Spiced Onion rings on Tawa Or Oven

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I have been craving onion rings and tried this variant.  These were AMAZING because they truly tasted like the real deal.

To enhance the taste, I added fresh Italian seasoning to give the rings a peppy, lively flavour and some cayenne pepper to give spicy kick. They are perfect with the dipping sauce.

Be sure to top with some fresh herbs too (If desired).

Yields: 2-3 servings
Preparation time:  10 minutes
Cooking time- 5-8 minutes/batch


Baking time-15-20 minutes


  • White onions-2 large
  • Olive oil/oil spray –for baking/cooking

For coating:

  • Plain flour-3-4tbsp
  • Corn starch-2tbsp
  • Low fat yogurt-1/2 cup (add water about ¼th-1/3rd cup as required to make a thick butter milk consistency)
  • Salt-to taste
  • Paprika/chilli powder-1/2-1tsp(as spice preferred)
  • Vinegar-1tbsp
  • Fresh/dry thyme-2tsp
  • Dry flour- for dipping


  • Wash and slice onions and cut into rings about 1/3”thick, dry each slice by blotting with paper towel.


  • Place a dry flour


  • In a shallow bowl Combine plain flour, corn starch, salt, chilli powder/paprika and add thick butter milk slowly mixing well until a dropping consistency batter is obtained.

For coating:

  • Dip the onion slices n the dry flour bowl (bowl 1)
  • And then dip the flour coated onion rings into the batter and flip to coat completely.
  • Tap gently to drip off the excess batter.

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For cooking on stove top:

  • Heat a skillet/pan on a medium low heat, drizzle some oil and place the batter dipped onion rings and make sure not to crown the pan and work in batches.

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  • Shallow fry until golden, flipping occasionally about 4-5 minutes. (make sure to cook on a medium heat as it helps even cooking)
  • Repeat with the remaining rings

For baking:

  • Pre-heat the oven at 220deg C (Fan assisted), line the baking tray with foil/baking sheet-spread some oil to grease the sheet and set aside.
  • Arrange on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes (flipping halfway) or until browned on both sides.

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  • Can retain the tomato slices without removing the pulp and follow same to make coated slices
  • Alternatively green tomatoes can be used.
  • Make sure the tomatoes are firm and slices are thick.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on July 2, 2015, in Appetizers, Indian, International, Starters and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 31 Comments.

  1. This is far more inviting than deep frying them!

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  2. The crisp on the ring is very enticing!

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  3. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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  4. They look tasty. Just realised the last half of you surname is dish – seems appropriate 🙂

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  5. Wow… It looks great!!!❤❤

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  6. Wow.. healthy enough to feel guilt free.. 🙂

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  7. Very lovely way of preparing onion rings!

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  8. Crispy and yummy onion rings Chitra ..good and easy recipe!

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  9. Good variation Chitra…liked it

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  10. vegantarian lifestyle

    this looks soo cool. Never had onions like this.
    Best wishes

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  11. Healthy crispy rings….

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  12. I have discovered onion rings 20 years ago in Ireland; at the time I was thinking:” Seriously, how do they do this?” ( and why 🙂 ) They are delicious though and your version sounds very tasty.


  13. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


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