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Onion Rings

 Published 2007-Dec-19   Updated 2018-Feb-25

- Submitted by Dahlia

A quick deep fried snack made with rings of onion.

Recipe For Onion Rings


  • Onion - 1
  • Buttermilk - 2/3 cup
  • Oil - for frying

Dry Batter

  • All-purpose flour (Maida) - 1 cup
  • Salt - to taste
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp


  1. Peel the onion, slice into 1/4 inch thick pieces and separate into rings.
  2. Soak the rings in buttermilk for 30 minutes.
  3. Mix all the ingredients under "batter" and keep it in a plate.
  4. Heat oil in a deep pot for frying.
  5. Take few onion rings at a time from the buttermilk, coat it with the flour mixture and fry it.
  6. Drain excess oil using a paper towel.


All the ingredients under "batter" ban be combined with buttermilk and 1 egg to form a wet batter similar to wet batter. The rings can be dipped in that and fried too.

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Comments (11)

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i enjoyed with this website.
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how much water should be added to batter?
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No water is added. Since the onions are soaked, the moisture will help some of the flour to stick to it.
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i like
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i added little black pepper powder too
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Good good..
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hi Dahlia,

i made this yesterday both with egg and without egg. without egg rings were liked by the children. thanks it was a very nice snack in the evening.

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Comment by snigdaa chhabra
it was outstanding

Reply :-
Thank You.

Comment by aruna ravi
i tried it today it was crispy and very nice

Reply :-
Happy that you liked it..

Comment by raji ramakrishnan
i made it with besan. it is like the normal onion/potato bhajia we make. Your recipe i will try next saturday. will be a different kind definitely from the besan one.

Reply :-
Yes do try it. It is a very common snack in US.

Comment by ketz mai
is egg required in the batter? i am a vegetarian so pls give me an alternative.

Reply :-
There is no egg used here.

Comment by Sushma Singh
Superb... simple and may be delicious....I didnt tasted as my husband finished all...:-)

Reply :-
Thats nice. Next time be sure to treat yourself too.

Comment by Visitor on Fri 2/01/08 5:52 AM
onion rings
should the batter for onion rings be thick or thin
Reply :-
The batter here is a dry one. You just soak in buttermilk and coat it with flour before frying.

Comment by rockingappu on Fri 2/08/08 6:29 PM
wat is all purpose flour? n butter milk?

Reply :-
All purpose flour is maida and buttermilk is diluted yogurt/curd.

 Published by on and last updated on 2018-02-25.