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Onion Bhajis - a quick and easy snack

Onion Bhajis

A very quick and easy street food that I like to make when I have been out all day and want something tasty and comforting.

You will need:

2 medium onions

75 g of Gram flour (Chickpea flour) - you can use plain flour if you prefer but Gram is better.

2 eggs

1 tbsp of Suffolk Spice Company Lentil mix

A splash of sparkling water.

A deep frying pan (I use a wok)

Cooking oil – enough to shallow fry your bhajis.

It is very simple to do.

Thinly slice the onions and loosen then up in a large bowl. Sprinkle over the spices and tumble them around well.

Add the flour and mix well. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and then add to the onions. Stir around to cover all the mixture and then add a splash of sparkling water (or indeed beer if you have it) just to loosen it slightly. Mix again and the leave to rest for about 15 minutes.

Shallow fry large spoons full of this mixture in the hot oil. Try and keep the 'dollops' of mixture you put in the oil quite loose, what I mean by that is don't be tempted to try and shape them into balls as all that will happen is that you will compact the mixture and you will get a doughy centre. When you first put the mixture in the oil, leave it for 4 -5 minutes to allow the bhaji to bind before you try to gentle turn it over. Cook on both sides until golden. Remove from the hot oil and allow to drain on kitchen roll for a few minutes.

Serve with natural yogurt with a spoon of mango chutney marbled through it.


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