How to make Kanda Bhajia -

Crispy batter fried sliced onions - a popular snack.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Onions (प्याज़ ), Gram flour

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Kanda Bhajia

Kanda Bhajia Recipe Card


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. 

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.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.