Onion Bhaji Recipe - Chichilicious

Bhaji meaning an Indian spicy fried snack. Similar to a fritter, often spiced with cumin, turmeric, and coriander mixed with chickpea flour, instead of white flour making it gluten free. If you have trouble finding the chickpea flour try looking for gram flour, or garbanzo bean flour. These fried onion bhajis are like onion rings and fritter combined, I made these when I was having an intense craving for onion rings.


Onion Bahji Recipe

Easy fried onion bahji, with yogurt dressing.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 14


  • 2 cups onions
  • 1/2 cup gram flour chickpea
  • 1/4 tsp whole cumin seeds toasted
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp coriander fresh
  • 1 small chili deseeded
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp oil canola

Yogurt Sauce

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 lime juice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp green onion
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • In a small bowl put plain yogurt, lime juice, sliced green onions, and salt mix well. Set aside in the fridge.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the chickpea flour, toasted cumin seeds, turmeric, baking powder, salt, and chopped coriander. Add in the thinly sliced onions, mix well. Now add the water, add 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing until there are no flour left. You want the batter to be thick enough so the the onions are sticking together but not runny. Let mixture rest for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a large pan with high sides on medium. Once heated, drop about half a tablespoon of onions into the oil, fry until both sides are golden brown. Rest on a plate lined with paper towels. Serve warm with yogurt sauce.


Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: fried, onion, vegetarian
Author: Chichi
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