Onion bhajis with mango salsa
This recipe for onion bhajees come by courtesy of British Onions
- 4 onions, sliced
- 3 Cloves garlic
- 3cm ginger grated
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon ground coriander
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 bunch coriander, chopped
- 150g gram flour
- 1 egg yolk
- 50ml water
To make the quick mango chutney
- 1 small red onion
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon black mustard seeds
- 1 red chilli
- 1 mango, peeled, stoned and chopped into 8mm pieces
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
- Mix the onions, garlic, ginger, turmeric, chili powder, cumin, coriander, salt, flour and egg together. Leave to marinade the flavours and rest the batter in the fridge for 30 minutes. Meanwhile make the mango chutney.
- Fry the red onion in the oil for 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in the mustard seeds and red chili and cook out for 1 minute. Add the chopped mango, lime juice and sugar and stir through. Cook on a low heat for 15 minutes or until the mango has cooked through. Remove from the heat and leave to cool. Stir though the mint then its ready to serve. You can make this a couple of days in advanced if you like and it does seem to get better with age.
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Take a tablespoon of the batter and squeeze out any excess liquid, the drop into the oil and fry all over for 2-3 minutes, turning halfway through. Only do 4 - 5 tablespoons at a time so that they can brown nicely. Repeat with all of the mixture
- Serve the onion bhajis hot with the quick mango chutney.
There is no need to peel ginger. As a result of attending a Thai cookery demo, we have learnt that peeling ginger is unnecessary unless for aesthetic purposes as the skin is high in fibre and full of flavour. However, do remove any bits that have become tough or woody.
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This recipe originated from the recipe section of British Onions