Onion Bhaji

Khanh Ong

Ingredients:

Onion and Zucchini Bhaji

  • 150g chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp dried chili flakes
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1⁄2 tsp turmeric
  • 1⁄4 cup of chopped coriander leaves
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 200 ml of warm water
  • 2 large brown onions sliced
  • 1 zucchini shredded
  • Veg oil for deep frying

Mango Chutney

  • 1⁄2 cup of packed mint leaves
  • 1⁄2 cup packed coriander leaves
  • 1⁄2 a ripe mango (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 1 thumb sized ginger chopped
  • a pinch of ground cumin
  • juice and zest of a lemon

To Serve

  • coriander leaves
  • mint leaves

Method:

  1. place flours, salt, chilli flakes, ground coriander, cumin, turmeric, coriander leaves into a bowl and mix together
  2. squeeze in lemon juice and pour water slowly till you get a paste like consistency.
  3. add the onions and zucchini into the batter and coat evenly
  4. make sure your oil is hot so when u dip chopsticks in the start to bubble
  5. drop a heaped tbsp of the onion and zucchini batter into the oil to fry until golden brown and repeat until all the batter is used
  6. set aside on paper towel to drain
  7. place all the chutney ingredients into a blender and wizz until smooth
  8. set aside for serving
  9. place chutney in small dipping bowl
  10. place bhaji on a platter and pop the chutney next to them
  11. cover bahji with coriander and mint leaves

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