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After too much of onion pakoras, let us take a step forward and check out onion rings. These rings are crisp and deep fried. It does not take a lot of time to prepare so you can have them in the evening. Onions already have their distinct flavous, the batter it is dipped in adds up to its unique taste. Quick and flavourful, how about giving it a try?

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes

Servings: for two people


  • 1/2 cup Maida
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk (variable)
  • 1/4 tsp cornflour
  • pinch of baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper (ground)
  • 1 onion (medium)
  • Oil for cooking


  • Peel and cut onions in round slices and separate out the rings.
  • In a mixing bowl, put maida, baking bowder, cornflour, salt and black pepper. Mix them well with a spoon.
  • Now add buttermilk in small small batches and mix well. Add buttermilk till the mixture comes in a poring consistency. (refer to the note)
  • Put a frying pan with cooking oil in a pan and let the oil heat up.
  • Now individually take the onion rings, dip in the batter 3-4 times and leave it in the oil.
  • Keep flame low or medium and fry the rings till brown.
  • Repeat the same for all the rings and take them out on a tissue paper first to drain out excess oil.
  • Your onion rings are ready to be served.

NOTE: Do not let the batter be runny or thin, onions being smooth on surface will not otherwise be properly coated with it. To make buttermilk from yougurt, take 1/3 cup yougurt and mix it in 1 cups of water.  Keep an eye on the onion rings while frying, it does not take much time to get fried. Note the amound of baking powder add, excess of baking powder or soda might use up too much of oil while frying.

When you try these onion rings, do share your experience in comment box. Also, you can post your inquires about onion rings.

Onion rings taste best with dips, do not forget to check our QUICK DIP recipe.

Happy Cooking