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Monday, August 25, 2008

Onion Bajji & Coconut Chutney

This is the best evening snack for me. Very simple and tasty one.

Bengal gram Flour (Split chickpeas powder /Kadalai maavu) - 1 cup
Onion – 1 (cut into thin round slices)
Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida powder – a pinch
Food colour (orange) - a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil - For deep frying

Mix all ingredients except onion and oil to a thick batter and allow it for 15 minutes.

Heat oil in a pan. Dip the cut onion slices in the batter and deep fry them in oil.

Turn both sides and fry well. Drain excess oil using Kitchen towels.

Serve hot with coconut chutney.

Cooking time - 15-20 minutes
Serves 3 persons.


Coconut Chutney

Grated coconut - 1 cup
Green chillies - 2-3 or as spicy required
Channa dal (Fried split peas/Pottukadalai) - 2 tablespoons
Tamarind - a pinch
Salt to taste

Grind all ingredients to a fine paste. Add water as thick required.

Tempering(Oil, mustard seeds, Urad dal, Curry leaves & Red chillies) is optional.

Cooking time - 10 minutes
Serves 3 persons.

My dear friend, Srilekha has passed me "WILDE WOMAN AWARD".

Thank you so much Sri!
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To send love and acknowledgment to men and women, who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy. It's been a blessing and an inspiration to meet all of you through your wonderful blogs.

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Ivy said...

Lovely recipe Vani. When you say grate the coconut, is it fresh coconut? Can this be done with dried coconut?

Madhavi said...

Hey Vani, can u plz pass that plat t me, want to eat right now. I jus made tea ;-)

Divya Vikram said...

my favorit tea time snack..perfect with chutney..I also add some rice flour to the batter..

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW... This is my fav combo. Looks so good. YUM! Bajji has turned out perfect for u....

Priti said...

Bajji and chutney looking super...in this raining days...who can say no to these lovely things ;)...
LOW looking yum too..so how things? Hope U r having fun

Lakshmi said...

its my favorite all time snack too..yours look great!..

LG said...

ummm yummm..perfect for the prevailing weather in Singapore

Maheswari said...

My all time fav.snack with a hot tea.Never tried it with chutney though..Looks perfect.Congrats on the award!

Sujatha said...

hmm.. yummy! who would't like onion bajjis :) looks great..

notyet100 said...

congrats for well deserved award,..jus need hot tea for bhaji,.u can send for combi breakfast tooo


i love onion bhajjis .. lovely with a cup of hot coffee ..

Valarmathi said...

Baji and coconut chutney very nice combo. Me often prepare this and my favorite snack with tea.

jayasree said...

Bajji and chutney - a perfect combo

SriLekha said...

nice nacks and i too prepare it in the same way!

sowmya said...

wow..love the snack..there is one event going on about evening snacks..you can send to it!!

Illatharasi said...

Thanks friends:) Priyanka and Sowmi, will send it to the events. Thanks for highlighting!

Hima said...

We make onion bajjis little different. This version also looks cool..

Sukanya said...

Bhajji and chutney is my favorite combo also and can cheer me up any time.

Sunshinemom said...

Perfect for a rainy day! I love this too:) Congrats on the Wilde woman award:)