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Onion bhaji rings


  • Canola oil for frying
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick rounds
  • 1/4 cup (30 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (125 grams) chickpea flour
  • 1/4 cup (60 grams) cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon (4 grams) ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon (4 grams) ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 grams) cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 grams) ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 grams) garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 grams) kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 grams) baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 grams) mustard powder
  • 3/4 cup (177 milliliters) water


  1. Heat oven to 200°F (93°C) and line a large rimmed baking sheet with a cooling rack; set aside.
  2. Heat four centimeters of oil in a large, heavy bottomed saucepan or Dutch oven to 350°F (176°C).
  3. Separate onion slices into rings.  Toss rings into a large bowl with all-purpose flour to coat.
  4. Whisk together remaining ingredients except water in a large bowl. Whisk in water until combined. Dip rings into the batter one at a time and add to oil. Fry in batches of five or six until golden brown and crispy, about three to four minutes, flipping halfway and adjusting heat up or down to maintain temperature of oil.
  5. Remove the rings to prepared pan and sprinkle with additional salt. Place in oven to keep warm and fry remaining rings.


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