Sunday 20 May 2012

Authentic Onion Bhai *simples*

I'll fess up, Chris is actually the expert at these, but I have made them once.   Either way they are very impressive at a dinner party.   We offered to do them at @mediocre_mum dinner party recently and the pictures are from there - give it a go they're fab :)                                               Serves 6 as a starter
150ml Greek Style Yoghurt
75g Gram Flour or Plain
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp ground cumin
pinch salt
1-2 red or green chllies sliced
1 large onion sliced
30g coriander, leaves only, chopped (remember you can freeze coriander)
1 lime, juice only, I cheat with lime juice
3/4 tsp ground turmeric
1 ltr sunflower oil

In a large mixing bowl stir together the yoghurt, flour, garam masala, cumin and salt.  Add 3 tbs of water and stir until smooth.  Set aside to rest for 15 minutes.
Then - stir in the chillies, onion, coriander, lime juice and ground turmeric.  Set aside for a further 15 minutes.
You can just pick up a dollop direct from the mixture to fry,  but we like to portion out, working on 2 medium sized bhajis per person.
Heat the oil in a heavy based pan or deep-fat fryer, until a piece of bread sizzles and turns golden brown when dropped in.    Then, using a dessert spoon, lower dollops of the bhaji batter into the hot oil, in batches of 3/4.   Fry for 3 to 4 minutes each side, or until crisp and golden on both sides, then remove from the pan with a slotted spoon, and put onto kitchen paper to drain.
We served ours with greek yoghurt, I have also served with Romaine lettuce leaves and yoghurt.

Would love to hear how you got on?
Annie x


  1. Ooooooh that sounds yum! I've just eaten curry but now I want the Bahjis!