Onion bhaji are an indian snack or side dish that every curry loving brit will be very familiar with whether they stan these oniony snacks or not. Sadly though, whether you’re experiencing onion bhaji in a restaurant or buying them from a shop to cook at night they’ve probably been deep fried. This is because frying is actually a big part of what onion bhajis are. The word ‘bhaji’ actually means fried vegetable and a bhaj, if not specified, could be made with any vegetable. So really i suppose this onion bhaji recipe isn’t actually an onion bhaji recipe at all because no oil will be involved in this recipe just like all of my other recipes! I suppose you could call it an onion bake-ji! 

Onion bhajis come in many different shapes and sizes. The ones you may find in a takeaway are largely ‘fluffed up’ with potato or lentils making them somewhat lacklustre and very reminiscent of a falafel. Often if you order one in a restaurant you will receive a much more visually stimulating bhaji with plenty of long onion strands all tangled together into a ball and covered in a crisp flavour rich batter. This was the kind of onion bhaji recipe I wanted to make. Don’t forget to subscribe and follow me on socials so that you never miss any of my healthy recipes for weight loss.  

To start with, grab two white onions and slice into rings and then cut those rings in half, this will give you nice long strands of onion. Cook these onions in a saucepan or wok until they are soft. This should take about 10 minutes.

Empty the onions out into a large bowl. Using all of the other ingredients (flour, turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, chilli, tomato puree and water) mix up a thick batter and pour this into the cooked onions. Mix the onions and the batter really well and separate into 4.

Line a baking tray and preheat an oven to 200C if you haven’t already done so. Spoon your mixture onto the baking tray in 4 blobs. I find these look so much more appealing when they look really messy so you don’t need to try and neaten these into perfect circles unless you really want to.Bake for 30 minutes or until completely crispy on the outside. Serve as a side to curry or as a lunch option with raita or mango chutney. Check out my mango chutney recipe!

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Onion Bhaji Recipe

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Onion bhaji are an indian snack or side dish that every curry loving brit will be very familiar with whether they stan these oniony snacks or not. Sadly though, whether you're experiencing onion bhaji in a restaurant or buying them from a shop to cook at night they’ve probably been deep fried. This is because frying is actually a big part of what onion bhajis are. The word ‘bhaji’ actually means fried vegetable and a bhaji, if not specified, could be made with any vegetable. So really i suppose this onion bhaji recipe isn't actually an onion bhaji recipe at all because no oil will be involved in this recipe just like all of my other recipes! I suppose you could call it an onion bake-ji! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 onions white
  • 70 g flour
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes mild
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • 4 tsp water

Instructions
 

  • Cut onions into long strands by cutting in half and then slicing.
  • Saute onions in a frying pan or wok for 10 minutes
  • Mix up a batter using the rest of the ingredients and add the onion
  • Stir well and transfer to a lined baking tray in 4 even amounts.
  • Bake at 200C for 30 minutes or until crispy