 to 5 minutes or until they get a nice golden colour. Take them out of the oil and place them on a kitchen towel to get rid of extra oil. Note: You can also cook these in an air fryer oven or a conventional oven.
Serve with mint and yoghurt dip. Enjoy.