Spicy Beer Battered Onion Rings



Got a couple of beers at home?

In mood of something with an edge? Or simply in the mood to party? Then why don’t you start off by making your own party food to build up the mood for an amazing evening.I have here for you the perfect crunchy , crispy , light and spicy beer battered Onion Rings. I wanted to add a little bit of personal twist by making it spicy from just a few extra ingredients and surprisingly it worked! My siblings and I simply adore Onion Rings and they are always on the table the same night whenever Dad buys big sized onions from the market. They are very easy to make as well plus always help when looking for starters or appetizers during a quick party or when guests come over at home.

Serves 5

Preparation time : 10 mins

Cooking time : 20 mins

Ingredients :

  • 3 big sized red onions/white onions
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Ingredients for the batter :

  • 3 cups of white sifted all purpose flour
    Note : The measuring cups are normally tea sized ones.Medium big around 10cms in height or so.
  • 1/2 a cup of any beer of your choice preferably malted ones
  • 1 tsp of salt/pepper
  • 1/2 a tsp of dry red chilli flakes
  • pinch of cumin powder
  • pinch of cinnamon powder
  • Paprika (Optional)
  • 1/2 a cup of water




  • In a big bowl, sieve the flour thoroughly so as to obtain a very homogeneous batter.


  • Next add the beer to it.


  • Now add in all the dry ingredients mentioned above for the batter and combine properly by adding water a little at a time until you get a thick consistent batter like.


  • Cover and leave to proof for atleast 30 mins.
  • After 30 mins the batter will roughly double in size.
  • Heat a pan with vegetable oil for deep frying.
  • When the oil is medium hot, drop the onions one at a time in the batter and coat evenly before dropping in the pan.(As shown below)


  • Continuously flip them over again and again until light golden and crispy brown.(As shown below)


  • Remove and strain on paper towel and serve with ketchup or any dipping sauce of your choice really.



Nom nom nom! So light and crispy good and the crunch is of an absolute addiction.I mean I found myself grabbing one after another and again one more and one more please and omg a lot of them really. They make great toppings on homemade burgers or even on fried rice or chop suey.Also can be served as starters during birthday parties and thus no need to spend a lot of money buying party food. You can definitely make your own and such a crowd pleaser also.They will be gone in minutes and you will be the star of the night with such delicious menus.

I am sure you are a great fan of Onion Rings and probably make them always at yours.So good right? Do you make your batter with some extra ingredients or maybe in a different way.I would love to be part of your kitchen experiences really.Some I know coat them into breadcrumbs just before frying and thus an extra add on in terms of crunch. I might probably try that next time as well.Or maybe just bake them instead to break from the normal way of making them.Sounds better isn’t it?
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