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Alfred Prasad's Onion Bhaji

Alfred Prasad's Onion Bhaji

Brought to you by: Great British Chefs
    4 serving

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Serves: 4

These flavourful fritters make a wonderful starter or can also be popped in a picnic hamper to be enjoyed cold.
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  • 2 red onions, finely sliced
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped and, if preferred, de-seeded
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 8g root ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 curry leaves
  • 6 tbsp gram flour
  • 3 tbsp rice flour
  • ¼ bunch coriander, chopped
  • ¼ tsp fennel seeds
  • 500ml vegetable oil, for frying


Step 1

In a saucepan, simmer the vegetable oil while you mix together the ingredients for the onion bhajis

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, mix together the sliced onions, green chilli, garlic, ginger, curry leaves and melted butter. Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, gram flour, rice flour, chopped coriander, fennel seeds and salt to taste. Sprinkle with water and mix well so it is thick enough to hold its shape

Step 3

Check the temperature of the oil by dropping in a tsp of the mixture - it should sizzle and float, turn up the heat if it doesn't

Step 4

With moistened hands, drop tbsp-sized portions of the mixture into the hot oil, about 5 at a time. Stir gently and fry until golden brown on both sides and cooked through

Step 5

Repeat the process in small batches until all the mixture is used. Drain the fried onion bhajis on kitchen towel. Serve immediately or allow to cool to room temperature if you prefer

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