Onion Bhaji Recipe Air Fryer

Onion bhaji is one of the most loved comfort food of all time. It is light, crisp, and clean, which means all you need is a bowl, a spoon and an Airfryer! No messy preps and no fancy ingredients.

This Indian recipe is one of the easiest Air fryer Onion Bhaji recipes you will ever make. This recipe is so so simple to prepare, that you’ll think you are cheating.

But this no-fry Healthy Onion Bhajis is surely a finger-licking side dish or starter to serve with your Indian takeaway meals. You will be surprised to know this recipe is Vegan & Gluten-free as well!

Onion Bhaji Recipe Air Fryer

Course: AppetizersCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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You love onion bhajis, then you’ll love this Airfryer recipe! It’s a quick and easy way to make onion bhajis that are crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Plus, it’s budget-friendly and can be made in just a few minutes.


  • 2 medium size red onions

  • 1 cup gram flour /chickpea flour

  • 2 Tsp rice flour

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 tsp ground coriander

  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric

  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder

  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves

  • Salt to taste


  • Cut the onions in half and then thinly slice them.
  • Mix the salt into them and set them aside in a bowl for 10 mins.
  • After 10 mins the onions will be limp and moist.
  • In the sliced onion bowl add the remaining ingredients except for the gram flour to the onions. Mix well.
  • Keep adding gram flour to this mixture with a spoon and keep mixing. Be careful not to add too much gram flour. You should easily be able to make soft balls of the onion mixture.
  • Pre-heat your air fryer to 176C / 380 F.
  • Brush the basket with oil generously.
  • Add small lumps of the onion batter into an Airfryers basket without touching each other.
  • Brush a little oil on the top. Air fry for 12- 13 minutes, rotating them at halftime.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature.

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