6 level tablespoons of chick pea flour
1 level teaspoon of turmeric, ground cumin and garam masala
3-4 tablespoons of water
Salt and ground black pepper
1 medium large onion peeled
Deep fat fryer
Method:Combine the flour and spices in a bowl and add enough water to make a stiff batter. Season cut onion into 4 wedges and then into narrow strips and stir into the batter.
Heat the oil in the fryer to 190 degrees C. Add a dessertspoonful of the mixture into the pan when it rises to the surface add the next spoonful continue until the pan is full and cook each bhajias for about 6 to 8 minutes turning them over halfway through. Remove and drain on kitchen paper. Cook any remaining mixture in the same way. Can be served immediately or reheated in a hot oven for a few minutes.
These can be frozen. Pack the cooled bhajias in a plastic container and freeze for up to one month. Defrost then heat in a hot oven before serving. How about freezing some down for Christmas to save a little time and a few pennies.