These bhajis look a little different from the 'traditional' bhajis you buy from the supermarket - however, they taste just as good!
A healthy onion bhaji recipe, very simple to make, and healthier than normal bhajis as they are baked rather than fried.
Cut your onions in half then cut into slices, not too thick nor too thin! Drizzle a little oil into a large pan/wok and gently cook your onions until they start turning soft and translucent in colour. Do not brown them or over cook them.
This should take no longer than 10 minutes. Keep stiring them so they don't over cook.
When the onions are ready sprinkle in your chilli powder and mix well. Then straight after add your turmeric, cumin, ginger and coriander, stir well again then switch off the heat.
In a bowl place buckwheat flour, salt, coriander and cumin. Mix them together well. Now place your onions into your bowl and mix well again. Once your flour mixture has coated all of your onions place your tomato puree into a shot glass/small egg cup and fill with water.
Mix your puree in with the water then pour into your onion mixture. Fill your shot glass/small egg cup just one quarter full with water and add to your onion mixture. Stir very well.
You want your mixture to be wet and easy to stir but not watery or too sloppy in texture. If you added too much water add a few pinches of flour till you get the right consistency.
If your mixture is a little too thick and dry add a little drop of water at a time till it loosens up. Try to keep to my measurements your bhajis can turn cake like with too much flour and liquid.
Drizzle some oil onto a baking tray. Place two tablespoons of your onion mixture onto your oven tray per onion bhaji, flatten a little with the back of your spoon. You can get 5-6 onion bhaji's per tray.
Place into a pre-heated oven at 180C for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
When your onion bhaji's are golden brown they are ready. Take out of the oven and remove straight from the tray to your plate.
This is a Chef Jeena recipe, taken from her website:
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (417g)
|Recipe Makes: 3
|Calories from Fat: 96 (30%)
|Amt Per Serving
|Total Fat 10.7g
|Saturated Fat 1.6g
|Monounsaturated Fat 7.2g
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.3g
|Total Carbohydrate 53.1g
|Dietary Fiber 10g
|Sugars, other 43.1g
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Calories per serving: 317
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