Onion Bhaji

Menu Part: 
Appetizer
Cuisine Type: 
Indian
Serves: 
8 servings

Bhajji is a spicy Indian snack that is similar to potato fritters and is a popular street food in India. This version uses cumin, turmeric, cayenne and onions.

Ingredients

Vegetable oil as needed
2 onions
1 egg, beaten
11⁄2 cups chickpea or all-purpose flour
Sparkling water as needed
2 tbsp. clarified butter
1 tbsp. fresh cilantro, minced
1⁄2 tsp. ground cumin
1⁄2 tsp. ground turmeric
2 pinches cayenne
2 pinches dried oregano, crushed

Steps

1. Heat vegetable oil in fryer or wok to 350°F.

2. Cut onion in half from stem to root and slice into ¼-in. thick slices.

3. In bowl, beat egg, flour and enough sparkling water to make pancakelike batter. Whisk in butter, add remaining herbs and spices. Let rest 30 minutes.

4. Stir onions into mixture and let sit 5 minutes.

5. Placed small mounds of onion into wok or fryer. Fry on one side until crisp and brown, then turn over and fry other side. Remove bhajis and drain on rack or paper towel before serving. Serve with yogurt dip or mango chutney.

Recipe by National Onion Association

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