Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Onion Bajji

Bajji is a famous snack in India. Vazhakkai (plaintain) Bajji is well known street side food whereas onion bajji is usually made in household... as Sunday tea time snack while watching a movie in Doordarshan (DD).Good old days!!!!

When unexpected guest comes to our house during tea time, onion bajji is the life saver!!!. Everyone if us will always have onions and besan in pantry.. U can make bajji in 10 minutes...


1 big onion
1/2 cup besan (kadalai maavu)
3 tbsp rice flour
1 tbsp redchilli powder
1 tbsp ghee
1/2 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
oil for deep frying


Cut onion in round shape. Carefully place them in chopping board...don't break into layers..

Mix besan, rice flour, ghee, salt, redchilli and garam masala. Add water slowly, and mixing the ingredients simultaneouly. The batter should be like dosa batter consistency. Immerse onion slices in batter one by one and deep fry them in the oil.. Remove from heat and place it in a paper towel to absorb excess oil.

Serve hot with tomato Ketchup!!!

Note: Just replace onion with Plaintain, Vazhakkai Bajii is ready!!



perfect for cold weather. Good one dear. I prefer onion bhaji to potato bhajis

Kitchen Flavours

Wow my favourite too...Looks yum.

Akal's Saappadu

looks crunchy and yummy. I agree with you, one of my favorite evening snack in India, we wait until 5 PM to get the hot vazhakkai bajjis from the shop. Vazhakkai Bajji, ennathaane irundhaalum, russiyo russi!!

Swapna Pravin

Perfect for cold weather. onion & chilly bajji r my fav.


I love onion Bajji too. After cutting the onions for bajji I microwave the onion for 15 to 20 seconds. This way onion cooks very well before I dip them in the batter to fry.

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