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Indian Onion Bhaji Recipe – 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 :)

About me: My name is Paul Thibault, an impulsive home chef developing delicious gluten free recipes for family and friends regardless of their allergen restrictions or dietary limitations, visit the About Page to learn more.