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Onion Bhaji

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Serves 4

Better than a takeaway

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Ingredients

  • 2 large Onions
  • 3 tbsp Chickpea Flour (plain Flour will be OK)
  • 1 tsp garam masala (or to taste)
  • Pinch of Chili powder (or to taste)
  • 1 tbsp Mango Chutney (the magic ingredient)
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • For the Dip
  • 4 tbsp Plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp mint sauce straight from the jar

Method

    1. Chop onions leaving plenty of longer strands as this improves the final presentation and fry off until soft and sweet. Leave to cool a little.
    2. Mix the cooked onions with all the other ingredients except the oil to create a lovely thick paste.
    3. Drop dessertspoon fulls into a hot oiled frying pan cooking for a minute or two on each side.
    4. Can be taken straight to the table or set aside and reheated in the oven later which works very well.
    5. Serve with a yogurt and mint dip - a simple plain yogurt and mint sauce mixture.

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PGA_JPN's picture
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Worst recipe ever!! The bhajis do not stick together. Mine went in the bin. Don't waste your time with this rubbish!!

redbloke's picture

Nice recipe. Personally I don't pre-cook the onions; I just slice them quite thin. I also add half a tsp of salt, a tsp of fenugreek leaves, a tbsp of chopped fresh coriander, hand mix everything really well, no extra water needed, the salt pulls out liquid from the onions. Also, when mixed, add half a tsp of baking powder and half a tsp of citric acid (some use enos fruit salt) this will make the finished bhaji crisp and light.
The spices can be played about with to suit your palate, the options are limitless.

veebee23454's picture
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Mine didn't hold together well.

seoras's picture
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I don't know what I did wrong but these turned out to be a soggy, disgusting inedible mess.

purplebug's picture
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Everyone in my famly adore these and they're so simple and cheap to make
A-brown - if your looking for the drier ones you get from the Indian takeaway then make them as above in advance and re-heat in the oven when you want then. Personally I prefer them soft and just made!

abrown85's picture
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these tasted delicious!!! will definately make again. mine came out quite a stodgy texture though... any suggestions? not sure it it was the flour or something i did when cooking them...

twinkle33's picture
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delicious, but i added extra spices and chilli flakes for extra kick

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