Onion Bhaji in Yogurt Curry with Naan bread

50 mins
20 serves

Crispy onion bhaji’s to be enjoyed as an evening snack on their own, or why not try them in this creamy, spiced yogurt curry.
Recipe by @sandhyaskitchen

Onion Bhaji in Yogurt Curry with Naan bread

Onion Bhaji in Yogurt Curry with Naan bread

50 mins
20 serves
Onion Bhaji in Yogurt Curry with Naan bread

Ingredients

For Onion Bhaji
  • 1 cup chickpeas flour
  • 2 thinly sliced red onions
  • 1/2 Tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 Tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 Tsp garam masala
  • Oil for Deep frying
For Kadhi Mixture { Onken Yogurt Curry }
  • 2 cups Onken Natural Set Yogurt
  • 4 cups Water
  • 6 Tbsp chickpeas flour
  • 1/2 Tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 Tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 Tsp cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
For Kadhi
  • 2 Tsp sunflower oil
  • 1 Tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 Tbsp of ginger garlic paste
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • Salt as needed
Seasoning
  • 1 Tsp oil / ghee
  • Sprig of curry leaves
  • 4-5 red chillies
  • 1/2 Tsp mustard seeds

Method

For Making Onion Bhaji

  • Add the Chickpeas Flour, spice powders, salt as needed and onions in a large bowl. Mix them well and set it aside, covered for 30 minutes. Onions often releases water, so add water approximately 1/4 - 1/2 Cup accordingly.
  • Heat oil for deep frying. Add 1 tablespoon of the mixture to the oil and fry until partially cooked. Flip them over and fry until onion bhajji is crisp and golden.
  • Drain them to a paper towel. Repeat the process until all the onion bhaji is made.

For Making Kadhi Mixture

  • In a large mixing bowl/ jug add Onken yogurt, chickpeas flour, salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin powder. Whisk them well until well combined. Add water to the yogurt chickpeas mixture in a slow pace and whisk them until well combined.
  • Check for seasoning and add more if needed.

For Making Kadhi

  • Heat Oil in a large Pan, add cumin seeds. Once cumin seeds begins to crackle, add finely chopped green chilly and ginger garlic paste. Saute for a minute or so until the raw smell is eliminated.
  • Add the chopped red onions, a pinch of salt and saute until translucent.
  • Add the Kadhi Mixture prepared above and allow the mixture to boil, stirring continuously. This process can take roughly 12 minutes+. Reduce the flame, allowing the kadhi to simmer for another 5 minutes or so.
  • If you find the kadhi too thick, add more water.
  • Add the fried onion bhajji to the kadhi and cook for another 2 minutes. Switch off the flame and ladle them to the serving bowl.
  • Heat Oil/ghee in a small fry pan add mustard seeds and red chillies. Allow the mustard seeds to crackle. Add the curry leaves and turn off the flame.
  • Add this seasoning mixture to the Onion Bhaji Kadhi. Serve Kadhi with Naan Bread immediately.

Notes: If you would like to serve Kadhi later, add the Onion Bhajji, just before serving.

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