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Onion bhajis

Great as a starter or for lunch box.

Customer Rating:
4.0 (1 votes)

Posted by: Ruth




30 - 60 mins

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You will need

For the bhajis:
1 medium onion, peeled, halved and sliced very thinly More products
225g chickpea flour More products
1 tsp baking powder More products
1 heaped tsp of ground turmeric More products
salt More products
pepper More products
1 level tsp ground cumin More products
4 tbsp chopped fresh coriander

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sparkling water to mix

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vegetable oil to cook in More products
For the sauce:
225mls natural yoghurt Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint More products
half a medium ripe mango, peeled and de-stoned OR

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half a 410g tin of sliced mangoes well drained

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  • Pre heat the oil to 175 c
  • Make the sauce:
  • Place the mango and yoghurt into a liquidiser and liquidise until smooth.
  • Spoon into a bowl and stir in the chopped mint, cover and leave to marinate for about 1 hour out of the fridge.
  • Make the bhajis:
  • Place the finely sliced onion, chickpea flour, baking powder, spices, salt and pepper and chopped coriander into a large bowl and mix well.
  • Add enough sparkling water to mix the onion mixture into a wet, soft mixture.
  • The mixture must not be runny.
  • Pull off lumps the size of a small walnut, as it's quite nice to see the onion coming out of the batter.
  • Drop no more than 4-5 lumps into the hot oil. They will colour very quickly due to the turmeric.
  • Once they have cooked for 3 minutes, flip over and cook the other side until nice and evenly browned.
  • Drain well on kitchen paper and keep warm.
  • Let the oil come back to the right temperature and repeat the process with another 5 lumps.
  • To serve place on warm plates and drizzle over a little dressing and serve with a little green salad.

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