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Indian Snacks Onion Bhaji

onion-bhajiOnion Bhaji is one of the most favorite and popular snack of India. It consists of savory vegetable combination in a crisp and spicy batter. It can either be served as a snack or  as a side dish with curries.

You can also use  vegetables like okra, cauliflower or brocoli other than onion. Onion Bhaji is a tasty Indian snack also sold by street vendors and can be eaten  any time of the day.

 

Ingredients for Indian Snack Onion Bhaji

  • 2 large onions
  • 2 cups gram flour
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp each nigella,fennel, cumin and onion seeds, coarsely crushed
  • 2 fresh finely chopped green chillies
  • 2 cups chopped fresh cilantro
  • vegetable oil for deep frying
  • salt

How to prepare Indian onion bhaji

Slice the onions into thin rounds. Separate the slices and place them aside on a plate.

Mix together the flour, chilli powder, ground turmeric, baking powder and asafoetida in a bowl. Add salt  to taste. Pour this mixture into a large mixing bowl.

Now add the coarsely crushed seeds, onion slices, chopped chillies and fresh cilantro. Toss them together well.

Make a paste by adding enough  cold water.  Now add in more water to make a thick batter to coat the onions and spices.

Add oil in a pan or karahi for deep frying. Pour in a spoonful of the mixture into the hot oil and fry the onion bhaji till they turn golden brown. Turn the bhaji after some time . Drain them and serve hot.. This dish  makes  20-25.

You can also use okra, cauliflower and borocoli in the batter.

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