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Kanda Bhaji/Khekda Bhaji Recipe
About Kanda Bhaji/Khekda Bhaji Recipe

Kanda bhaji also known as Khekda bhaji is a type of fritter made from sliced onions seasoned with spices, besan flour and deep fried in oil. It is extremely tasty, crispy and crunchy! It is a popular appetizer all over India. Every mumbaite is familiar to this favorite roadside snack.
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Kanda bhaji needs no occasion.. Lunch, midday snacks, dinner, weddings, or rainy days. Nothing beats kanda bhaji with hot tea. It is fondly called as Khekda bhaji because it forms the shape of Khekda (crab) and is as crunchy as fried crabs when deep fried in oil. Kanda Bhaji is also eaten as a side dish with Sheera. Sweet sheera and spicy khekda bhaji compliments each other well.
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There’s a historic fort in Maharashtra, Pune City called Sinhagad fort. It is a major tourist attraction and is famous mostly for the Khekda bhaji served there.
Kanda Bhaji/Khekda Bhaji Recipe

Ingredients IMG_1317

2 big onions, thinly sliced

1 cup besan

½ cup rice flour

4-5 green chillies chopped

½ cup coriander leaves chopped

1 tsp carom seeds

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp red chilli powder

a pinch of eating soda

salt as per taste

Oil to fry

Mix all ingredients in a bowl except oil.
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Add little water and merge everything with hands. You can add a tsp of hot oil in the batter to make it more crunchy.
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Heat oil in pan.
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Take a spoonful of kanda bhaji batter and pour it in medium hot oil. Don’t over heat the oil as it can burn the bhaji and keep it uncooked.
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Let it fry for 2 minutes. Don’t stir frequently.
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Turn to other side.
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Remove it once it is golden brown in colour.
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Serve it hot with chutneyof your choice.
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  1. 31 mos, 3 wks ago

    Thank you loadzzzzzz Anita… :) :)

  2. 31 mos, 3 wks ago

    Best tea time snacker…

  3. 31 mos, 3 wks ago

    Thanks Sangeetha!

  4. 31 mos, 3 wks ago

    Anytime Snigdha:)

  5. 31 mos, 3 wks ago

    My first time to see food like this. looks crispy and yummy.

  6. 31 mos, 3 wks ago

    Very comforting on a rainy day – nice recipe and great step wise


  7. 31 mos, 3 wks ago

    I am so glad Ric..thanks:)

  8. 31 mos, 3 wks ago

    Thanks Sowmya

  9. 31 mos, 3 wks ago

    one of my favorite pakoras. yours is looking like the ones they serve in the snack or mithai shops in mumbai. the recipe is exactly the way i make, except for adding rice flour and coriander leaves.

  10. 31 mos, 3 wks ago

    Hi Dassana
    Rice flour can make them more crispy and i am a big fan of coriander leaves so i always end up adding them in my maximum recipes:)

  11. cravecookclick
    31 mos, 3 wks ago

    First post of the new website:)

  12. 31 mos, 1 wk ago

    mmmm yummmm. Hi I am ur most recent follower. Sherin

  13. cravecookclick
    31 mos, 1 wk ago

    Thanks Sherin:)

  14. 31 mos ago

    Best snack on a rainy day!

  15. 31 mos ago

    Hi Anita, thanks a ton for stopping by and for the lovely thought….I love to munch on onion pakodas or ulli vada as it known in Kerala…though while making these I do not add coriander leaves and add curry leaves instead…will try making them with coriander leaves next time. I had a wonderful time on your space….great photography…..keep visiting.

  16. cravecookclick
    31 mos ago

    Hi Nisa,

    I am Maharashtrian but a big fan of South Indian Food and Non Veg. I just loved your recipes. I am going to be your regular visitor..Keep Posting:)

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