Did you like the chutney? I think we have about 1/2 a jar left right now because we’ve gotten addicted to these little goodies.
I love onion bhaji and whenever we go to an Indian restaurant I hate to admit it but I tend to monopolize these treaties.
A cross between an onion ring and a really good curry, this is always my favourite dish.
Seriously, can you think of any tastier Friday night than to have something battered and deep fried?
I didn’t think so.
However, I like to delude myself into believing that I’m still eating healthily so I decided to make mine not out of plain flour but quinoa and quinoa flour too.
That totally negates deep frying, right?
I’ve got a couple of extra ingredients in here that you might not have handy; fenugreek and smoked sea salt. I have a little stash of both of these that I keep around when I want to make something special out of really simple ingredients. If you don’t have these-don’t worry about it. You can ramp up the amount of cumin in the recipe and just use regular salt. You’ll love them anyway.
The whole quinoa adds a fabulous nuttiness to the whole dish, no this isn’t traditional but it is really tasty.
I really like to drain everything on a baking rack to ensure I get as much oil drained as possible.
Serve them with a nice cold beer (or ice filled lemonade) and some of that tasty chutney.
I like to serve them on a tea towel, piping hot but DH’s preference is to have them on a picnic at room temperature.
Have a wonderful, relaxing Friday.
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- ½ teaspoon crushed chillies
- 1 teaspoon fenugreek
- ⅓ cup quinoa
- 1½ cups quinoa flour
- 1 teaspoon tumeric
- ½ tsp salt (if you have smoked sea salt, pop that in)
- up to 1 cup water
- 4 medium sliced onions
- Mix dry ingredients together and add enough water to create a runny but thick batter (similar to pancake batter). Drop in your onions and stir to coat.
- Heat oil (I like to use canola) to 350 degrees or test an onion, drop it in and if it bubbles right away you are set to go.
- Drop the onions into the oil by the heaping tablespoon into the oil and fry until puffy and they start to float.
- Great reheated in the oven and I've also had success freezing and reheating.