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Vengaya bajji recipe

Vengaya bajji recipe | onion bajji recipe | onion pakora recipe
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Starters
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: bajji, street food south india, tea time snacks
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 1/3 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp ajwain seeds
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch baking soda
  • 2 large onions - sliced


  • in a large mixing bowl, add gram flour (kadalai maavu), rice flour(arisi maavu), turmeric powder, chilli powder, ajwain(carom seeds), salt and cooking/baking soda a pinch(optional). 
  • mix well and add water little at a time to make a thick batter. the batter should not be runny as well as thick . when dropped from a ladle, it should flow like a ribbon.
  • slice the onions and keep it ready. dip the onions slices and evenly coat it on both sides with batter. take it out and drop it in oil.
  • before adding it to oil, check if the oil is hot by dropping a pinch of batter into it and if it sizzles and gets brown faster, oil is hot and perfect. add the onions to the hot oil. 
  • keep turning sides until both sides are evenly brown.
  • serve hot with chai.