Indian Curry Recipe

Onion Bhaji recipe

An onion bhaji is a classic side to any Indian meal - personally, I like to eat them on their own! Onions combine with a batter and spices before being deep-fried in oil, although you could also bake them too if you're health concious.


3 tbsp. plain flour
2 tbsp. garam masala
1 tbsp. tomato puree
35ml water
Pinch salt
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1/2 tsp. garlic paste

4 onions
1 tbsp. oil
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1/4 tsp. chilli powder
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground coriander

Oil to fry

Method of Preparation:

  1. Finely chop the onions. Cook in the oil until softened and sweet but not browned. Add the 1/2 tsp. turmeric, 1/4 tsp. chilli powder, 1/4 tsp. ground ginger and 1/2 tsp. ground coriander.

  2. Continue cooking until the onions are all the same colour.

  3. Combine plain flour, garam masala, ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric and salt. Mix the water, garlic paste and tomato puree then mix the tomato mixture into the dry batter. Once smooth and combine, mix into the onions.

  4. Drop tbsp. of the batter into hot oil to deep fry. You could also shallow fry them or make them bigger. Cook until a deep golden brown colour.

Experiment with flavour by using red onions or why not add red or green pepper to the bhajis to make a new and different flavour? This recipe serves four.

Author: Laura Young

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Published: December 2, 2011
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