About this recipe:These are rather typical onion bhajis, but I spice them up with minced chillies. Besan is ground chickpea flour; it's also known as gram flour, and you can find it at Asian shops.
75g (3 oz) chickpea flour (besan)
175ml (6 fl oz) water
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 pinch ground turmeric
2 chillies, seeded and minced
225ml (8 fl oz) vegetable oil for frying
Add to shopping list
Turn this recipe into a shopping list you can print, email, view on your mobile or shop online. It's free! Powered by Whisk.com
Method Prep:15min › Cook:10min › Ready in:25min
In a medium bowl, mix together the besan, water, salt, chilli powder, turmeric, cumin, coriander seeds, onion and minced chillies until it forms a smooth mixture with no flour lumps.
Heat the oil in a deep frying pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is sizzling hot, drop dough by tablespoonfuls, and fry until golden brown on each side. Drain on kitchen roll and serve hot with chilli sauce for dipping.
this is by far the best recipe i have tried.. the batter seemed thin, but actually worked really well, none of the stodge i've had from other recipes... i didn't have chillis, but they tasted good anyway! - 21 May 2010