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Onion Bhajis.

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NotDoingTheHousework Thu 21-Aug-08 15:15:22

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dal21 Thu 21-Aug-08 15:31:14

One of the best and most user friendly indian recipe books is by vicki bhogal and called cooking by mummyji.

I am indian myself and have tested some of her recipes and they are lovely

Hope you can now find her recipes online...

Mercy Thu 21-Aug-08 15:43:47

I've got a recipe but have no idea if they are like Indian restaurant ones.

I'll post it in a mo.

sjmilly Thu 21-Aug-08 16:08:25

Easy recipe: Chop onions into small bits. Put self-raising flour, turmeric and whatever herb you want into bowl (original recipe suggested sage and chillis), add water slowly, stirring until you get gloopy batter. Stir onions into gloop. Drop tablespoons of gloopy onion into deep fryer (or chip pan equivalent). Fry til crispy.

Also works well with mushrooms!

Mercy Thu 21-Aug-08 16:33:13

3oz gram flour (aka besan or chickpea flour)
fresh ginger (about the size of a 5p)
1 clove of garlic
½ tsp garam masala
1 green chilli
2 largish onions cut into rings
Some water
Vegetable oil

Liquidise or fnely chop the ginger, garlic and chilli. Sieve the gram flour, add the garam masala and enough wter to make a thickish, smooth batter. Add the onion rings and mix so they are covered with the batter.

Heat the oil and cook a few rings at a time.

The 'secret' ingredient is the gram flour imo.

Jahan Thu 21-Aug-08 16:41:15

Here's the one I do for kids;
chop up a potato and an onion.
Add a bit of salt, cumin, garam masala and fresh coriander if you have it.
add some gram flour and a bit of water

drop spoonful of mixture into a deep fat fryer. Add some chillis to the last batch if you want some hot ones.

I have also made them with grated carrots and chopped spinach. Really tasty.

Mercy Thu 21-Aug-08 16:56:14

Jahan, I really like potato, spinach and chilli pakoras.

Think I'll try the carrot ones, thank for that suggestion.

I'm hungry now.

NotDoingTheHousework Thu 21-Aug-08 18:32:34

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