Crispy Onion Bhaji

Serves: 10-12 pieces
Time: 30 mins
Difficulty: Easy


1 onion

1 egg

3tbs plain flour (heaped)

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp ground coriander

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp turmeric

60ml water

1tsp salt and pepper to taste



  • Beat the egg in a bowl, add the sliced onion and mix well.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, ground coriander, cumin and turmeric and stir well to combine. Add the water and season well with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 1cm depth sunflower oil in a deep-sided frying pan over a medium heat. When hot add a large spoonful of the bhaji mixture and fry for 30-45 seconds, until golden-brown.
  • Turn the bhaji over and fry for a further 30 seconds, until crisp and golden-brown all over. Remove and drain on kitchen paper, sprinkle with salt to draw out some of the oil.
  • Repeat with the remaining bhaji mixture, replenishing the oil in the pan if it runs low and allowing it to heat up again after a new addition.
  • Serve immediately.