Jul 252014

I have been waiting to try this recipe for a long time now, got the opportunity last weekend. There were guests at home and so I served them as starters and they loved them. I personally love onion rings, especially with burgers. But always avoid them as they are deep-fried in oil. Once I found that baked onion rings are not really bad either in taste or texture, I switched to this version.

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Serves: 2

Baking time: 20-25 mins

Preparation time: 40 mins


Onions – 3 big (cut into thick round pieces, separate the rings so that they do not stick)

Bread crumbs – 1 cup (may use powdered corn flakes, oats or chips)

Buttermilk – 1 cup

Salt – to taste

Pepper – 1/2 tsp

Red chili flakes – ½ tsp (optional)

Oil – 2 tbsp


  1. Add the salt and pepper to the buttermilk and give a good stir.
  2. Soak the onion rings in the buttermilk for about 30 minutes.
  3. Taking one at a time, coat the onion rings with the bread crumbs thoroughly. If needed dip it again in the buttermilk and coat with bread crumbs a second time. This will give a thick crispy outside.
  4. Place the onion rings on a oiled baking tray/plate covered with aluminum foil.
  5. Spray some oil over the rings as well.
  6. Bake them in an oven pre-heated at 220°C for about 10-15 minutes.
  7. Then grill them for another 5-10 minutes to make them crispy.
  8. These are best served as side with burgers.
  9. For people who do not have oven, you may deep fry the rings till they become crispy golden brown.


  1. You may add 2 tbsp of maida/all-purpose flour to the buttermilk. I skipped it since I like them either way.
  2. You may add some baking soda or baking powder to the buttermilk as well. They make the rings fluffy.
  3. Serve them hot straight out of oven. Once they cool, they do not look good.

  One Response to “Baked Onion rings”


    Wow, this looks delish!
    Here’s my go-to party recipe: http://sweetseatstreats.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/jalapeno-cheeseball/

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