Monday, May 6, 2013

Piyaji / Onion Bajji / Onion Fritters

It was another rainy evening.Just felt like munching something with a cup of tea hence decided to go ahead with Oninon Bajji.....
Usually onions are roundly sliced for making bajjis. But here, to try it out something different, I cut them into thin strips ie lengthwise
If finely chopped onions are used then it becomes "Onion Pakoda"

  • Besan / Kadala maavu - 1 cup
  • Rice flour / Arisi maavu - 1/2 cup
  • Onion - 6 (medium sized)
  • Green chilly - 2 nos
  • Chilly powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tablespoons (finely chopped)
  • Salt - 11/2 teaspoons
  • Ghee - 1 tablespoons
  • Hot oil - 1 teaspoon
  • Water - very little for mixing
  • Oil - for deep frying
  • Cut onions lengthwise add it to a mixing bowl/ vessel
  • Add all other ingredients one by one (except hot oil and water).Roughly mix with your fingers
  • Sprinkle little water and mix well (do not add excess water)
  • Heat oil in a frying pan and pour 2 teaspoons of oil to the above bajji maavu / batter and mix well once more
  • Wet your palms and make equal sized balls first and then flatten them 
  • Drop into oil and fry well on both the sides
  • Take it out carefully and place it in a colander to drain the excess oil
  • Hot onion bhajji's are ready.Serve it with "Tomato Ketchup"

As mentioned earlier same batter can be used for making Pakodas but ensure to 
  • cut onions into small pieces
  • sprinkle the batter / mavu carefully in the oil and fry them