Onion bhaji is a dish that comes from Indian cuisine. Bhaji are small, deep-fried pancakes made from onion, flour and spices.
In Indian cuisine, chickpea flour is used to prepare these little pancakes. The flour is combined with onions and spices such as cumin and coriander.
Bhaji can be served as a snack or appetiser. They must be served warm.
These onion bhaji, unlike traditional ones, were made with the addition of all-purpose flour. I served them with a fantastic plum sauce.
Ingredients for bhaji.
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- 2 big onions
- 1/2 teaspoon of freshly chopped parsley
- 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
- 2 eggs
- 100 g all-purpose flour
- sunflower oil for frying
- 450 g plums
- 50 ml water
- a pinch of cinnamon
- a pinch of crystal sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice
How to make onion bhaji.
Peel the onion, cut them up into medium-sized slices then put them in a bowl. Add eggs, flour, milk, cumin, parsley and salt. Mix and set aside for 10 minutes.
Pour the oil into a frying pan. Warm it up and once hot, add spoonful of the bhaji mixture. Fry over a medium heat until golden brown on both sides.
Place the fried bhaji on a kitchen paper towel to get rid of excess grease.
Plum sauce: remove the stones from the plums, cut them into small pieces and transfer to a pot. Pour in water, add cinnamon, sugar and lemon juice. Cover and simmer on a low heat for 15 minutes. After that, remove from the heat, cool it down and blend.
Serve the onion bhaji warm with the sauce.
Good to know when making bhaji.
You can replace the parsley with fresh coriander.
If you do not want to use all-purpose flour, go for chickpea flour. This way you will get a gluten-free version of the bhaji.
Do you like dishes from onion? If so, try our recipe for Onion soup.