Onion Bhajis for Breakfast (V)

Onion Bhajis for Breakfast (V)

Okay, I admit, this might not be the healthiest thing out there for breakfast. But if it is the weekend I strongly believe you can eat whatever you want for breakfast. Besides onions are loaded with healthy stuff and you can add whatever sides you like. I found a recipe online and amended it to match what was in the cupboards.


For me and my boyfriend (this could easily serve 3-4 normal people) I used:

  • 2 quite big yellow onions
  • 3 tablespoons flour (any flour will do; buckwheat, rice, wheat..)
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander (if you think coriander tastes like soap substitute it with parsley or just skip it)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika (I had a super spicy kind so I used a bit less)
  • Salt and pepper after taste
  • water
  • oil for frying

Bonus: If you like cumin, add it. I however don’t.

Slice the onions thinly (circles or half circles; your choice). In a bowl mix the flour and spices and add water a tablespoon at a time until it becomes a paste (think yoghurt). The amount of water will vary between different flours. Mix the onions in the batter and make sure all the onion pieces gets all gooey.

I hate deep frying. It’s dangerous and I don’t trust myself enough to do that on a gas stove so I compromise. I fill the bottom of a frying pan up with a few millimeters with oil and heat it up. To test if it is hot enough you can drop a small onion piece in and see if it starts bubble and make noises. Take a spoon of onions and put in pan and let it fry golden before you turn them over. If the pan gets dry, ad more oil. When they are all done and nice let them rest for a while on paper towel to lose the excessive oil.


Tips for serving: Avocado, lightly fried pack choi (as pictured), eggs in any variety, salad…

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