Indian Onion Bhaji

    35 minutes

    Bhaji are an Indian snack food quite like fritters. This recipes uses plain flour instead of the harder to find chickpea flour. Try them instead of poppadoms with your next curry.

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    Serves: 4 

    • For the batter
    • 1 teaspoon garam masala
    • 3 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
    • pinch saffron
    • 2 teaspoons tomato paste, mixed with 2 tablespoons water
    • For the onions
    • 4 medium onions, thickly sliced
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
    • vegetable oil for frying

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Fry sliced onions in olive oil over a medium heat till they become translucent, but don't brown them. Add the onion spices and stir well until they take on a uniform colour. Remove from heat.
    2. Put spiced onions in a mixing bowl. Stir in the dry batter ingredients to coat the onions. Pour the tomato paste mix into the onion mix. Stir together. It should be easy to stir but not sloppy or sticky. Add some more water, a teaspoon at a time, if too sticky.
    3. Shallow or deep fry till golden brown and crispy. Serve hot with raita or chutney for dipping.

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    Rubbish recipe. Bhajis disintegrated in the pan and turned into a greecy horrible mess. It cost me £7 for the ingredients and didnt work at all  -  26 Aug 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Altered ingredient amounts. put in fresh coriander  -  06 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    really easy to make must taste good just made a batch for tea and my hubby has eaten most of them  -  06 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)