Onion Bajji Recipe 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 are a 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.
Check out another recipe to surprise the guests, maddur Vada, which is also easy and quick like this recipe.
Onion Bajji Recipe | Onion Fritters
Prep time : 3 min,
Cooking time : 10 min,
Yield : Serves 2
Ingredients for Onion Bajji Recipe:
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:
1. Add Bengal gram flour, corn flour, sambar powder, baking soda, and salt to a bowl.
2.Add water to form medium consistency paste. The consistency determines the thickness of the bajjis coating. So, If you prefer thicker bajjis, make the flour consistency thicker and vise verse.
3. 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 into 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.
4. Serve with your favorite condiments. Traditionally, coconut chutney will be served as a side for Onion Bajjis, but I love to have it with tomato ketchup.
Serve as a tea time snack. Tomato sauce or coconut chutney is the best combination.
Tips and Variations for Onion Bajji Recipe:
With the same bajji batter, use different vegetables to make Banana bajji, chili bajji, bread bajji.