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Piyaji : Onion Fritters : Enjoy the hot onion fritters with herbs


Piyaji : Onion Fritters : Enjoy the hot onion fritters with herbs

Piyaji : Onion Fritters : Enjoy the hot onion fritters with herbs this monsoon

I was little bit confused whether to make piyaji (onion fritters) or beguni ( brinjal fritters)for this rainy weather . At last made the piyaji (onion fritters): the most favorite snack of west Bengal during this monsoon.

Piyaji mainly a deep fried snack but here I prefer to shallow fry the fritters . One of the best fritters I personally like is Piyaji as this can be made within 10 minutes and goes well with the evening tea as snack or with dal rice as a side dish .

• Onion – 1 large (chopped)
• Coriander leaves – 1 cup (chopped)
• Besan or Gram flour – 1 cup
• Rice flour – 1/2 cup
• ¼ tsp chili powder
• Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
• Salt to taste
• Oil for shallow frying


• Take all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well
• Now add very little water at a time. Make a thick mixture and keep aside for 5 minutes.
• Now heat oil in a deep wok and add the mixture by one tablespoon into the wok and deep fry till golden brown.
• Take out the “Piyaji” and place on a paper towel.

Serves: 5

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per Serving
Calories 188.4
Total Fat 2.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 127.4 mg
Potassium 195.8 mg
Total Carbohydrate 25.0 g
Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
Sugars 0.2 g
Protein 4.0 g
Vitamin A 4.1 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 6.5 %
Vitamin C 30.6 %


Author: roytanusree

Hi , My name is Tanusree Roy. I am an expert in Health and Nutrition niche . I have extensive experience in diet plan, nutrition advisory roles in various USA based nutrition and recipe based projects as a co-founder of Ennovation Consulting. I always enjoy cooking .I am the mother of two kids ,so my main concern is kids.

4 thoughts on “Piyaji : Onion Fritters : Enjoy the hot onion fritters with herbs

  1. I always wonder why rice flour is added. Do you know what benefit it has? I often make these with just gram flour.

  2. Hi Aneela, after a long time you are here, how are you, Dear ? I just add the rice flour to make it crunchy ,not for any benefits… 🙂

  3. Onion fritters looks yum yum….

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