An easy and tasty deep fried snack, made of sliced onions and gram flour batter. Serve as a starter or with tea / coffee. A super quick deep fried snack in Indian cuisine !!! No added egg, baking powder, tikka masala …
Makes: 12 onion bhajis
2 onions, finely sliced
200 ml oil (to deep fry)
For gram flour batter:
½ cup (Indian standard measuring cup of 100 ml / 4 oz) gram flour (besan / kadala maav / chone pitti)
1 teaspoon rice flour (adding rice flour will make additional crispness)
½ teaspoon red chilli powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
2 pinches hing (asafoetida – it’s good for digestion)
2 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves (optional) or a mix of mint and coriander leaves
¼ cup (3 tablespoon water / 50 ml) water
½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
In a bowl, mix all the batter ingredients together and make a batter with 1- 3 tablespoon water. First add 2 tablespoon water. Later adjust with remaining water. Batter should not be too watery. It should be medium thick. Add sliced onions and mix well. Keep aside this bhaji batter for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a frying pan / karahi. Reduce heat to medium and drop teaspoons (or use small spoon which shape like ice cream scoop to get evenly round shape ) of the bhaji batter (6 - 7 onion bhajis at a time – depending upon the size of pan) and fry till golden color on both the sides.
Drain and place on kitchen towel to absorb excess oil.
Serve hot as an evening snack with Tomato ketchup or coconut chutney or serve as a starter or as a side dish with Indian breads.