kanda bhaji are fried onion fritters. these crisp fritters are prepared mainly with onion and gram flour (besan). kanda bhaji is a popular street food snack in maharashtra. there are many variations to preparing them. i am sharing in mumbai style stree food.
to prepare kanda bhaji, does not take much time and gets done in less than 30 minutes. bhaji is also known as pakoras in north india & bajji in south india.
most indians are fond of pakoras and hence we get to see a variety of pakoras made here. while this recipe just uses two main ingredients for the batter and salt
onion pakoda or kanda bhajiya at some places in mumbai, you also get green chillies or coriander leaves added to the onion pakoras. usually kanda bhaji has a more crisp texture as compared to other varieties of onion pakoda, as the ratio of gram flour to onions is less. kanda bhaji is also known as khekda bhaji, due to its resemblance to crabs
kanda bhaji is crisp, yet you would get a hint of soft, sweet flavor coming from the onions. this kanda bhaji recipe has no spices added, yet these fritters are flavorful. sometimes simple recipes brings out the best flavors
its raining here, so as per the demands of the family, iso i comfort myself that its okay to indulge once in a while. just club some hot masala chai along the bhajis. you could also make this snack easily while you have guests at home.
you can serve kanda bhaji with a spicy green chutney or tomato ketchup and a few fried green chilies.
if you are looking for more pakora recipes then do check vengaya bajji , moong dal pakora , aloo pakora , paneer pakora and
stuffed bread pakora recipe .
serve kanda bhajia hot with fried green chilies, mint chutney or mint coriander chutney or tomato ketchup . for the fried green chilies, slit them keeping the entire green chili intact. fry them in the same oil, till their color changes. place them on absorbent paper napkins. sprinkle a few pinches of salt on the green chilies and mix very well.