Spicy Onion Bhajis

    25 minutes

    These deep fried onions are deliciously spicy. You can find chickpea flour (sometimes called besan or gram) at health food shops.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 75g chickpea flour
    • 175ml water
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 1 pinch ground turmeric
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
    • 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
    • 2 chillies, seeded and minced
    • 1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil for frying

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In a medium bowl, mix together the chickpea flour, water, salt, chilli powder, turmeric, cumin, coriander seeds, onion and minced chillies until it forms a smooth mixture with no flour lumps.
    2. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is sizzling hot, drop dough by tablespoonfuls and fry until golden brown on each side. Drain on paper towels and serve hot with chilli sauce for dipping.

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    Where I lived in England and Canada these were called Onion Bhagi's (spelling varies). This recipe was good. I'm sure there are many ways to make these and I thought I followed this as directed, but something was missing. I will keep searching for the "perfect" recipe.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Does it have to be Gram Flour or can you use any?  -  21 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Very Tasty and easy to do. Had a bit of trouble finding the right flour by the right name. Ended up with Chana Flour which is Besan which is chick pea.  -  30 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)