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Title: Dry Bhaji mix
Post by: mickyp on May 07, 2019, 03:38 PM
I made some onion Bhaji's up last weekend and mixed up the spices and covered the onions before adding rice flour and Gram flour, no water was used i let the mix sit for ten mins to allow the salt to draw moisture from the onions.
Doing this i found i didn't have the situation where the mix seemed to keep getting wetter, for me the mix seemed a bit more stable.
Title: Re: Dry Bhaji mix
Post by: Donald Brasco on May 07, 2019, 04:28 PM
Good tip thanks. Normally I end up with more spices stuck to my hands than stuck to the onion strips.
Title: Re: Dry Bhaji mix
Post by: mickyp on May 07, 2019, 07:11 PM
wet your hands first, it will stop that.......honest :)
Title: Re: Dry Bhaji mix
Post by: chewytikka on May 07, 2019, 08:13 PM
mickyp, that’s a standard BIR technique and well documented.
Always a good technique to learn in practice.

Your frying needs a bit work, (too hot)  ;D they look well frazzled in this photo. (Cinder Style)
In a BIR they are double fried, but with a golden result.

Tip: Deep fry at a constant 65 c for 4/5 mins, drain and keep aside.
Finish off when needed, deep fry at 75 c for 2 mins. ;)
Title: Re: Dry Bhaji mix
Post by: mickyp on May 07, 2019, 08:36 PM
I did double fry at 160, but they are Red Onions, i have found them to look look a bit darker, thanks for your comments and advice tho.
Title: Re: Dry Bhaji mix
Post by: chewytikka on May 07, 2019, 09:49 PM
Red Onions, Thatill be it for sure. ;)
Some that you get, have the same effect as beetroot.
Title: Re: Dry Bhaji mix
Post by: mickyp on May 08, 2019, 10:40 AM
I’m doing some more for my daughters house warming party this Saturday, I’ve got normal onions  for that so will take a pic, beetroot would be about right for the last lot lol
Title: Re: Dry Bhaji mix
Post by: Edwin Catflap on May 09, 2019, 12:46 PM
Thats a really good tip as mine get more gloopy towards the end of the batch

Thanks
Title: Re: Dry Bhaji mix
Post by: chewytikka on May 13, 2019, 01:02 PM
How its done in a BIR kitchen

(http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/pics/9a78e0567af24a5f66daf8bcab2fa8f5.jpg) (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/#9a78e0567af24a5f66daf8bcab2fa8f5.jpg)


Bucket of semi dry onion bhaji mix

(http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/pics/378679cd1449bf1fc529cace4d398900.jpg) (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/#378679cd1449bf1fc529cace4d398900.jpg)

Chef getting in the way

(http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/pics/d8bb93d0f1376ea87a4498fb5dd04696.jpeg) (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/#d8bb93d0f1376ea87a4498fb5dd04696.jpeg)

Into the hot vegetable oil

(http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/pics/0c1bb99a2bcb71bbf5daaa7af5383466.jpeg) (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/#0c1bb99a2bcb71bbf5daaa7af5383466.jpeg)

Deep Frying

(http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/pics/ac676ddf8809bad9fac6a64b6ce0cb0b.jpeg) (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/#ac676ddf8809bad9fac6a64b6ce0cb0b.jpeg)

Not quite fully cooked

(http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/pics/0f443b186f2c4d8ba3bcc41dc6123064.jpeg) (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/#0f443b186f2c4d8ba3bcc41dc6123064.jpeg)

Sample, Yes Please, Yum. ;D


BIR Onion Bhaji is the one item that is so easy peasy to cook at home.

cheers Chewy
Title: Re: Dry Bhaji mix
Post by: Donald Brasco on May 13, 2019, 01:22 PM
What should the ratio be between gram flour and onion, by weight please? Spices, etc I can probably eyeball, but it seems to me the key to success will be getting the basic proportions right.
Title: Re: Dry Bhaji mix
Post by: mickyp on May 13, 2019, 02:20 PM
What should the ratio be between gram flour and onion, by weight please? Spices, etc I can probably eyeball, but it seems to me the key to success will be getting the basic proportions right.

Do you know that is so anoying, whenever i look at video's of restaurants making onion bhaji's its all about buckets and chucking stuff in.

For 500g of onions i have been using 6/7 TBL spoons of Gram and 2/3 of rice flour.

now legging it incase CT comes back :)
Title: Re: Dry Bhaji mix
Post by: mickyp on May 13, 2019, 02:22 PM
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Title: Re: Dry Bhaji mix
Post by: chewytikka on May 13, 2019, 02:43 PM
Easily annoyed and a bit odd ;D ;D :o

DB
Yet another freeform BIR recipe

If your new to making Bhajis
Just start off with 4 medium sliced onions (about 600gms)
200gms of Gram flour (Besan)

I did a full run through on this in 2015, but I can’t find it
anywhere on here. Will look for it in an archive. ;)
Title: Re: Dry Bhaji mix
Post by: mickyp on May 20, 2019, 09:28 AM
Sometimes you see recipe's that say eggs before flour, some eggs after the flour, i expect we have all seen videos where the ingredients are all poured in and then mixed with the fingertips, how does that work? getting the mix even, i sieve the flour on and shuffle the onions about to try and get an even coating, when i see the flour just dumped in and mixed it makes me wonder if i am wasting my time, any thoughts on this?