Baked onion bhaji


When I was young I lived at Marsa and a man used to come sell bigilla and he also used to sell sfineg tal-bakalljaw cod fritters and sfineg tal-basal onion fritters. I used to love those spicy onion fritters. I am a member of a cookery page on fb and someone shared the recipe of baked Indian bhaji which remind me so much of those onion fritters .Easy to make and so delicious.

  • 5 small onions, sliced 5mm thick
  • 5 tablespoons chickpea flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • extra-virgin olive oil, as needed
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • water, as needed
  • these are the spices needed to put in the pan with the onion when its cooking.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder

Method:

 

Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Line a large baking tray with baking parchment.
Gently sweat the onions off in a frying pan with some oil until they turn translucent, about 6-8 minutes.
Sprinkle in the chilli powder and mix. Add the turmeric, cumin, ginger, coriander and stir well. Remove from the heat.
Place the chickpea flour, salt, coriander, cumin into a medium bowl and mix well. Add the onions and tomato puree into a bowl and mix. Add a little bit of water to get the correct consistency, it should be wet and easy to stir, but not sloppy.
Drizzle some oil onto the prepared tray, place 2 tablespoons of the onion mix onto the tray for each bhaji, flatten slightly with the back of the spoon.
Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 20-25 minutes, drizzle a little oil on top of the bhajis and bake for an additional 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot, enjoy!

2 Responses to Baked onion bhaji

  1. Prosit Lorraine, we’ve made these, they’re fabulous and gluten free as well, which means my family and I can eat them!

    • lorraine says:

      Hi Pauline so glad you & your family enjoyed them. They were a hit with my family as well.I have some gluten free recipes in my recipe blog. Have cakes and even food. So many people need to watch what they eat and there is a lot of awareness now a days. When I invite people over for a meal I make it a point to ask them if they have anything they dislike or they cannot eat. Best regards ,Lorraine 🙂

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