Who doesn’t love an onion bhaji with their curry? I have been experimenting with different recipes and this one has come out a winner! Served with some homemade mint sauce and we’re laughing (or dribbling!)
What I love about this recipe is just how easy it is plus the fact that it is gluten free and dairy free.
recipe: onion bhajis, makes 16
- 3 very large onions, sliced really thinly
- 2 tea spoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons curry powder (or you can create your own mix with 1.5 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp cumin, 1.5 tsp ground coriander, 1.5 tsp chilli powder, 1.5 tsp ground ginger)
- 1 tablespoon tomato puree
- 1 beaten egg
- 100g tinned chickpeas, drained and whizzed finely in a food processor (I haven’t tried it but if you have got gram flour, this might also work)
- 1 garlic clove, crushed (this is optional but I love garlic and the flavour it gives the bhajis)
Pre heat your oven to 180c. There are 2 ways you can do this, you could line a baking tray with greaseproof paper or you could use silicone muffin cases.
Put the 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a large frying pan and once this is hot add all the onions, garlic (if using) and curry powder or spice mix. Cook for around 20 minutes until the onions are nice and soft and have taken on the colour of the spices. I normally add a splash of water to this to stop the onions from sticking.
Take the onion mixture off the heat and pop it into a large bowl. Add the whizzed chickpeas and stir well. Then add the tomato puree and egg. Stir thoroughly until it is well mixed.
Take around a tablespoon of mixture and pop this straight onto the baking tray or into the cases. You can also roll the bhajis before putting on to the baking sheet if you’d like round bhajis. I like them a bit rugged so I just plonk them straight into the silicone cases! You should get about 16 bhajis from this mixture.
Spray the bhajis with fry light, season with salt and pepper and then pop them into the oven for about 20 minutes (or until nicely browned).
Remove the bhajis from the oven, leave them to cool a little (they will also firm up) while you dish up. These are seriously soooo yummy!! I like to make a fakeaway on a weekend of curry, onion bhajis, mint sauce or raita, bombay potatoes and pilau rice.
Do you like curry and onion bhajis? I’d love to know if you make these. Let me know in the comments below!