Air Fryer Onion Bhaji- Onion Pakora

Air fryer Onion Bhajj

yield: 14 prep time: 15 MINUTES cook time: 15 MINUTES total time: 30 MINUTES


  • Split Channa Dal or Bengal Lentils-1 cup
  • Rice -1/2 cup
  • Or use store bought flour
  • Gram Flour- 1 cup
  • Rice Flour -1/4 cup
  • 1 large or 2 medium Onion/ chopped length wise
  • 1 medium Potato/ grated
  • Turmeric-1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin- coriander powder-1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chili powder-1/2 teaspoon
  • Fennel seeds – 1/2 teaspoon ( optional)
  • few green chili
  • Salt to taste
  • Cilantro / chopped-1/4 cup
  • Few tablespoon of Water
  • Cooking Oil Spray


  1. Peel the onion and remove the skin, then cut in half and finely slice from the top to bottom ( Length wise). Grate the potato and soak it in water ( so it doesn’t get brown)  squeeze  the water with your hands when making the batter.
  2. In a mixing bowl add all the ingredients .  I find this step is easiest if you just mix with your hands.
  3. Once you’ve got a thick batter,Wet your hands and form into  fairly loosely formed flat discs.
  4. Place the discs in the air fryer, spray with oil spray and then cook for 12 minutes at 180°C or 350°F.
  5. After 12 minutes increase the temperature to 200°C or 400°F
  6. Respray with oil and cook for a further 4 -6 minutes till your onion bhajis are golden brown in color and crispy.
  7. Serve these hot on their own or with a  avocado chutney or ketchup and enjoy

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