Onion Bhaji

Onion Bhaji

Onion Bhaji

Ingredients : 

 Gram flour – 2 cups 
 Chili powder – ½ tsp 
 Ground turmeric – 1 tsp 
 Baking powder – 1 tsp 
 Asafoetida – ¼ tsp 
 Salt – to taste 
 Chopped fresh coriander – 2 cups 
 Finely sliced onions – 2 large 
 ½ tsp each of nigella, fennel, cumin and onion seeds, coarsely crushed 
 Water – to mix 
 Oil – for deep frying 

Method : 

 Using a sharp knife, slice the onions into thin rounds. Separate the slices and set them aside on a plate. 
 In a bowl mix together the flour, chili powder, ground turmeric, baking powder and asafoetida. 
 Add salt to taste. Sift the mixture into a large mixing bowl. 
 Add the coarsely crushed seeds, onion slices, green chilies and fresh coriander and toss together well. 
 Add enough cold water to make a paste, then stir in more water to make a thick batter that coats the onions and spices. 
 Heat enough oil in a pan for deep frying. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture into the hot oil and fry the bhajias until they are golden brown. 
 Leave enough space to turn the bhajias. 
 Drain well and serve hot. 

Tips & variations :- 

 This versatile batter can be used with other vegetables including okra, cauliflower and broccoli. 

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