Spiced Fried Onion Rings

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a snack
    • Difficulty


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By Christine McFadden

Published 2008

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These are extremely addictive – thickly sliced red and white onions dipped in a tongue-tingling peppery batter and fried until golden and crisp.


  • cumin seeds 2 tsp
  • black peppercorns 1 tsp
  • white peppercorns


Grind the cumin, peppercorns and sea salt together using a mortar and pestle, until you have a coarse powder.

Pour the water into a shallow dish. Gradually add the flour, shaking it through a sieve and beating with a fork. Stir in the ground spices and salt mixture.

Separate the onion slices into rings. Spread them out on a tray and lightly dust with flour, shaking off any exces