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Onion Bhaji Recipe
Onions bhajis are everyone’s favourite Indian starter. They’re quick and easy to make and really cheap as you’ll probably have the ingredients already. The best thing about these little bites (except for how tasty they are), is that they're made with fresh ingredients and you'll know there's no hidden nasties.
• 2 eggs
• 3 medium onions
• 120g/4oz plain flour
• 1tsp ground coriander
• 1tsp cumin seeds
• 3 tbsp sunflower oil
1. Beat the eggs in a bowl.
2. Roughly chop the onions and add to the egg mixture. Mix well.
3. Add in the flour, ground coriander and cumin seeds and stir well.
4. Heat the oil in a deep-sided frying pan over a medium heat. When hot add a large spoonful of the mixture and fry for 30-45 seconds, until golden-brown.
5. Turn the bhaji over and fry for a further 30 seconds, until crisp and golden-brown all over.
6. Remove and drain on kitchen paper, mopping up excess grease.
7. Repeat with the remaining bhaji mixture until used up. Serve immediately - we love them with mango chutney!
Make sure the oil is smoking hot before adding the mixture otherwise it’ll fall apart and will be greasy, not crisp.
It can be difficult to flip the bhajis in the oil, make sure you don't get too close and try using a spatula or chopsticks to avoid splashing yourself.