An ever popular snack or addition for an Indian food feast, we thought we’d bring you a simple recipe for a classic Onion Bhaji dish. This recipe can be made quickly and easily and is enough for two people. Whether it’s a topping, a starter, a side dish or snack we’re sure you’ll love this recipe. Try it and tell us what you think of it.
1 Medium Onion, halved and sliced lengthways
100g Gram Flour
2 tsp chilli powder (1 tsp for milder taste)
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Ground Cumin
1 tsp Ground Turmeric
Pinch of Salt to taste
Water about 150ml
Vegetable Oil for deep-frying
(tsp = tea spoon)
- Mix the flour, spices and salt in a bowl. Gradually mix in enough water to make quite a thick, sticky batter. Add the sliced onions and mix well.
- Heat oil to 180°C. To check if the oil is hot enough, drop in a splash of batter. It should start sizzling immediately, but not violently.
- Form the batter into 6 balls. Deep fry for 2 minutes, turning halfway through. Drain on kitchen roll and serve.
- For a healthier option the bhajis can be put into an oven and baked. Bake at 180° C, gas mark 4, for 10 mins, brush over a little oil onto the onion bhajis, and return to the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown
Serve with salad and mint-coriander, chutney or minty yoghurt dip.
Where To Buy Ingredients for you Onion Bhaji recipe
Most of the ingredients for your Onion Bhaji recipe can be bought at one of our Masala Bazaar stores, or wholesale from Eurofoods. Click on the appropriate links in the recipe to find out more about the products used.
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