Onion Bhajis with Chutney Sauce

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Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these Onion Bhajis are a popular Indian snack that will tantalize your taste buds. Spiced with cumin, coriander, and turmeric, and paired with a vibrant chutney sauce, they make a delightful appetizer or snack for any occasion.

This recipe is Budget-Friendly, Vegan, Dairy-Free (optional), and Quick, with main ingredients being onions and chickpea flour.

Whether you’re hosting a gathering or looking for a flavorful snack, these Onion Bhajis with their accompanying chutney sauce are sure to be a hit.

Onion Bhajis Recipe

For the best results, make sure to fry the bhajis until they are golden brown, which brings out the flavors and gives them that irresistible crispy texture.

Bhaji Mixture

In a bowl, combine sliced onions, chopped coriander, chopped green chili, salt, ground cumin, ground coriander, ground turmeric, chickpea flour, and water.

Mix well to form a thick batter.

Bhaji Mixture
Bhaji Mixture
Bhaji Mixture

Frying

Heat oil in a pan and drop spoonfuls of the mixture. Fry until golden brown.

Chutney Sauce

For the chutney sauce, blend together coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chili, garlic, ginger, lemon juice, ground cumin, salt, and optional vegan yogurt.

Onion Bhajis with Chutney Sauce
Onion Bhajis with Chutney Sauce

Onion Bhajis with Chutney Sauce

These Onion Bhajis are the perfect snack for those who love the blend of spices and crunch. Paired with a homemade chutney sauce, it’s an experience your taste buds won’t forget.
Servings 6
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • Frying pan
  • Blender
  • Mixing spoons

Ingredients
  

  • 3-4 large onions sliced
  • 1 handful coriander chopped
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 4 tbsp water

For the Chutney Sauce:

  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1- inch piece ginger
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup vegan yogurt optional

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the Bhaji Mixture: In a bowl, combine the sliced onions, chopped coriander, chopped green chili, salt, ground cumin, ground coriander, ground turmeric, chickpea flour, and water. Mix well to form a thick batter.
  • Fry the Bhajis: Heat oil in a frying pan. Drop spoonfuls of the bhaji mixture into the hot oil and fry until they turn golden brown.
  • Make the Chutney Sauce: In a blender, combine the coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chili, garlic, ginger, lemon juice, ground cumin, salt, and optional vegan yogurt. Blend until smooth.
  • Serve: Serve the hot Onion Bhajis with the freshly made chutney sauce.

Notes

You can adjust the level of spiciness by adding more or less green chili.
If vegan yogurt is not available for the chutney, you can omit it for a more tangy sauce.
Use fresh herbs for the chutney for the best flavor.
Calories: 175kcal
Cost: $8
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chickpea Flour Snacks, Onion Bhajis Recipe, Quick and Easy Bhajis, Spicy Indian Fritters, Vegan Indian Snacks
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