Egg Onion Bhaji is a very popular Indian snack recipe which is prepared with onions, egg, gram flour and spices. The ingredients are mixed together and are deep fried to make sure that you get crispy and well cooked fritters. This simple yet delicious dish is full of flavours and can be easily prepared at home. These bhajis are great for game nights, kitty parties and monsoons.
3 large onion
3 green chilli
2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 cup mustard oil
salt as required
200 gm gram flour (besan)
2 teaspoon asafoetida
5 leaves curry leaves
2 small ginger
50 ml water
Take a chopping board and slice the onions. After the onions are sliced nicely, keep them on one side of the board. Now, chop the green chillies, ginger and curry leaves, separately. Keep them on the same chopping board. Take a bowl and beat an egg using a whisking spoon and keep it aside too.
Heat some oil in a pan over medium flame. In the meantime, make the batter for the onion bhajis. Take a medium mixing bowl and put all the chopped ingredients which was on the chopping board. Add salt, gram flour, asafoetida (hing) and red chilli powder. Mix them well with 50 ml of water. Lastly, add the sliced onions and beaten egg into the batter and mix well.
The oil in the pan is now hot and ready for deep-frying. Take a spoon or use your hands to put small portions of the batter into the oil. Fry them well for 5 minutes. Once they are fried from one side, turn them over using a spatula and fry for another 5 minutes or until they turn brown in colour. Don’t fry these bhajis for a longer time, otherwise they will start burning, which we don’t want.
Take them out and spread them on a tissue paper to soak excess oil from them. Repeat the procedure with the rest of the bhaji batter. Serve hot with ketchup or green chutney.