Gluten and Dairy Free Baked Onion Bhajis

serves / makes 8 Bhajis
30 prep time
30 mins cooking time


A little taste of India, these onion bhajis are baked in the oven so you don’t have the hassle of trying to fry them. A lot of Indian cooking is naturally gluten free as gram flour is frequently used.


Spice Mix for the Onions:

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Bhaji Mix:

  • 5 onions, thinly sliced
  • 5 tablespoons gram flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander leaf
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 4 tablespoon water


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 200 oC
  2. Fry the onions in a little olive oil for a couple of minutes
  3. Add in the spice mix and cook for a further minute
  4. Remove the onions from the heat
  5. In a large bowl, combine the gram flour, salt, cumin and coriander
  6. Mix in the onions and tomato puree
  7. Add in the water and stir well
  8. Place 2 tablespoons of mix onto the baking parchment
  9. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes

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