Onion Bhajis Recipe

Onion BhajisSubmitted by Lewjam

Ingredients for Onion Bhajis:

  • 8 tablespoons Gram Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • ½ tsp Coriander
  • Other bits
  • Olive Oil
  • 2 large tsp Tomato Puree
  • A splash of worcestershire source
  • A little water egg cup full (use if needed only!!!)

Spices to go with the onions in the cooking pan

  • 10 Small Onions
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp of Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 4 chopped and ground mild chillies or 1 tsp Chilli Powder

Method for Onion Bhajis:

  1. Cut the onions in half and then chop into slices, break them up into strips (should be half circles!).
  2. Cook slowly in a little oil until they are soft; don’t let them brown too much.
  3. Add the pan spices and stir in well, cook off for another min or so.
  4. Add all the dry ingredients into a bowl and add the onions, stir in well to coat them all with the flour and spice mix.
  5. Add the tomato puree and mix in well, add a little water until the mixture is of the correct consistency.  It should be wet enough to have not dry ingredients left, but not too wet so that there is excess liquid and is sloppy.

At this stage you can do two things!


  1. Spoon the mixture into a large bag or box and freeze.  Defrost before using and add a little more flour/water if necessary.
  2. I like to layer the mixture on baking parchment, a tablespoon full of mixture makes a small bhaji, place some paper on top, add another… layer until all is used then freeze.

To cook, place a spoon full of mixture (or frozen pat)  on a greased baking tray and cook on gas mark 6/7 for about 12 mins, after this time run a little oil over the bhajis and return to the oven for another 10 mins.  This makes them go lovely and brown and crispy.

(If cooking from frozen cook for ~15mins on gas mark 5 then crank upto gas mark 7 add oil and cook for a further 10 mins – times dependent on size of bhajis made, just play with it to get them how you like them)

This recipe is good to freeze and low fat for Bhajis, even without the freezing the bhajis are beautiful!!

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