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Onion bhajis on a tray with a bowl of raita

Easy onion bhajis

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Makes 12

Serve your crispy onion bhajis with cooling cucumber and mint raita as a snack, or eat alongside a homemade Indian curry. You'll be surprised by how easy they are to make

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal86
fat5g
saturates1g
carbs7g
sugars2g
fibre1g
protein3g
salt0.3g
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Ingredients

For the raita

Method

  • STEP 1

    Soak the onion in cold water while you make the base mix. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl, then add the chilli powder, turmeric, chopped chilli and a good sprinkling of salt. Mix in about 100ml of cold water to make a thick batter – add a splash more if it feels too stiff.

  • STEP 2

    For the raita, peel the cucumber and grate it into a sieve set over another bowl. Mix the remaining ingredients with some seasoning and the drained cucumber – squeezing out any extra moisture with your hands – then spoon into a small serving bowl.

  • STEP 3

    Drain the onion well and mix it into the batter. Heat about 5cm of oil in a wok or deep pan. Do not fill the pan more than a third full. Add a tiny speck of batter. If it rises to the surface surrounded by bubbles and starts to brown, then the oil is hot enough for frying.

  • STEP 4

    Lower heaped tbsps of the bhaji mixture into the pan, a few at a time, and cook for a few mins, turning once, until they are evenly browned and crisp, so about 3-4 mins. Drain on kitchen paper, sprinkle with a little salt and keep warm while you cook the rest. Serve with the raita.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.71 ratings
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