Onion and Potato fritters

Posted: February 25, 2011 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food, Snack, Street Food
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Every mumbaikers knows how unique, delicious and satisfying street foods are in mumbai. You can find stalls at every street corners, beaches and railways stations. And no matter what time you visit you will surely going to get hot food year around. I have never thought I will be missing these street food so much until I moved out of the city after marriage. And then I started craving each one of them. There’s something special about them that you cannot get at home. Ofcourse the one at home are healthy for you but co’mon they cannot beat the divinely tasty and unhygienic indulgence…:) correct?

Enough said let me come back to the point. So, today I am  going to share the recipes for kanda bhaji and batata bhaji which you will often get at Vada Pav stalls.  Kanda bhaji is onion fritters and batta bhaji is potato fritters.

Onion and Potato fritters

Onion and Potato fritters


For Kanda bhaji:

  • 1 large purple onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup besan/Chickpea flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep-frying


  • Mix the sliced onions with pinch of salt and keep it aside. It will leave some moisture.
  • Add besan followed by turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt to the onions. Mix well, and add some water to make batter. Batter should be thick and should coat every slice of onions.
  • Heat oil for deep frying.
  • Once the oil is heated, drop few fritters and fry them until they are golden brown and crispy. Do it in batches, do not over crowd the pan.
  • Drain on paper towel and serve hot.

For Batata/Potato Bhaji:

  • 1 Large Idaho potato, thinly sliced, unpeeled
  • 1 cup besan
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • pinch of baking soda
  • salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Mix besan with rest of the ingredients except oil. The batter should be thick such that it coats the slices of potato.
  • Heat oil for deep-frying. Once the oil is heated enough, take a slice of potato, dip in batter and carefully drop in hot oil, one at a time. Do not over crowd the pan or else you will end up with soggy, not crispy fritters.
  • Fry the potato fritters on both the sides until golden brown and crispy.
  • Drain on paper towel and serve hot with ketchup.
Onion fritters

Onion fritters

  1. roopa says:

    Hi Suman, you had me with those yummy fritters…..mmmm wish i had some besan handy , have to do the indian store shopping soon…for now just oggling at these pics you have put up 😦 …..Thank you for visiting at commenting at my blog 🙂

  2. Harika says:

    Fritters look amazing and crispy lovely.

  3. Tes says:

    You are right! Street food are sooo good 🙂
    Your fritters looks so yummy… I wanna munch on some of that now 🙂

  4. Joanne says:

    I’m always so jealous when I read about Indian street foods because they all sound so good! These fritters are no exception. Delicious.

  5. Choclette says:

    I love fritters and I love street food. Probably just as well for me that there isn’t much street food around where I live 😉

  6. rebecca says:

    delicious love bhaji

  7. Nandini says:

    Very scrumptious and appetizing fritters. So tempting.

  8. Priya says:

    Irresistible crispy beauties..

  9. Mary says:

    These look so tasty. I love fritters and these sound especially delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  10. Vimitha says:

    These fritters are my all time favie and they are a perfect snack

  11. Namitha says:

    My favs too…could have it any time 🙂

  12. Very crispy and tempting snack! Love your photos too…

  13. aipi says:

    I can eat this for lunch, breakfast, dinner n anytime in between..lol..am drooling all over it!

    US Masala

  14. Swathi says:

    Onion and potato fritters looks delicious, love this crispies for tea.

  15. sushma says:

    wow looks crispy and yumm!

  16. Deepa says:

    Fritters look so crispy and delicious. Excellent!

    Hamaree Rasoi

  17. kshipra says:

    Fritters look yummy. They are making me hungry. Pass me some!

  18. Radhika Subramanian says:

    first time to ur blog and fritters are so yummy. Glad to follow you.

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