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Onion BhajiThe onion bhaji is a spicy Indian snack of which the main ingredient is fried onions. In the UK the onion bhaji has become popular to eat as a snack or as a starter in Indian restaurants. The basic recipe consists of onions being chopped and then made into a sort of batter with chickpea or gram flour, spices, and sometimes with herbs, then fried until golden. They have a mild taste and are not hot.

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This recipe is Indian and is served as a Hors d'oeuvres (although I like to eat them just as a snack.)

Ingredients for Onion Bhajis

100g / 4oz Chick-Pea Flour or Gram Flour
1/4 teasp Chilli Powder
1/2 teasp Turmeric
1/2 teasp Baking Powder
1/2 teasp Ground Cumin
1 Large Onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 Green Chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
25g / 1oz finely chopped Fresh Coriander
Cold water to mix
Vegetable oil for deep frying

How to make Onion Bhajis
  • Sift the flour, chilli, turmeric, cumin, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add the chopped coriander, onions and chillis and mix well.
  • Preheat the deep fat fryer to 180ºC / 350ºF.
  • Gradually add enough water to the flour mixture to form a thick batter mixing very well so the onions are well coated.
  • Very carefully drop spoonfuls of the mixture into the hot oil and fry until keep warm whilst you cook the remaining bhajis.
  • Drain well on kitchen paper and serve very hot.

Makes 10 - 12


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