Fakeaway Onion Bhajis

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Onion Bhajis

Fakeaway Onion Bhajis

In Episode 7 we talked about our love of the local takeaway but here we show you how to make the classic Onion Bhaji at home.

Better than the takeaway

It’s often hard to recreate our favourite restaurant or takeaway dishes at home because we don’t have the right ingredients or equipment. But, onion bhajis are easy to make at home. They are fresh and crisp out of the frying pan and full of flavour.

The recipe

Onion Bhajis

Fakeaway Onion Bhajis

These simple onion bhajis are even more delicious than those from your local takeaway.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 16 bhajis


  • 100 g chickpea flour also known as gram flour
  • 3 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 0.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tbsp medium curry powder
  • 1 large white onion
  • 100-150 ml beer
  • oil for frying


  • Mix together the chickpea flour and spices in a bowl.
  • Thinly slice the onions and add them to the spiced chickpea flour mix.
  • Toss the sliced onion to ensure they are well coated.
  • Slowly add the first 100ml of the beer and stir until a smooth, thick, sticky batter has formed around the onions. You may not need the extra 50ml of beer – use as required.
  • Cover the bottom of a heavy bottomed sauce pan or frying pan with 1-2cm of oil.
  • Heat the oil to roughly 165C. You can test that the oil is ready by dropping a small amount of batter into the oil – it should bubble immediately.
  • Scoop up roughly 1 heaped tbsp of the onion bhaji mix and carefully spoon into the oil. Repeat with a few more spoonfuls, being careful not to overcrowd the pan.
  • Let the first batch of bhajis cook for 4-5 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  • Carefully turn the bhajis over and cook for another 4-5 minutes until golden.
  • Remove the bhajis from the oil once cooked and drain on kitchen paper.
  • Repeat the process until you’ve used all of the mix.
  • Serve while still hot.
Keyword chickpea flour, coriander, cumin, curry powder, onion, salt
Onion Bhajis

About the author

This recipe was created by Emma.

Emma is a vegan food blogger who has been sharing her recipes with the world for the last 10 years.

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