Onion Bhaji
If there’s one thing you can always guarantee to be on the menu in any Indian or Pakistani restaurant in Europe, it’s onion bhajis!
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Ingredients
  • 200 g (7 oz) gram flour (besan)
  • 3 large onions, sliced
  • 2 green chillis, sliced
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp black onion seeds (kalonji)
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp asafoetida
Instructions
  1. Sift the flour into a bowl, using a spoon to help if necessary. Add in the spices and mix well.
  2. Add water a bit at a time and mix until you achieve a batter which falls sluggishly from a spoon. (You’ll need around 150 ml/4 fl oz)
  3. Mix in the onions and chillis.
  4. Make balls of the mixture just slightly larger than a golf ball.
  5. Deep fry the balls in oil at 180°C for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oil and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Press the balls into flat discs between the palms of your hands.
  7. Deep fry the bhajis for a further 2 minutes and serve.
Titli's Tips
Serve with wedges of lemon. Onion bhajis can be prepared in advance and reheated in an oven before serving. They also freeze very well.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 155 7%
Calories from Fat 45
Total Fat 5.0g 7%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 3%
Unsaturated Fat 4.2g
   
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 24.5g 8%
Dietary Fibre 1.7g 6%
Sugars 2.5g
Protein 3.2g 6%
Cholesterol 0.0mgs 0%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.