How to make Kanda Bhajiya -

These crisp fritters are prepared mainly with onion and gram flour (besan). Kanda Bhajiya is a popular street food snack in Maharashtra. There are many variations to preparing them. This is crispy, delicious Kanda Bhajiya. Learn how to make Kanda Bhajiya. Serve with garlic-groundnut chutney and hot cup of tea.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Onions (प्याज़ ), Gram flour (besan) (बेसन)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters


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Kanda Bhajiya

Kanda Bhajiya Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Kanda Bhajiya Recipe

  • Onions sliced 4-5 medium

  • Gram flour (besan) 3/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves 2 tablespoons

  • Rice flour 3 tablespoons

  • Green chillies 2-3

  • Chaat masala 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Take onions in a bowl. Add salt, mix well and set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 3

Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, carom seeds and chopped coriander and mix well.Add gram flour and rice flour, mix well.

Step 4

Drop small portions of the onion mixture in the hot oil and deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Slit green chillies and deep-fry in the same oil. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 6

Sprinkle chaat masalaon bhajiyas and mix well.

Step 7

Sprinkle salt on fried chillies.

Step 8

Serve hotbhajiyas with fried chillies.

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