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Onion bhajis are great year round and especially uplifting for the cold grey days which the UK has been inflicted with. This recipe combines red onions with a light spiced batter to make a scrumptious warming dish.

Onion Bhajis RecipeSpiced Red Onion Bhajis makes around 10-12

This recipe is based on one by Mary Cadogan which I have amended and added a few more spices too.

  • Thinly slice one large red onion and roughly chop a second red onion
  • In a large bowl, sift 100g of gram flour along with 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • Add the spices; two teaspoons of curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, 1 teaspoon of chilli powder, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon of table salt and 1/2 teaspoon of garam powder, pinch of ground black pepper and then stir
  • Add 100ml of very cold water and stir until everything is combined and it resembles a paste
  • Add the onions and 1 tablespoon of chopped coriander. Stir through
  • In a small frying pan add grapeseed oil (you can use vegetable oil as well) and when hot add a desert spoon of the onion mixture into the pan per bhaji
  • Cook in small batches, for one minute and then flip over for another minute. Drain on kitchen paper

Spiced Red Onion Bhajis RecipeI was lucky enough to spend the entire weekend in front of an open fire while the outside froze and snow fell. Surely spring must be around the corner?

hearth fire