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Thursday, April 30, 2015

I am a big fan of onion rings. Burger king’s onion rings. Sadly its been long long time since I had it. I often crave for it. I always wondered how they make onion rings like the one we get at Burger king. I am sure its processed lot. But I had no idea to try it out at home. Last year my friend Sangeeta sent me a youtube link for onion rings. But it had eggs. So I didn’t bother much to try it out. This year again she sent me the pictures of her onion rings she tried (with egg). I was so tempted but wanted to try it out eggless. I knew I had to substitute eggs with something. So I added baking powder and tried. Made few changes in the recipe so as to suit my taste and according to the ingredients in my pantry. And it worked! I was not that confident when I started to try this one, but it turned out perfect! Aj after coming back from school told it was too good and even after cooling down, it was decently crisp too.
While you try this recipe, I recommend yellow/ white onions for this as it has thick layers, perfect for making onion rings. Easy to separate as rings too.

Onion rings recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Continental  |  Recipe Category: Snack
Prep Time15 mins     |  Cook time: 20 mins     Serves: 4


Yellow or white onion - 2

Maida -  1/2 cup plus 2 tblsp

Baking powder – 1/2 tsp

Corn flour (corn starch) – 1/4 cup

Oregano or any dry herb – 1/2 tsp

Garlic – 1, finely chopped

Milk – 3/4 cup approx.

Fresh bread crumbs – 3/4 cup

Salt – as needed

Black pepper powder – optional to serve


  1. Slice onion into thick discs and separate the rings as shown in the picture. You can use the middle tiny rings for your regular cooking. In a mixing bowl, first take the flour. Dust all the onion rings well to coat it. This is to ensure batter sticking to the onion later when we dip it in the batter.
  2. 1-onion-rings
  3. Now add corn flour (white corn flour/starch), dried herb, garlic and baking powder to the bowl. Mix well with a whisk to ensure even mixing.
  4. 2-mix
  5. Add milk and mix well to make a batter, neither too thick nor too thin, just to give a even coating to the onion.
  6. 3-batter
  7. Dip each ring in the batter and arrange in a wire rack.
  8. 4-dip
  9. Take bread crumbs in a plate or broad bowl. Coat each dipped onion ring with the bread crumb and arrange in the wire rack or another plate.
  10. 5-coat
  11. Heat oil and put flame to medium. Fry the onion rings in medium flame until golden, turning once in between. Oil heat should be moderate, otherwise it will be darkening soon and wont be crispy. Drain in paper towel and sprinkle salt immediately over it.
  12. 6-deep-fry


    • Onion should be sliced in correct thickness. Not too thin, not too thick.
    • I used self rising flour, so adjust milk accordingly to get the right consistency.
    • Original recipe used garlic powder, I used fresh garlic, chopped.
    • Using wire rack helps the batter evenly coated in the onion. If you place in plate, then batter may be too much in the bottom.
    • Also coating all the rings at a time first in batter and later all the rings in the bread crumb will be less messy. If you dip in batter and immediately coat each ring, then your hand will get too messy, ending up wasting bread crumbs too.
    • To make fresh bread crumbs, just tear bread slices roughly and grind for 30 seconds in a mixer. 
    • Use fresh bread crumb for best result. Dry ones will not be that useful in this recipe.
    • Adding salt in the batter will make the onion rings less crispy. Also it may not keep crispy for long time.

Serve hot with  sour cream dip and tomato ketchup. Since we dont salt the batter, its better to have a dip like this.

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  1. Wow!! Looks so tempting!! U always rock!! :)

  2. Very tempting... Love the pics

  3. Love all ur recipe. Thanx a ton.

  4. Love all ur recipe. Thanx a ton.

  5. so tempting rings.. I prefer onion rings to french fries

  6. Thanks for this Delicious recipe

  7. Thanks for this Delicious recipe

  8. bayangarama yosikareenga raji.super.keep on doing

  9. Perfect rings. Super tempting!!!

  10. The presentation is superb as always....

  11. wow...tempting...
    perfect rings...will try them for sure....

  12. I Love onion Rings and was disheartened sometime to know that egg is used in batter. This is recipe made me so happy for the day. I have pinned it on my pinteres

  13. Picture perfect...super

  14. Wow...nice recipe...can we use red onions for this

    1. White onion or yellow onion is thick, so easy to make as rings. You can sure try with red onion too.

  15. Where can I send u the picture of what I made? I did not use bread crumbs. It turned out crispy and lovely to eat!

    1. Rakskitchen@gmail.com or to Facebook page

  16. U did not add maida ??

    1. In first step by flour I mean maida. Sorry if it's confusing since I have used different bowls too

  17. Hi, u mentioned u have add self raising flour.. If I use self raising flour do I need to add baking powder again?

  18. Hi, u mentioned that you used self raising flour.. If I use self raising flour do I need to add baking powder again

    1. If using self raising flour, you need not add baking powder.


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