Spring onion bhaji with besan, side dish for roti

Besan based Maharastrian style spring onion curry 

Spring onion bhaji| spring onion zunka,recipe with step by step pictures and video, a simple yet tasty dry curry made using spring onions and gram flour as the main ingredient. When i heard this recipe from a friend, i was so curious to try it out at home. It turned out so well and no one could make out that it is spring onion. Generally i don't buy spring onion much, as for indo chinese recipes, we use only a small portion and rest of them will get wasted. This besan based Spring onion bhaji can be made using capsicum, onion too.



Spring onion bhaji
Spring onion bhaji

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 20 Minutes
  • Serves: 2-3
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category: Lunch | Dinner
  • Description: Spring onion bhaji| spring onion zunka,recipe with step by step pictures and video, a simple yet tasty dry curry made using spring onions and gram flour as the main ingredient
     Spring onion  2 bunches
     Besan | Gram flour| kadalai maavu  1/4 cup
     Red chili powder   1 tsp
     Oil   1 tblsp
     Mustard seeds  1/4 tsp
     Cumin seeds   1/4  tsp
     Garam masala 1 tsp
     Curry leaves  few
     Salt  as needed
    


              Video of how to make Spring onion bhaji

                        

Method with step by step pictures :

  • Wash and chop the spring onions very finely(both the green and white part together)
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  • In a pan add oil and throw in the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves to this.
  • When it splutters add the chopped spring onion and stir well.
  • Allow this to cook for a 2-3 minutes, till it shrinks.
  • Add the besan, redchilli powder and garam masala  at this stage and mix well.
  • Mix well and cover it and cook for 5 minutes, stir in between.
  • Don’t make it burnt, be careful. 
  • Mix well and switch off the flame.
  • You can squeeze some lemon juice, if needed.
  • Always serve this hot .

Note:
  1. You can add a dash of lemon juice towards the end if you prefer the flavour of lemon.
  2. Spring onion can be replaced with capsicum also.
  3. You can add 1/2 cup of besan too. 
  4. Capsicum takes few minutes extra to get cooked.

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39 comments:

  1. I make this with capsicums...it is simple and tasty.

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  2. sounds new dear..yummy yummy.

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  3. Looks so colourful! GOod that you cooked without changing the green...

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  4. I love any recipe with Spring onion.
    Colourful and simple side dish!

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  5. healthy n innovative dish!!surely goes well with chapathi!

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  6. Never knew we can make such a dish with spring onion, yours looks so yum!

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  7. wonderful twist with spring onions. Never thought we could make curry with this.

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  8. Curry looks fresh n green..looks tempting too

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  9. This is a Maharastrian dish and I make this often and I like the taste of it...looks yumm

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  10. I love this..I make this even with plain onions or sometimes even with spinach..
    http://www.creativesaga.com/2011/05/spinachpalak-and-chickpea-flour.html

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  11. I just love the flavor of spring onions..lovely recipe..looks yummy

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  12. I have some fresh spring onions in my pantry and am gonna try this curry.. Looks so yum...

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  13. This's a brilliant idea! I usually cook spring onions with dal and its delicious. And now I can't wait to try this new way with spring onions!

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  14. loving the pic jeyashri. surely trying this soon :)

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  15. awesome recipe...bookmarked dear

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  16. very interesting ...cant wait to try..
    Tasty Appetite

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  17. Spring onions are in sale these days... Looks like time to make use of it!

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  18. I heard abt this curry froma friend too but haven't tried it so far... looks very good.

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  19. I have a bunch of spring onion at home.. I have to try this. looks so yummy :D

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  20. This looks really tempting, very flavorful :)

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  21. This one looks really yummy with roti. We usually prepare almost with the same method without garam masala using okra. This one is also very good.

    Cheers,
    Uma
    http://umaskitchenexperiments.blogspot.com

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  22. wow!! jeyasri this is new to me and sounds yum, will ry this in this week iteslf.

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  23. wow!!this is really an interesting recipe..gonna try :)

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  24. Very inviting recipe,luks so tempting...Loved the veggie cut clicks.

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  25. Such a unique side dish. Must try.

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  26. Looks great , very neatly presented !!!

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  27. I love this Spring onion curry. I made this seeing in a magazine. YOur looks Inviting awesome clicks.,

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  28. I tried this spring onion curry yday and loved it... so fast to make - thanks!

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  29. Omg! The dish is awesome! my mom tried ua recipe today! it came out very well .. n everyone loved it :)
    Thanks! :)

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  30. haii jeyashri i tried spring onion curry came out very well &my daughters liked so much thanks..(uma,s)
    reply

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  31. thanks looks perfect with this recipe for roti

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  32. hi,
    I tried this today and the taste was gud, but once i added the besan flour all the spring onions got stick together and became like upuma. can u tell me where i might have gone wrong?

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    1. Ramya, ifyou feel the besan is sticky , just saute it first for few minutes till you get a nice aroma. then add the spring onion and saute

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  33. I will try this in our bachelor kitchen ..

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