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 is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

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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