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Onion and chilli bhajias

Recipe from Just Cooking in association with Fresh Living


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BBC Lifestyle


Onion bhajias:

• 1½ cups (375ml) gram (chickpea) flour
• Handful fresh coriander, chopped
• 1 tsp (5ml) turmeric
• Pinch salt
• 2 large onions, sliced
• Oil, for frying
• Chaat masala, to serve

Chilli bhajias:

• 6 jalapeno chillies
• 2 discs feta cheese, crumbled
• 1 small onion, finely chopped
• Oil, for frying

Preparation method

Onion bhajias:

  1. Mix flour, chopped fresh coriander, turmeric powder and salt together.
  2. Fold onions into mixture.
  3. Add a little water, just enough to give the batter a thick, smooth consistency.
  4. Pop small spoonfuls of the onion mixture into hot oil, and deep-fry until golden.
  5. Serve piping hot with a sprinkling of chaat masala.

Chilli bhajias:

  1. Slit chillies to make pockets, taking care not to cut right through.
  2. Remove seeds.
  3. Mix feta and onion together, and stuff chillies.
  4. Prepare batter, as above.
  5. Dip into batter, and deep-fry until golden.