These are delicious and I challenge anyone not to eat them all up in one go! I have tried a few bhaji recipes, but none hit the spot, so a few tweaks of my own and I think this is the best onion bhaji recipe on the net.
These are not like traditional bought bhaji's, they have a bit of bite and a crispy texture. They also freeze well, and are great with a squeeze of lemon on them. So easy to make too.
- 1 large onion, sliced into 1/2cm wide slices.
- 2-3 tablespoons of flour, preferably Gram flour.
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder.
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder.
- 1 teaspoon of garam masala. (homemade is best)
- 1/2 teaspoon of chilli powder.
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried coriander.
- Cooking oil for frying.
1. In a large bowl add the flour, coriander and all the spices, mix well then add salt to taste.
2. Slowly add water to the bowl and mix to a very sticky paste.
3. Add the sliced onion to the paste and mix until all the onion is covered.
4. Heat the oil until hot enough to turn a cube of bread brown, pretty quick, around 140c. A deep fat fryer is great for these.
5. Add egg size clumps of the mixture to the fat. Cook two at a time for 4-5 minutes turning occasionally, remove when crisp and golden, drain on plenty of paper towel, and serve.