How to make CRISP BHAJIYAS
A plate of these piping hot CRISP BHAJIYAS is all you need to set your mood for the weekend
A Street Food Sensation
One of the remarkable qualities of onion bhajiya is its versatility. From rain-soaked monsoon evenings to festive gatherings, this snack effortlessly transitions from being a comforting street food to a celebratory dish. It's often enjoyed with a variety of chutneys and sauces that complement its flavors, ranging from tangy tamarind chutney to zesty mint sauce.
Here’s how you make them :
- 2 large onions, thinly sliced
- 2 potatoes, thinly sliced (or any other vegetables of your choice)
- Salt, to taste
- 1 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon red chilli powder (adjust to your spice preference)
- 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
- 2 tablespoons rice flour
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped green chillies (adjust to your spice preference)
- A handful of fresh coriander leaves, chopped
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1/2 cup gram flour (besan)
- Oil for frying
- Thinly slice two large onions and two potatoes, you can use any vegetables you like or just make these using a single vegetable.
- Squeeze out all the excess water from the onions, less moisture will result in a great crunch. Add salt to taste, and 1 tsp of each, carom seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and 1/2 tsp of garam masala.
- I store all my spices in @aviasindia ‘s Stainless steel deluxe spice box. It’s made of high quality food grade steel and is convenient to use.
- Let this marinate for a while then goes in 2 tbsps of rice flour, 1 tbsp finely chopped green chillies, handful of fresh coriander, 1 tbsp of Oil. Add 1/2 cup of gram flour and mix well.
- We need a semi wet mixture so do not add water more than a few tablespoons.
- Drop small amounts of this mixture in hot oil and fry until golden brown. Make sure to not overcrowd the pan. Serve hot and enjoy.
In conclusion, the story of onion bhajiya is one of culinary craftsmanship and cultural heritage. Its ability to evoke nostalgia, celebrate traditions, and tantalize taste buds speaks volumes about its enduring charm. As you indulge in this crispy delight, remember that each bite carries with it the legacy of generations and the flavors of a diverse and vibrant nation.
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