A bhaji is a spicy hot snack or entree dish similar to a fritter. It is a popular snack food in India, it and Pakistan and can be found for sale in street-side stalls. Outside Southern and Western India, such preparations are often known as pakora. Onion bhajis are often eaten as a starter before the main course, along with poppadoms and other Indian snacks. They may be eaten with a side of salad and slice of lemon, or with mango chutney, and are made to a mild taste.