- Serves: 4-6
- Preparation time: 20 minutes
- Cooking time: 10 minutes
- Total time: 30 minutes
- 2 free range eggs
- 3 onions, sliced
- 120g/40oz plain flour
- 4 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 tsp. ground coriander
- 1 tsp. cumin seeds
Bhajis are a traditional spicy Indian snack made from a base of onion or potato. They are commonly served as a starter, alongside some poppadum’s and chutney.
These onion bhajis are simple and fun to make, and work well as a base for other bhaji recipes. You can add spices like chilli powder or freshly chopped coriander to add an extra sparkle if desired.
- Beat the eggs together in a large bowl.
- Add the sliced onion to the beaten egg, and combine.
- Mix in the flour, cumin seeds, and ground coriander ensuring the ingredients are evenly spread
- Using a deep-sided frying pan, heat the oil over a medium heat and wait for it to become hot.
- Using two tablespoons, mould some of the mixture into a small ball and carefully place into the oil – you should hear the oil sizzle when the bhaji mixture is added.
- Repeat until all of the mixture has been used.
- Fry them in the oil for 40 seconds – turning them to ensure even cooking. You should aim for a dark golden, or light brown colour – too dark and you have probably burned them!
- When all the bhajis have cooked, remove them from the pan, and place on kitchen roll to remove the excess oil.
- Serve warm alongside a mint yogurt, or mango chutney.