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 .

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

  2. sounds new dear..yummy yummy.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

  10. I love this..I make this even with plain onions or sometimes even with spinach..

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

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

  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!

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

  15. awesome recipe...bookmarked dear

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

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

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

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

  20. This looks really tempting, very flavorful :)

  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.


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

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

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

  25. Such a unique side dish. Must try.

  26. Looks great , very neatly presented !!!

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

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

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

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

  31. thanks looks perfect with this recipe for roti

  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?

    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

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