Jan 6, 2011

Vengaya bajji/ Onion bajji/ Onion fritters

Happy New Year to everyone! Hope everyone had great Christmas and New Year celebrations..

This is a to-go snack at my place. Whenever we feel like munching on something hot along with our chai, I make these quick and easy onion bajjis. It comes together in no time and is made with staples available in our kitchen. The bajjis can be made soft or crisp by adjusting th amount of water in the batter.

Onions - 2
Besan/ Bengal gram flour - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1/4 cup
Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida/Hing - 1 pinch
Baking soda - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Water - a few tablespoons

Slice the onions into thin slices or thin rounds.

Mix together the besan, rice flour, chilli powder,asafoetida, salt and baking soda. Add water one tablespoon at a time and mix well to make a thick batter. If you want the bajjis more crispy, add a few drops water extra to make a thinner batter.

In a heavy bottemed pan/kadai, heat oil around 2 inches high. When the oil turns piping hot, dip the sliced onions in the prepared batter and drop them carefully in the heated oil. Allow the bajjis to cook and with the help of a slotted spoon, flip them over. Allow them to cook on the other side until it turns golden brown and remove them with the slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels.

Serve hot by themselves. Any chutney or the plain ole' tomato ketchup might serve as good dippers. Serve along with some hot hot tea!

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  1. crispy n yummy bajji.. my fav onion bajjis.. love it..

  2. Great snack for a cold evening... Good one..

  3. Perfect Snack In dis cold climate....I love it with a cup of coffee...

  4. Happy New Year!

    We made these (the konkani version) on Sunday. So, my quota for frying is over for Q1?


  5. Wish you a Happy New Year!!

    onion fritters look very delicious

  6. Hey Divya,

    Yummy onion bajji,...One of my favorite snacks...:)Will send some netries for you event...check out the event in my blog too!!:)



  7. Evergreen recipe.... quick and easy and makes tea time spicier!

  8. crunchy fritters...you are so right to klick the fritters with a cup of chai...wonderful.

  9. Tempting crispies, feel like munching some..

  10. Nice snack.perfect for this season :)

  11. Oh my my fav....crispy and crunchy..

  12. Onion fritters look vey good,sounds great for this weather..

  13. can there be any better than onion bajji on cold evenings :)

  14. We call it Ulli vada or Ulli pakoda.
    My favorite snack.

  15. Ahh onion bhajiyas! I truly love them :)

  16. I was going through all your recipes happily wanting to make them all but I got to these onion fritters and they won. I love onions and this looks super good.


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