Indian onion bhaji

A popular Indian deep-fried treat, but without the guilt, thanks to an air fryer. Don't forget the yogurt dipping sauce!

Cook Time: 15mins

Prep:10 mins

Additional: 10 mins

Total Time: 35 mins

Course: Side Dish, Snack

Calories: 40 kcal

Serving Size: 8 servings

Cuisine: Indian


· 1 small red onion, thinly sliced

· 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced

· 1 tablespoon salt

· 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

· 1 clove garlic, minced

· 1 teaspoon coriander

· 1 teaspoon chilli powder

· 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

· ½ teaspoon cumin

· ⅔ cup chickpea flour (besan)

· 4 tablespoons water, or as needed



Mix red onion, yellow onion, salt, jalapeno, garlic, coriander, chilli powder, turmeric, and cumin in a large bowl. Stir until evenly combined. Add chickpea flour and water. Stir to incorporate into a thick batter. Add more water if necessary. Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes.

Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon 2 tablespoons of batter into the basket and flatten. Repeat as many times as your basket allows without the bhajis touching

Cook in the preheated air fryer for 6 minutes. Mist the tops of each bhaji with cooking spray. Flip and cook 6 additional minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with the remaining batter.