About this recipe:A healthier alternative to the deep-fried onion bhajis you find in Indian restaurants. These are baked and exceedingly tasty. They are sweet, tender and very moreish. Serve as an appetiser or starter.
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:1hr › Ready in:1hr10min
Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Line a large baking tray with baking parchment.
Gently sweat the onions off in a frying pan with some oil until they turn translucent, about 6-8 minutes.
Sprinkle in the chilli powder and mix. Add the turmeric, cumin, ginger, coriander and stir well. Remove from the heat.
Place the chickpea flour, salt, coriander, cumin into a medium bowl and mix well. Add the onions and tomato puree into a bowl and mix. Add a little bit of water to get the correct consistency, it should be wet and easy to stir, but not sloppy.
Drizzle some oil onto the prepared tray, place 2 tablespoons of the onion mix onto the tray for each bhaji, flatten slightly with the back of the spoon.
Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 20-25 minutes, drizzle a little oil on top of the bhajis and bake for an additional 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot, enjoy!
If your local supermarket doesn't stock chickpea flour, you can find it in Indian speciality stores.
so easy apart from crying over onions.i did them for bonfire night,good job i did three batches,they were gone in 15 mins.now everytime we have a party,people want more!! the type of flour used goes by different names eg.Besan, Gram flour and can be found at Asda or Asian stores - 22 Nov 2012