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Kanda Bhaji / Crispy onion fritters

Most Indian love fried fritters over a cup of hot tea and this is a popular comforting Indian snacks. In every big and small city in India you will find road vendors are making and selling different types of hot fritters usually known as pakoda or pakodi. Pakoda makes tea time with friends and family members more special mainly during rainy and cold season. Onion fritters are common and a much loved dish in almost every parts of India. In Andhra Pradesh it is known by the name of ulli pakodi, in Bengal it is popular as piyazi where as if you come to the business capital of India that is in Mumbai people relish by the name of Kanda bhaji. You can have kanda bhaji any time in day may it be lunch, dinner or as a mid day snacks. In Mumbai there are few roadside thela where you can get mouthwatering kandha bhaji with this you need few close friends a hot topic to chat and a cup of hot tea and you make your day. Today we are sharing the Maharastrian style of onion fritters for those who can’t make it to Mumbai to relish this crispy wonders. Try this recipe and I am sure it will soon be in your favorite winter snacks  list.

Preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time   15 minutes
Serves  4

3 big onion sliced
3 tbsp of besan/gram flour
1 tbsp of rice flour
2 green chilly chopped
1 egg
2 tbsp of chopped fresh coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Sunflower / canola oil to deep fry

Methods of Cooking
Finely sliced the onion. Then in a bowl take sliced onion, besan, rice flour, chopped green chilies, chopped fresh coriander leaves, salt and the egg ( for those are pure vegetarian you can skip egg). Mix well with little water so that you get a smooth thick batter like consistency. Now heat enough oil to deep fry this fritters. Take a big spoon and drop the batter with this spoon. Fry in a medium flame till golden brown. Now serve with garlic chutney tomato ketchup and salad. Kanda bhaji goes very well with a hot cup of tea or coffee specially in a cozy winter evening.

Happy Cooking!


  1. Wow I do not know eggs are added to onion bajji...lovely dish dear...

  2. yummy fritters... love it... but adding egg s new to me... though i dont add coz am veg he he...
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  3. I have never added eggs to it. Will give it a go. My favorite bajji variety

  4. Ami kono din onion pakoda te egg di ni, tobe texture ta dekhe bhalo money hoche

  5. Great bajji...

  6. super snack time pass 4 evenings...
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  7. Sounds Awesome!

    Thank you for visiting my blog, "From A Dietitian's Perspective" the other day. I wish you a very Happy New Year 2013, too! :)



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