Onion Bajji

'Its raining, its pouring, the old man is snoring...'. That was my little one singing the rhyme in her style. S who was watching her sing got excited and asked me 'Mirchi Bajji ho jaye?' and so Mirchi Bajjis and Masala Chai for the Adults and these Onion Bajjis for the kids it was, on a rainy weekend evening.

But in the end S fried some green chillies and ate them along with the leftover onion bajjis and was going 'ooh' and 'aah'. I cannot imagine eating mirchi bajjis and then again fried mirchis with these ones too.

So for a rainy day her are some hot frietters for Day 1 Week 3 of BM #27.

Ingredients - 

Onions 2 nos (I used the yellow onions)
Besan/Chick pea flour/Senagapindi 1 cup (or as needed)Mirchi powder (Chilli Powder) 1/2 tsp (or as per taste)
Ajwain/Vaamu coarsely powdered 1/2 tsp (Optional)
Salt as per taste

Black Salt and Chaat Masala for Garnish
Oil for deep frying

*Optional Ingredients - Rice Flour 2 Tbsp, Baking Soda a pinch, any other flavor enhancer (chaat masala, garam masala etc) - I opted out of all these ingredients as I was making these for the kids.

Method Of Preparation -

In a mixing bowl, make the Bajji batter (the batter should be slightly thick like Idli batter) with besan, water, ajwain powder, salt and mirchi powder. 

Peel the outer skin of the onions and slice them into circles taking care to keep all the layers intact in a proper circular shape.

Heat oil in a wok/kadai and when the oil is adequately hot, dip the onion slices in the batter making sure the batter coats the onion slice evenly. Gently slide in the oil and fry until golden brown.

Remove the golden brown bajjis onto kitchen paper towels to drain the excess oil.

Repeat until all the slices are done.

Typically it is served with some deep fried green chillies and a few chopped onions sprinkled with Black salt and/or Chaat Masala!

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#27.

Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight series hosted by Pavani at Cooks Hideout.

Preparation Time 30 min
Serves 3-4
Posted by Harini R on Tuesday, April 16, 2013


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. I love onion fritters. But the love the Julienne version a tad bit more :)

  3. Srivalli Says:
  4. Harini, this is not fair!..I want some now, esp those fried chiies must make it taste so good together right!

  5. Priya Suresh Says:
  6. Seriously i love my onion bajjis like this,soo tempting.

  7. Sunanda Says:
  8. Bhajji looks very tempting..liked the presentation with green chilis..

  9. preeti garg Says:
  10. Onion fritters are my fav with green ambi chutney and tea.. great combo

  11. divya Says:
  12. wow.. mouthwatering.. nice click..:)

  13. Rajani S Says:
  14. Mirchi bajji and masala chai? My mouth is already watering....

  15. perfect for the climate here

  16. Pavani Says:
  17. Yumm. Yumm. What a treat. It is getting gloomy in NJ today, I can have some of those fried goodies now.

  18. rains and onion bhajji are a combination made in heaven, and third to go hand in hand is mumbai, u are making me to look forward to it now

  19. sujitha Says:
  20. Yummy fritters...

  21. Suma Gandlur Says:
  22. Who can say no to these humble yet delicious fritters and that too when it is raining outside?

  23. veena Says:
  24. I am waiting for the rains now....yummy fritters!!1

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