CarolCooks2…Week 15…in my Kitchen…made from scratch…Onion Bhajees…

Welcome to my kitchen...Onion Bhaji…something I have never made only eaten in an Indian restaurant or as a takeaway(out)… beautifully crispy when eaten in a restaurant and as many take away foods are they lose the crisp when transported generally in a polystyrene container…a better idea would be to wrap in paper or a cardboard container…I digress and an even better idea is to make them from scratch…

Onion Bhajees…

  • 2 large brown Onions…thinly sliced.
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 tbsp of ginger grated or minced
  • 1 green/red chilli finely sliced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp ground fenugreek…my fenugreek is in tiny pieces I tried to grind them boy are they hard…
  • scant tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaf chopped
  • 130 gm gram flour
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda.
  • 1/2- 1 cup water…

Let’s make these onion bhajees…

In a large bowl add the sliced onions.

In a separate bowl add the flours and all the spices whisk to combine then add to the onions and stir until the onions are coated in the powder mix.

Then add and stir your water in a splash at a time this is most important as the batter needs to stick to the onions…I was surprised by how little water I needed…the batter needs to stick to the onion slices.

Heat about 3 inches of oil in your pan then roughly shape a tbsp of the onion mix and keeping it on the spoon lower it into your hot fat…fry depending on your pan size 4-5 bhajees at a time …turning to brown evenly you need them to be a deep golden colour approx 3-4 minutes then drain on a rack…

Scatter with freshly chopped coriander leaves to serve…

The result:

They got the thumbs up from my 3 taste testers…I thought they needed a bit more spice they all disagreed and said with a curry they would be perfect…I would definitely make them again next time maybe I will bake them…x

Do you make your own onion bhajees?…

Thank you so much for popping in today see you tomorrow for Tropical Friday where I bring you tropical fruit some rare and some common but all delicious…x

48 thoughts on “CarolCooks2…Week 15…in my Kitchen…made from scratch…Onion Bhajees…

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thats really interesting.. I thought they were something everyone was familiar with it seems not.. When I asked Mr Google it appears Indian food is not as popular in the US as other cuisines.. 😀

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      1. Jim Borden

        I jsut started enjoying Indian food a few years ago, so I have not tried a lot of the different menu options. I’ll keep my eye out for this one…


  2. amreade

    This sounds delicious, Carol. The fried onions don’t look the way I expected them to—I thought they would look more like the onion rings I’m used to seeing.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Bhajee are sort of round my first attempt was not too great or they can be a little flatter like mine whereas onion rings are cooked as individual rings these are a cluster of onions if that makes sense 🙂 x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Liz they are Indian in origin and are generally eaten as part of an Indian meal or as a snack with maybe a dip..they are very good if you like crispy onions and a bit of spice 🙂 x


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