Saturday, 15 January 2011

Chunky Onion Bhaji's

These are delicious and I challenge anyone not to eat them all up in one go! I have tried a few bhaji recipes, but none hit the spot, so a few tweaks of my own and I think this is the best onion bhaji recipe on the net.
These are not like traditional bought bhaji's, they have a bit of bite and a crispy texture. They also freeze well, and are great with a squeeze of lemon on them. So easy to make too.


  • 1 large onion, sliced into 1/2cm wide slices.
  • 2-3 tablespoons of flour, preferably Gram flour
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder.
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder.
  • 1 teaspoon of garam masala. (homemade is best)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chilli powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried coriander.
  • salt.
  • water.
  • Cooking oil for frying.

1. In a large bowl add the flour, coriander and all the spices, mix well then add salt to taste.
2. Slowly add water to the bowl and mix to a very sticky paste.
3. Add the sliced onion to the paste and mix until all the onion is covered.
4. Heat the oil until hot enough to turn a cube of bread brown, pretty quick, around 140c. A deep fat fryer is great for these.
5. Add egg size clumps of the mixture to the fat. Cook two at a time for 4-5 minutes turning occasionally, remove when crisp and golden, drain on plenty of paper towel, and serve.


  1. Hi Craig

    Thanks for the recipe. Your pic looks amazing. I am having friends over this weekend and will be serving your bhaji recipe.
    I'm making a Lamb Raan recipe that you might like to try. I just uploaded it to my blog at

    Thanks again and be sure to pop over to my blog from time to time. I will be visiting yours regularly.

  2. Thanks Dan.
    Loving your blog, been having a good read! Let me know how the bhaji's go!