Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Onion Bhajis (gluten free!)

Continuing along my onion theme...
I made onion bhajis! and they taste so good!

I had a couple of my best friends over for a curry night. One has a gluten-free, yeast-free, dairy-free diet. I volunteered to make rice and onion bhajis. Then I realised onion bhajis contained flour (gluten). Doh. So I scoured the internet for gluten free onion bhaji recipes, then ones that didn't require a deep-fat frier (as I don't have one). In the end I put a few different recipes together to come up with this:

Gluten-Free Oven-Baked Onion Bhajis

You will need:
3 med-large onions
5tbsp flour (I used Dove's Farm gluten free flour but you could use gram flour)
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp cumin
½ tsp coriander
1tbsp tomato purée
75ml water

for frying the onions
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp coriander
¼ tsp cumin
¼ tsp ground ginger powder
¼ tsp crushed chillis

Chop the onions, keeping some bits long to help bind the bhajis. Then fry the onions in some vegetable oil and the spices until soft. Leave to cool.
In a bowl, mix the flour, salt, cumin and coriander. Mix the tomato purée and water together then add to the flour mix with the cooled onions. Combine together into batter.
Note: the batter is better when refrigerated for a few hours
To cook, preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Spoon tablespoons of the mix onto a greased or lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Then remove from oven and baste with vegetable oil before baking for another 5-10 minutes until golden and crispy.

1 comment:

  1. Better than the Indian Restaurant ones and not so greasy, very nice indeed.