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kanda bhaji

kanda bhaji, pyaj ke pakode or kanda bajji

yummy indian kitchen
A simple deep fried snack using shredded onions and besan batter mixed together.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Indian Snacks
Cuisine Andhra/South Indian, Hyderabadi/North Indian, Indian
Servings 3
Calories 1321 kcal


  • 4 medium size onions, peeled and finely shredded
  • salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds or jeera
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves
  • a pinch of baking soda
  • 10 tablespoon besan/chick pea flour (or approx... 2 small size cups)
  • 3 cups oil for deep frying


  • Firstly, take onions, peel then and slice them vertically to get long shredded onions or use a tool to shred the onions.
  • Take a mixing bowl, add the shredded onions, press them well as the onions separate well and release water too.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, cumin seeds, curry leaves, coriander leaves, baking soda.
  • Mix them well.
  • Add the besan or the chick pea flour little by little and mix them well without adding water.
  • The onion releases water which is sufficient enough to make the batter.
  • The besan should not be added more and just added enough to give a thick consistency to the batter.
  • If the batter is too dry to mix, just sprinkle few water drops and not more to mix the batter.
  • Heat oil for deep frying.
  • Take small portions of the mixed batter in fingers and drop them in oil.
  • Deep fry them on low to medium flame.
  • Fry them on all sides until all sides are fried well by flipping them on either sides.
  • Take them out and place them on a tissue paper to remove the excess oil from the bhajiyas.
  • Fry them in batches if the batter is more.
  • Serve hot with tea.
  • Check out the recipe video procedure too.


  • Since these are onion bhajiya, this batter need not require lots of besan to mix and is just required enough to bind the batter or the onions well with the besan.
  • Do not deep fry on high flame as the pakodas turn black from outside and do not fry well from inside.


Nutrition Facts
kanda bhaji, pyaj ke pakode or kanda bajji
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1321 Calories from Fat 1341
% Daily Value*
Fat 149g229%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Sodium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.