Kanda Bhajia (Onion Fritters)
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Dear God.... Thank you so much for all that you have done for us. Finally it's raining beautifully in this part of the world... Though it got delayed for 15-20 days, but now it feels really good... great relief from scorching summer heat.. And in this beautiful monsoon season these Kanda Bhajias are very much needed with hot masala tea...
Kanda Bhajia aka Pyaaz Pakore aka Onion Fritter is a very popular Indian street food. It is a savory deep fried snack made with sliced onions and gram flour and flavored with Indian spices. It is mainly served as tea time snack. It goes well with spicy coriander chutney, tomato ketchup and fried green chillies... .
My today's recipe is the roadside Kanda Bhajia Recipe. The USP of this recipe is that onions are used in good quantity, whereas gram flour and water is added in small quantity, that will make it super crisp on the outside and nice and chewy on the inside.
Let's get started
▫Preparation time 5-7 minutes
▫Cooking time 12-15 minutes
▫Recipe type Snacks
▫3 medium sized onions
▫5-6 tbsp gram flour - besan
▫2-3 tsp cornflour
▫6-7 green chillies
▫1 handful coriander leaves
▫2-3 tsp coriander seeds
▫1 tsp ajwain seeds - caraway
▫2 tsp red chilly powder
▫¼ tsp baking soda - cooking soda
▫Salt to taste
▫1 tbsp hot cooking oil
▫½ cup water or as needed
▫350 ml oil for deep frying
▫Fried green chillies
✔Step 1 Mise en place
◾Onions - peeled - thinly sliced
◾Coriander leaves - washed - finely chopped
◾Green chillies - washed - roughly chopped
✔Step 2 Batter Preparation
◾Place the onions in a mixing bowl.
◾Add coriander seeds, ajwain, coriander leaves, green chillies, gram flour, corn flour, red chilly powder, baking soda, hot cooking oil and salt to taste.
◾Combine it all well. Add the water and form a thick, sticky batter and see to it that gram flour coat nicely to the onion slices.
✔Step 3 Deep fry
◾Heat oil in a deep fry pan, use spoon or scoop up a small portion of the onion gram flour, spice mix batter and then carefully drop in the hot oil. Add one by one as many fits in the frying pan, but don't overcrowd them... keep some space in between to fry all around. Deep fry them on both sides to get an even color and fry until crisp and golden brown in color.
◾Repeat this procedure with the remaining batter, as it is advisable to fry them in batches.
◾ Allow to drain on paper towel and serve hot with chutney or any sauce of your choice.
Another method of Kanda Bhaji Recipe
In this method onions are very thinly sliced and then salt is added.. Mix it well and press it with hands and this will result in removal of excess water.... Keep it aside for 5-10 minutes... and then add all the ingredients mentioned above.. Water is not needed in this method.. If needed, add few drops... as water extracted from onions is sufficient for this recipe..