Sunday, April 3, 2016

Spicy Onion Rings ~ Day 84

Today is the last day of spring break and the kiddo was doing a project with his friend.  These crispy and crunchy onion rings were their treats for finishing the project (finally).  Initially, I was going to make a baked version but then decided to fry it since it's for the kids (they had only five each).  They thoroughly enjoyed it with hot sauce.  The spices that go into the batter are all up to your choice.  If you want to add an egg to the batter, just omit flax seed powder, and mix it with the buttermilk.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Yields: 12 to 15 rings

  • Onion - 1, large
  • Buttermilk - 3/4 cup
  • All-purpose flour - 1/2 cup
  • Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Ground black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Dried oregano - 1/2 tsp
  • Flax seed powder - 1 tbsp (to replace 1 egg)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Chat masala and kasoori methi (optional)
  • Panko bread crumbs - for coating
  • Oil - for frying

  1. Cut the onions into 1/4 inch slices.  Separate the rings carefully and set it aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine AP flour, baking powder, chili powder, black pepper, oregano, flax powder, chat masala (if using), and salt.  Coat the rings in flour and keep aside.
  3. In the same flour, add buttermilk and whisk until smooth.  If using kasoori methi, add it to the bread crumbs and set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a deep skillet.  Dip the onion rings one at a time in the batter and coat it with bread crumbs.  Slide the ring in hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides. Fry 3 or 5 rings at a time.  Drain on a paper towel.
  5. Serve hot with your choice of dip or ketchup.


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