Bhajis and Pakoras
2 large onions - finely chopped
approx. 90g gram (chick pea flour)
1 tsp. curry powder or 2-3 tsp. curry paste
1 tsp. salt
a little water to mix
Vegetable Oil for shallow frying
Bicarbonate soda (optional for lighter texture)
Mix all dry ingredients & onions with enough water to make a stiff dough. Shape into small balls & shallow fry in oil, turning frequently until golden.
Vegetable Pakoras - A similar mix without the onions can be made into a batter & used to coat thin slices of vegetables (potatoes, aubergines, courgettes etc.) Fry until crisp & browned on both sides.
Left over burgers - mix left over curry/ bolognaise/ stew etc. with enough chick pea flour to make a thick batter. Shape into burgers or sausage shapes & fry.