Kerala Ulli Bajji | Onion Pakoda

Crispy and crunchy Kerala Ulli Bajji, also termed is a popular tea time snack in Kerala Cuisine. These onion fritters commonly available in roadside shops and eateries are loved for its aromatic flavors and crispy texture. Well enjoyed with a cup of hot chai, Kerala Ulli Bajji is a culinary delight. These bajjis are real tempting and you can easily prepare these crispies at home with readily available ingredients. Onion Bajji is a much loved snack and you should have it hot and crisp. These bajjis can be served with mint chutney or ketchup. Generally you can have it as such and does not require any accompaniments. Onion Bajji is a unique and special snack with onion rings dipped in a flavorful gram flour mixture and deep fried. The result is a lip smacking snack that is soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. In Kerala, Onion Pakoda is often relished during the height of monsoon, when it is cold and raining cats and dogs. It’s a common sight to observe people gathering around thattukadas to savor these hot crispies.

Kerala Ulli Bajji is not just a snack, but a symbol of Kerala’s culinary richness too. The aroma of frying onion wafts through the air creating a inviting and warm atmosphere. The use of onions depict the agricultural richness and abundance in the region. Onion is healthy and nutritious. Packed with antioxidants, they are a good source of minerals and vitamins, Vitamin , Vitamin B6 and folate. However it is important to note that deep frying adds calories to the snack, so it’s best to enjoy in moderation. In conclusion, Onion Pakoda is a beloved snack of Kerala, renowned for its delicious taste and crispy texture. Whether prepared at home or enjoyed as a street food delight, it adds warmth and joy to your monsoon evenings. You can explore a well detailed Kerala Ulli Bajji snack recipe here that can be easily prepared at home. Enjoy the delicious snack.


Kerala Ulli Bajji | Onion Bajji

Kerala Ulli Bajji | Onion Bajji

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Chop onions (length-wise) and green chillies.
  • Make a thick batter with gram flour.
  • Mix onions and green chillies in batter along with salt.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Pour a spoon of the batter into the hot oil and fry the bajjis.
  • Drain on a paper towel.
  • :- You can substitute onion with potato or baingan slices but use chilly powder instead of green chillies.
  • Enjoy the delicious snack with hot tea.


You can visit this link Green Chilli Bajji. You can also visit this link Potato Bajji.
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Response (3)
  1. s
    soumya November 17, 2008

    Good. Adding bit asafoetida powder and curry leaves to the batter will be good

  2. t
    tina December 29, 2005

    Great recipe…. turned out amazing.Props to the website as well.Keep up the good work !!

  3. D
    Div June 18, 2009

    Is this Ulli Vada?

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