A bowl full of crunchy, crispy onion bhajiya, tangy mint chutney, a cup full of piping hot tea on the side, raindrops touching your face, and soft music playing in the background – this is the pathway to reach food nirvana! No worries, our onion bhajiya recipe will take you there. 

Onion Bhajiya Recipe
Onion Bhajiya

A nummy-yummy recipe that is delicately light, crunchy, and crispy with a hint of spiciness and sweetness in each bite – you will love this onion bhajiya recipe.

Also known as onion pakora, this super delicious tea-time snack is made using your everyday ingredients like gram flour, spices, herbs, and loads of onions. 

What is Onion Bhajiya? 

Bhajiya or pakoda is a deep-fried snack from the Indian subcontinent. Firstly, the main ingredients i.e. onions, spices, and herbs, are mixed.

Then, besan (gram flour) and rice flour are sprinkled and combined well. Now, the water will be added little by little. This will give kanda bhaji its famous crispy and crunchy texture.

These onion bhajiya are eaten throughout the year, but during the rainy season, this recipe becomes a favorite of every Indian household. Here, we are sharing the easiest and quickest onion bhajiya recipe. 

So, let’s see how you can make these delicious pakoras at home.  

Quick Stats 

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Cooking time: 15 minutes 

Servings: 2 serves 


  • Four onions, finely sliced
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped 
  • A handful of coriander leaves 
  • 1/2 tsp dhania/coriander powder 
  • 1/2 tsp lal mirch/red chili powder 
  • 1/4 tsp haldi/turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp jeera/cumin powder 
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala 
  • 1/4 cup rice flour 
  • 1 cup besan/gram flour
  • 1/4 cup water 
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ajwain/ caraway seeds 
  • Oil for frying

For Serving

  • Green chutney

Method to Prepare 

  • Firstly, take a bowl.
    • Then, add chopped onions, chili, and coriander leaves.
    • Sprinkle dhaniya powder, lal mirch powder, haldi, jeera powder, and chaat masala.
    • Then, add rice flour and besan to the bowl.
    • Add lightly crushed ajwain and salt as per your taste.
  • Gradually, add water little by little.
    • Mix until combined.
  • Heat oil in a deep skillet.
    • Once the oil is hot, drop the onion paste.
    • Fry the bhajiya until crispy and golden.
  • Serve warm, and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

  • Although you can enjoy them anytime, they’ll taste amazing when enjoyed for dinner during monsoon season. 
  • Serve these bhajiya with a hot cup of tea along with Methi Gota and satisfy your hunger pangs. 

These bhajiya can be served as an appetizer at kitty parties and get-togethers. Crispy, scrummy, and easy-to-make – try this onion bhajiya recipe and enjoy a flavor-infusing delicacy.