Saturday, December 27, 2008

Khekda Bhaji (Onion Fritters )

This is again a all time favorite snacks of Maharashtrian people. In Marathi 'Khaekda' means crab. But this bhaji is not of crabs but of Onion. When totally prepared it looks looks like crabs, So it is called as Khekda Bhaji. Nothing is as great as eating 'Khekda bhaji' with hot Ginger tea in rainy days. But if you ask me, I can eat this any time and in any season. My bro-in-law, Pranav is very expert in making these bhaji. Whenever there is program of khekda bhaji in our house, he is main chef and we are his assistants. So here is Pranav special 'Khekda bhaji' for u.

Onions thinly sliced vertically - 2
Besan - 1 cup
Red chilly powder - 2 tea spoon
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tea spoon
Ova (Ajwain seeds) - 1 tea spoon
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Separate out onion slices neatly. Add salt, red chilly powder, turmeric powder and Ajwain seeds and mix it properly. Now keep this mixture aside for 15 to 20 minutes.
This will soften the onions and the mixture becomes juicy. Now add rest of the ingredients and mix it. On the other side heat oil in kadai. Add 2-3 teaspoon of hot oil (mohan) in the mixture. If needed add little water to make a thick batter. Now drop small lumps of the batter and fry till golden and crisp. Drain it on paper towel. Serve very hot with pudina or coconut or imly ki chutney or with tomato ketchup. You put some ketchup on 2 slices of bread and keep these bhajis between two slices and have it like sandwich, 'khekda sandwich '

I would like to send this recipe to EFM-Savouries

1 comment:

Purva Desai said...

I don't eat Sea food, but this looks really inviting

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