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Spring onion bhaji with besan, side dish for roti

by Jeyashri suresh
Spring onion bhaji with besan

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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srividhya Ravikumar July 15, 2011 - 2:16 am

very new recipe looks great..

Shobha July 15, 2011 - 2:27 am

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

Kalpana Sareesh July 15, 2011 - 2:28 am

good twist curry..

Tina July 15, 2011 - 2:38 am

sounds new dear..yummy yummy.

Torviewtoronto July 15, 2011 - 2:39 am

looks wonderful delicious

RAKS KITCHEN July 15, 2011 - 2:46 am

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

SravsCulinaryConcepts July 15, 2011 - 2:51 am

Nice and wonderful curry !!

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Mahi July 15, 2011 - 4:22 am

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

Rekha shoban July 15, 2011 - 4:23 am

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

Treat and Trick July 15, 2011 - 4:41 am

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


Shanthi July 15, 2011 - 5:06 am

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

Sharmilee! :) July 15, 2011 - 5:30 am

Curry looks fresh n green..looks tempting too

Prathibha July 15, 2011 - 5:37 am

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

sowmya's creative saga July 15, 2011 - 9:08 am

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

Padhu July 15, 2011 - 9:13 am

Delicious curry!

Ramya July 15, 2011 - 9:32 am

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

Vimitha Anand July 15, 2011 - 12:02 pm

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

Plateful July 15, 2011 - 12:17 pm

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!

Nags July 15, 2011 - 12:48 pm

loving the pic jeyashri. surely trying this soon 🙂

ANU July 15, 2011 - 2:03 pm

awesome recipe…bookmarked dear

Jay July 15, 2011 - 2:08 pm

very interesting …cant wait to try..
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Krithi's Kitchen July 15, 2011 - 2:44 pm

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

Laavanya July 15, 2011 - 4:08 pm

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

Gopika Ram July 15, 2011 - 6:08 pm

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

divya July 15, 2011 - 8:55 pm

This looks really tempting, very flavorful 🙂

Uma July 17, 2011 - 3:58 am

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.


vidhas July 17, 2011 - 12:44 pm

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

SpicyTasty July 17, 2011 - 7:15 pm

wow!!this is really an interesting recipe..gonna try 🙂

Premalatha Aravindhan July 19, 2011 - 1:13 pm

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

Sanctified Spaces July 20, 2011 - 7:35 am

Such a unique side dish. Must try.

Smitha July 20, 2011 - 3:46 pm

Looks great , very neatly presented !!!

vidhas February 8, 2012 - 1:30 pm

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

Laavanya May 18, 2012 - 8:20 pm

I tried this spring onion curry yday and loved it… so fast to make – thanks!

Meow Babelicious August 1, 2013 - 4:37 am

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

SsS August 13, 2013 - 6:30 am

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

Doris Joan February 4, 2014 - 5:56 am

thanks looks perfect with this recipe for roti

Ramya March 5, 2014 - 6:12 am

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?

jeyashri suresh March 5, 2014 - 10:55 am

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

Gandhi S.A. May 2, 2016 - 3:40 pm

I will try this in our bachelor kitchen ..

Pm January 16, 2020 - 6:07 am

If the measure was in a cup or weight It would be easier.

Jeyashri Suresh January 19, 2020 - 6:42 pm

Yes i agree, only the spring onion is not given in cup measurement. i will update when i make it next time.


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