Healthy Meal Prep
Onion Bhaji Recipe

Onion Bhaji


The perfect Indian snack or side dish for your favorite curry. You can use the batter recipe to make other bhaji variations with other vegetables or in combination with the onions.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 medium onions, sliced into 1/4-inch thick rings
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • vegetable oil for frying


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook onions until soft and translucent without browning them, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add turmeric, coriander, cumin, ginger, and chili powder and stir in evenly until onions take on a uniform color. Remove from heat.
  3. Put onions in a mixing bowl. Combine flour, garam masala, salt, coriander, garlic, turmeric, cumin, and saffron in a small bowl. Add spice mix to the onions and mix until well coated. Stir water and tomato paste together in a bowl and pour over onion mixture. Stir everything together. Batter should be easy to stir but not sloppy or sticky. Add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, if batter is too sticky.
  4. Heat oil in a large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Add a large spoonful of batter to the hot oil and deep fry for 30 to 45 seconds. Turn bhaji over and fry until golden brown and crispy, another 30 seconds. Remove and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining batter.

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Nutritional Information

Onion Bhaji

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 213.4
% Daily Value *
protein: 5 %
carbohydrates: 6 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 15 %
fat: 24 %
saturated fat: 11 %
vitamin a iu: 2 %
niacin equivalents: 8 %
vitamin b6: 13 %
vitamin c: 20 %
folate: 9 %
calcium: 6 %
iron: 8 %
magnesium: 9 %
potassium: 7 %
sodium: 13 %
thiamin: 11 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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