Monday, 21 February 2011

Low fat onion bhajis

Thanks to Healthy Supplies I have received few days ago the following ingredients that I am in love with:

Chickpea Flour, Organic (Infinity Foods) 500g
TRS Turmeric Powder (Haldi) 100g
Chilli Powder 100g (TRS)
TRS Ginger Powder 100g
Spelt Flour, Organic 500g (Infinity Foods)
Spelt Flakes 500g
Agave Concentrate Syrup, Organic 250ml (Biona)
Clearspring Mikawa Mirin 150ml
Hemp Oil - Organic, 260ml (Granovita)
Spaghetti, Wholegrain Spelt 500g (Biona)
Organic Rye Grain 500g (Infinity Foods)
Sun-Dried Tomatoes 250g, Organic (Infinity Foods)

Parcel arrived safely and very quickly, the selection of goods on their website is definitely worth recommending. Especially they have a recipe section too.

Having chickpea flour handy and all those lovely fragrant spices I decided to cook onion bhajis. I love the taste of this snack, however the amount of fat needed to cook it concerns me and I did not want the whole house smell of oil. I had them once from a take away and there were repeating on me for two days. Never again! I thought I could bake the bhajis and this is what I found when searching for a low fat recipe.

These are very tasty, smell gorgeous, but do not make your house smell with oil and are low in fat. Perfect!

Makes 6-8

500g white onions, peeled and sliced
4 tbsp of vegetable oil
half tsp chilli powder
half tsp turmeric
half tsp ground ginger
tsp ground cumin
tsp ground coriander
half tsp salt
100g chickpea (gram) flour
about 50ml water
tbsp tomato pure

Fry the onions in a pan with 2 tbsp of oil with pinch of salt, over a low heat until soft but not browned.

Next add turmeric, ginger, chilli and half tsp of both cumin and coriander and mix well, fry for another minute or so.

Preheat the oven to 180 C and line a large baking tray with some baking paper. Drizzle with 1 tbsp of oil.

Mix chickpea flower with half tsp of cumin and coriander, salt and add the onions. Mix well until onions are covered in flour.

Mix water with tomato pure and add to the onion mixture. Mix well again and spoon onto the baking tray in 6-8 batches.

Place in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes, then drizzle with 1 tbsp of oil and bake for further 10 minutes.

Remove from the tray and place onto paper kitchen towel to remove the excess of fat. Serve immediately.

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