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How to Make Onion Bhaji

Onion Bhaji is a spicy Indian snack, usually served with raita or chutney. Enjoy this recipe with family and friends.


  • Step 1: Mix flour and spices Mix the flour, coriander, cumin, salt, baking soda, and jalapeno pepper in a medium bowl.
  • TIP: Chickpea flour can also be used in place of the regular flour.
  • Step 2: Add onion and egg Make a well in the center by pressing an indentation with a spoon, and add the onion and egg. Slowly add the water and mix until a thick paste forms.
  • Step 3: Heat oil Heat the oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit in a deep fryer or a pan.
  • Step 4: Form into balls Form the onion mixture into 2-inch balls and place in the oil.
  • TIP: Add only a few at a time to prevent them from lowering the temperature of the oil too much.
  • Step 5: Fry Fry on both sides until golden brown.
  • Step 6: Remove with slotted spoon Remove with a slotted spoon and place on paper towels.
  • Step 7: Mix yogurt and mint Mix yogurt and mint to make raita. Serve the raita with the onion bhaji and enjoy.
  • FACT: The Romans believed that eating onions would give them strength and courage.

You Will Need

  • 1 c. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • rough chopped
  • 1 large onion
  • rough chopped
  • 1 egg
  • lightly beaten
  • 1/2 c. water
  • Oil for frying
  • 3 c. yogurt
  • 1 c. mint
  • Deep fryer or pan
  • Slotted spoon
  • Chickpea Flour (optional)

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