Onion Bhajias – Onion Fritters

These Onion Bhajias are my favourite. They are simple, easy and very quick to make.  They are a perfect snack to have with an ice cold coke.

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • 2 Medium Onions
  • 1 cup chick pea flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ajwain (Carom seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • Pinch of soda bicarbonate
  • Very small bunch of finely chopped coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of a mixture of minced green chillies and ginger (optional)


1. Peel and slice the onions. My onion grater has 2 sizes and I chose the thicker slices.

2. Mix the coriander, chillies and ginger mixture salt, pepper, ajwain and turmeric with the chick pea flour.

3. Add a quarter cup of water to this mixture and stir it well. The bhajia batter should be thick at this stage. You can always add add more water if you feel that the batter is too thick.

4. Keep this mixture aside 30 minutes.

5. Start to heat some oil in a wok. Turn the heat high, once the oil has heated, lower the heat. Check that the oil is hot by dropping a couple of drops of the batter in oil. If the batter rises quickly, the oil is ready.

6. Add the bicarbonate of soda, together with a teaspoon of hot oil from the wok to the batter and stir well. If the batter feels too thick – you can add a couple of tablespoons of water to the batter.

7. Dip one onion slice at a time into the bhajia batter and fry these onion bhajias at medium heat to allow them to cook well.

8. Enjoy Onion Bhajias with any chutney.