Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Birthday Bhaji

I made these cupcakes for my bollywood bash, but would quite happily have enjoyed some vegetable bhaji for my birthday cake as well as for an entree...so yummy! I didn't take a photo of mine on the night but found this almost-as-good-looking bhaji here.

1 2/3 cups (250g) chickpea (besan) flour
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp ground turmeric
100g carrots, cut into thin sticks
100g snowpeas, cut into thin sticks
50g thin eggplants, cut into thin sticks
Oil, to deep-fry
4 Curry leaves

Place the chickpea flour, chilli powder, ground turmeric, curry leaves and 1 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Stir in 1/3 cup (80ml) water to make a thick batter, then stir in the vegetables.

Half-fill a large saucepan with oil and heat until a cube of bread turns golden in 20 seconds.
In 3 batches, fry heaped tablespoons of bhaji batter for 3-4 minutes, turning, until crisp and golden. Carefully remove the bhaji with tongs and drain on paper towel.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds delicious, and like you had a fun night. Happy birthday


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