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.
recipe for onion bhaji is one of the recipes we have been
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recipe is Indian and is served as a Hors d'oeuvres (although
I like to eat them just as a snack.)
100g / 4oz
Chick-Pea Flour or Gram Flour
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
Cold water to mix
Vegetable oil for deep
the flour, chilli, turmeric, cumin, baking powder and salt
into a large mixing bowl. Add the chopped coriander, onions
and chillis and mix well.
the deep fat fryer to 180ºC / 350ºF.
add enough water to the flour mixture to form a thick batter
mixing very well so the onions are well coated.
carefully drop spoonfuls of the mixture into the hot oil
and fry until keep warm whilst you cook the remaining bhajis.
well on kitchen paper and serve very hot.
10 - 12
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