Friday, July 18, 2014

Onion Bajji | வெங்காய பஜ்ஜி | Vengaya Bajji

Onion Bajji is a famous snack in India, made with handy ingredients. Though there are so many bajji varieties, this is the easiest version as onions are the most widely used ingredient. Check the recipe for Apple Bajji which I have already posted. Onions contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar. A powerful compound called quercetin(a flavonoid) in onions is known to play a significant role in preventing cancer.

Ingredients :-
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 Big onion  2
 Besan | gram flour      1 cup
 Idli dosa batter    1 tbsp  
 Hing  generous pinch
 Chilli powder      ½ tsp
 Oil  for frying
 Salt  to taste

Method :-
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1). Prepare the batter with besan, water, salt, chilli powder and hing.

2). Peel and thinly slice the onions evenly. To test if the batter is right, dip a slice of onion and see if it coats well without dripping off.
3). Heat oil in a pan on a medium flame. When it just starts to smoke, dip the onion slices in the batter and gently slide in the oil. To test if the oil is hot enough, drop a small amount of batter into it and see if it immediately sizzles to the top.

4). Turn over and fry the bajjis in small batches in medium heat until golden brown. Remove the golden brown bajjis onto strainer / kitchen paper towels to drain the excess oil. Repeat the process until all the slices are done.

Bajji is ready !! Serve hot with Coconut Chutney.


Notes :-
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# Don't slice the onions too thin, otherwise, they will loose their shape and crumble.
# If you do not have idli/dosa batter handy, you can use cooking soda. But, don’t add too much as it is unhealthy.  
# You can also add food color which gives a nice color to the bajji. 
# Adding a tbsp of rice flour to the batter makes the bajji crispier. 
# Similarly, you can use other vegetables like eggplant, raw banana, bajji chillies, potato, etc.

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Related Posts :-
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Click here for more :- Deep frying Tips
Click here for more :- Appetizer / Snacks Recipes 
Click here for more :- Apple Recipes 
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