How to make Kanda Bhajia - Crispy batter fried sliced onions - a popular snack.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Onions (प्याज़ ), Gram flour

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Kanda Bhajia Recipe Card

Kanda Bhajia

The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

For more recipes related to Kanda Bhajia checkout Kanda Poha, Kande Pohe, Crispy Onion Rings, Pyaaz Ki Kachori . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like dhokla, Cabbage Patra, Sweet Corn Crunch Cake, Bread Pudla.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Kanda Bhajia Recipe

  • Onions sliced 4 large

  • Gram flour

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Salt to taste

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Slice onions fresh to make the bhajias crisp. Add salt and then press with hand to extract excess water.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai till very hot. Add besan, red chilli powder to the onion slices and mix.

Step 3

Do not add any water. Drop lumps of onion mixture into the hot oil. If they stick together try to separate them.

Step 4

Drain when they are half done. Just before serving refry the bhajias in very hot oil.

Step 5

Drain when golden onto an absorbent paper. Serve hot.