Onion Fritters

Onion Bhaji

Onion Fritters

Delicious Indian Style Onion Fritters – Gluten Free & Vegan


Red onions – 2 large, thinly sliced.
Chickpea flour ( Besan ) – 3/4 cup.
Rice flour – 2 Tbsp.
Red chile powder – 1/2 tsp.
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp.
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp.
Cilantro – 2 Tbsp, finely chopped.
Salt – 1 1/4 tsp or as per taste.
Vegetable/Canola oil for frying the fritters.
Water – 1/2 cup – 1 cup as needed to bring the onion and flour mixture together.


In a large bowl add the flours,chile powder, cumin seeds, turmeric and salt. Mix well.
Now add the sliced onions and chopped cilantro, mix well along with the flour mixture. Make sure that onion get well covered with the flour and spice mixture. Now add water just enough to bring everything together, so that the flour mixture start to stick to onions and everything come together into a very thick sticky batter like consistency. I do this step slowly as we don’t need anymore water than what is need to bring everything together. Mix well and keep aside.
Heat the oil in a large non – stick or cast-iron skillet over medium high heat. With the help of a tablespoon start dropping the onion mixture into the hot oil, spoon by spoon. Make sure not to over crowd the skillet and do this step in batches if needed.
Fry the onion fritters for a minute or 2 or until they turn golden brown in color. Keep stirring the fritters while frying them. Make sure not to over heat the oil as then the fritters will get brown faster and won’t be fully cooked all the way through.
Remove on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil, serve immediately. enjoy.

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