Vegan Onion Bhajis


Hands down, these are the best onion bhajis i have eaten in a long time & on a plus side they were so easy and quick to make. I found a recipe a while ago but have mixed it up to make it a bit simpler for my lazy self!

Serve with fresh lemons squeezed on top and ahhhhhhh you’re sorted


makes 6 decent sized bhajis


  • 2 large onions or 4 smaller onions thinly sliced
  • 100 grams of gram (chickpea) flour
  • 1/2 a green chili finely diced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • approx 5-10 tablespoons water
  • coconut oil to fry them in


  1. Bang all the flour, baking powder, spices, salt and lemon juice into a bowl and mix together. image-1-10
  2. Add the water a table spoon at a time and should resemble this lovely bowl of sloppyness pictured below aka a thick batter.

    I am the messiest mixer everrrrr……or maybe i should purchase a mixing bowl hmmmm
  3. Add the onion slices and stir to coat them. lets be honest by stir i mean get your hands right in there, as you will 100% snap your spoon haha image-1-12.jpg
  4. Shape the bhajis with yout hands into balls/patties. my mixture made six bhajis
  5. Next heat a pan that is deep enough to hold oil that will be about a few centimetres deep – this was approx 4 tablespoons – alot of coconut oil and my jar is looking all sad and empty now but totally worth it. Heat until melted and hot!image-1-14
  6. Put the bhajis in the oil one by one and fry each side until golden, mine took about a minute on each side then i flipped them a couple more times for good measure. obvs this depends on the size of your bhajis but im sure you can work out when theyre ready based on colour 🙂 GOLDEEEEEENNNN BROWWWWWN . ok got it
  7. Serve these bad boy bhajis up and squeeze lemon alllll over them and if youre feeling cheeky, sprinkle chopped fresh coriander over them too (tesco had sold out so mine had to be naked tonight), you wont regret it !

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