Video:Onion Bhajiswith Natasha Levitan
Onion bhajis are a delicious and spicy pakora, usually eaten with raita or a chutney. See how to make onion bhajis at home.See Transcript
Transcript:Onion BhajisHi, my name is Natasha Levitan for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make onion bhajis.
Onion Bhaji IngredientsFor this recipe, you will need:
- 3/4 cup garbanzo bean flour
- 1tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tsp fennel
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 2 green chilies
- 2 large onions
- 1 cup of fresh coriander
- 1/2 cup of warm water
Chop the VegetablesWe're going to start off by seeding the green chilies. Cut the chili vertically. You need to remove the white pulp and the seeds. If the middle is tough, you can remove it with your hands then run the spoon down the middle to pick up stray seeds. Chop the chili finely. With a tip of the knife remove the seeds. Cut off the top of the chili and chop the green part very finely with a knife. Chop the ends of the onion and discard the skin. Cut it into round slices.
Prepare the Bhaji BatterIn a medium bowl with chickpea flour add powdered spices: baking soda, turmeric and chili flakes. Mix them together then add your seed spices, chopped cilantro and onion slices. Mix them together so the onion breaks apart and the flour coats the onions. Then add oil and water and mix until you get a thin batter.
Fry the Onion BhajisTurn the heat on medium and heat about an inch of frying oil in a deep pan. Take a tablespoon of flour onion mixture and drop it into hot oil. Wait until it brown on one side then flip it over until onion bhajis turn golden brown. Lift them out of the pan with a slotted spoon into a plate lined with a paper town to absorb the excess oil.
Serve the onion bhajis with cucumber raita or a chutney.
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