Sunday, July 19, 2009

Onion Bajji

My dad's elder sister, my athai, makes the best bajjis ever. Her bajjis and bondas are so famous that my daughter and nephews call her 'Bajji Paatti'! Our uncle was an expert in making bajjis and vegetable biriyani. We were always treated to such delicacies on our every visit to their lovely home. The onion bajji, I am about to share with you today is the signature recipe of both of them.

2 big onions - keeping the closest peel intact, cut in rounds.(thus the onions will hold shape)
1 cup of chick pea flour
1/3 cup of fine rice flour
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 tablespoon redchilli powder
1/4 teaspoon soda -bi-carbonate
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
oil for deep frying.
Keep onion rounds spread on a plate.
Seive all the flours together with bicarbonate of soda, chilli powder and salt.
Put this mix in a bowl and gradually add water to make a batter resembling that of idli batter, more on thicker side than rarer.
Place a pan with oil on the stove. When oil is hot, taking care not to disturb the onion rounds, dip them one by one in the batter and drop them in the oil, so many as will fit in the oil.
Deep fry turning once or twice in the oil, until they are golden brown.
If making larger quantities, mix the flours and separate them in batches. Add water only to a particular batch just before frying.

Serve golden bajjis with coconut chutney.
Raw bananas, potatoes, brinjals and big bajji chillies can be fried in the same way.
This is another entry for EC's WYF: Fried Snack event.


  1. The bajjis looks crispy and mouthwatering!!

  2. Lata, this looks super tempting dear :)) Yumm yumm!

  3. Onion bajji is my all time fav..who can resist ?

  4. Looks perfect!It's my fav. too....yummyyy

  5. Among all other types of bajjis, onions are my favourite..tempting pics..thanks for the entry

  6. Onion bajjis are my absolute favorite and infact what timing.. we had a big batch last evening at a friend's place.

  7. I've never tried bajjis and bondas..I shud try once..Will surely follow this recipe!!Thaks for sharing:)

  8. Just perfect Lata!!! I have no other words for it :-)

  9. The bajji's look inviting and tempting, been a long time since I had some :-(

  10. Perfect bajjis... looks crisp and brown.. this has been in my list for a long time... i am quite inspired now!!

  11. East or west bhajji is the best!! That too onion bajji is the flavorful of all!

    Bajji paati!! LOL!!

    naan onnu eduthu saapidanum pola irukkey!!

  12. I agree with all of you. Bajjis are alltime favourites.

  13. Wow wow wow thats everyone fav item.. no one will day no to this...


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