Friday, May 21, 2010
Onion bhajjiya ( errulli bajji/vengaya bajji)
Bhajjiya or bajjis need no introduction. They are common snacks available in India anytime of the day. They are veggies like onions, potato, raw banana, chillies etc., coated with batter and then deep fried. I simply love them on a rainy day. They are served as tea time snacks, starters, or with the main course meal . Its simply tasty with coconut chutney. Here goes the recipe...
Gram flour - 2 cups
Onions - 2 nos
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Ginger-garlic paste - 1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1 pinch
Salt for taste
Sparkling water for making batter
Oil for deep frying
Mix all ingredients except onions and oil to make a batter slightly thicker than pouring consistency. Either finely slice or chop the onions, dip them in the batter and deep fry in hot oil (should be around 170degrees). Drain the excess oil using a kitchen tissue. Serve hot with coconut chutney.
Sparkling water gives nice puff and keeps it crisp. Once the oil is hot , turn to medium flame and then fry. The 3rd picture is onion bhajjiya itself. I have sliced the onion into flat horizontal piece and dipped it in the batter and deep fried it.