Kanda Bhaji

Kanda Bhaji Recipe | Crispy Onion Pakoda

What is Kanda Bhaji?

Kanda basically means onion in Marathi language and bhaji means fritters. Thereby making it very obvious that kanda bhaji are onion fritters or onion pakoda. However, In India recipes vary as you cross states and even if you do not cross them, the recipes would vary as you go from one household to another. Likewise, onion pakodas not only have a different name in Maharashtra but also have a different recipe. Kandi bhajis are crispy and spicy pakodas, these are definitely different from the regular onion pakodas I used to make.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Kanda Bhaji

Lots of onion, less of gram flour, green chilies, and red chili powder are some of the ingredients required for Kanda recipe. Simple tips and techniques are followed to make the onion pakodas crispy and to convert them into kanda bhajia.

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How to make Kanda Bhaji Recipe

1. In a mixing bowl put 2 sliced onions, salt to taste, 1 tsp red chili powder and ¼ tsp turmeric powder.

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2. Mix everything very well using your fingers.

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3. Leave it for 15 minutes.

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4. After 15 minutes add gram flour, up to ¼ cup but 1 tbsp at a time.

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5. Again get your fingers into it and mix. Simultaneously heat enough oil.

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6. Take a tsp of hot oil and add it to the batter.

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7. Add in a pinch of baking soda, I have used Eno.

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8. Wet your fingers.

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9. Take a portion of batter on your fingers.

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10. Put in hot oil.

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11. Fry on medium flame till golden brown. Take out on an absorbent paper.

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12. Bon appétit!

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 4 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 4g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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