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Author Notes: Onion Bhajias are a common favorite in most of the Indian homes.They also are a popular street food all around India.
They can be served as starters or as a yummy tea time snack on cold winter evenings or on lazy rainy days. Bhajias have a special place in my heart.Back in school and college days we used to thrive and eat them whenever hungry at street corners or at home.
I love to make this delicious snack and watch the family flock to the table-every time!. —Renuka Swaroop
Makes 10 bhajias
- 8 tablespoons gram flour also called chickpea flour
- 3 medium Onions,sliced finely
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons curry powder-mild
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper powder(optional)
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon instant coffee powder or granules
- 3/4 cup fresh mint-chopped finely
- 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves,chopped finely
- 1/4 cup grated carrot
- 1 teaspoon ginger,pound finely
- 1 teaspoon garlic crushed finely
- 2 tablespoons cornstartch
- 1 egg,beaten
- Vegetable oil for frying
- In a big mixing bowl,add all the ingredients one by one.Gently mix well using only very little water.The batter should not be too wet or too dry.
- Heat oil in a deep fry pan and drop spoonfuls of this bhajia batter and fry till golden brown.Drain on kitchen towel coffee powder gives that piquancy
- Serve this with a special sauce made with tomato ketchup,soy sauce and 1/4 tsp black coffee and honey .Just mix the ketchup,soy sauce,,black coffee,honey and warm it. Coffee gives a subtle pleasantly sharp and appetizing flavour and spiciness to the bhajiyas.....not to mention the sauce.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe Made with Coffee