May 14, 2013

Quick Onion Bajji Recipe | Onion Fritters

Onion Bajji and kesari is a traditional combo to be served festive occasions in South Indian Families. Forget buying ready made and chemical preservative. Bajji or Fritters whatever name you call it, Tastier food are tastier everywhere. South Indian onion bajji and Western fritter taste the same, but the ingredients are totally different. My MIL always makes this Bajji and Kesari for the guests.


Bajji is a common term and can be prepared with many vegetables. My son's most favorite is snack. Bajjis are deep red in color, when it is served in hotels. But I love its original orange color and I preferred not to add any food color. But if you wish to have, hotel like deep red bajjis, you may add 'orange' or 'kesari' color to the dough.

Do you need another snack recipe for the evening? check out this Hot Pocket Cookies.

Quick Onion Bajji Recipe | Onion Fritters

Prep time : 3 min
Cooking time : 10 min
Yeild : Serves 2

1 Cup of Bengal gram flour / Besan flour/ Kadalai mavu
2 tbsp of Corn Flour
1 tsp Sambar Powder
1/2 tsp of Baking Soda
Salt to taste
Cooking Oil for Frying

How to make:
Add bengal gram flour, corn flour
Add bengal gram flour, corn flour, sambar powder, baking soda, and salt to a bowl.

Add water to form medium consistency paste
Add water to form medium consistency paste. The consistency determines the thickness of the bajjis coating. So, If you prefer thickers bajjis, make the flour consistency thicker and vise versa.

Opt for big round onions and slice into medium thickness
Opt for big round onions and slice into medium thickness. Very thin slices are very tough to work with. Dip these slices in the dough, and drop it immediately in the hot oil. Deep fry it till it becomes golden brown  in color and crispy. Drain it and place it in the paper towel which removes excess cooking oil.

Traditionally, coconut chutney will be served
Traditionally, coconut chutney will be served as a side for Onion Bajjis, but I love to have it with tomato ketchup.

Check out another recipe to surprise the guests, maddur Vada, which is also easy and quick like this recipe.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve as a tea time snack. Tomato sauce or coconut chutney is the best combination.

Tips and Variations:
With the same bajji batter, use different vegetables to make Banana bajji, chili bajji, bread bajji.

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  1. crispy onion bhajji....looks yum.

  2. Oh anything fried .. I love it ..

  3. Yummy . perfect tea time snack

  4. my kids would lov this wih ketchup of course.

  5. these luks really yumm n snack..

  6. We love fried onions. These must be very tasty!

  7. that looks scrumptious.. i never added sambhar powder in my pakoras before, i wonder what it tastes like..would love to try it next time..thanks for sharing

  8. I love bajjis, it looks so perfect and yummy. super delicious

  9. looks so crispy & perfect..tempting clicks

  10. inviting bajii..pic looks so tempt and make me hungry...

  11. LOve onion fitters,presentation is wonderful so tempting..

  12. My all time favorite, loved your version


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