Indian Onion Bhaji - Completely Addictive Deep Fried Onion Entree

Impulsive Culinarian’s Indian Onion Bhaji Recipe

  • 1 1/4 cups Corn Flour
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 3 medium to large Yellow Onions, peeled, halved & thinly sliced
  • 2 to 3 cups of Oil for frying


  • Combine all ingredients except the onions and oil in a large mixing bowl
  • Peel & slice the onions and add them to the batter
  • Toss onions well until thoroughly coated with batter
  • Warm a high-sided skillet over medium heat
  • Add enough oil to have 1″ or so of oil in the bottom of your skillet
  • Heat the oil to approximately 325°
  • Make bhaji-sized balls with the onion mixture (smaller than a baseball, but bigger than a golf ball)
  • VERY carefully place bahjis into the hot oil in small batches so that they do not touch each other
  • Cook for around 20 minutes per side until they turn a deep golden brown colour with a very crispy texture
  • Carefully transfer to a large plat lined with paper-towel to drain
  • Serve right away


The Perfect Addition To A Romantic Valentines Day Menu

It’s impossible for me to imagine any home-made Indian feast without the addition of these completely addictive onion bhaji morsels. Often  best to make a double or even a triple batch since the recipe above will only make around 8 golden morsels … not to mention the ones that will disappear while cooling! You have been warned 🙂