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Onion bhaji — a novel twist ?
« on: September 14, 2019, 07:35 PM »
We had two guests stay at the hotel yesterday who very kindly left a copy of their book All Mum's Stuff!, dedicated to the memory of their late son Mark.  The author is a Kenyan Asian, Champa, and among her recipes she includes one for onion bhaji.  I don't want to infringe her copyright, so I won't replicate it here, but what intrigued me was that the ingredients included 8oz boiled rice  (as well as banana !).  Has anyone previously encountered a recipe for onion bhaji that includes rice ?

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Re: Onion bhaji — a novel twist ?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 10:34 AM »
No, but I can imagine it acting as a binder, perhaps?

I little like adding grated potato to


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Re: Onion bhaji — a novel twist ?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 10:39 AM »
Yes, she includes potato as well :  8 oz cooked rice, one medium onion, one medium potato, two bananas (!) ...
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 10:45 AM »
Well, it'll keep us regular anyhow!


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Re: Onion bhaji — a novel twist ?
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2019, 10:52 AM »
Well, I will be giving her recipe a go, but I am afraid that for me the bananas are a definite no-no.  I loathe them in any form, especially when they sneak into an fruit smoothie ...
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Re: Onion bhaji — a novel twist ?
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2019, 09:23 PM »
I'm pretty sure you don't have to make this one to know that it's not an onion bhaji. At least not in BIR terms.

I balk at the use of potato, so rice, masoor dal, bananas and any other contaminants really don't sit well with me.
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Re: Onion bhaji — a novel twist ?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2019, 01:28 PM »
I would definitely eat onion bhajis with banana in it. I love bananas and I love banana fritters.
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Re: Onion bhaji — a novel twist ?
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2019, 09:09 PM »
I would definitely eat onion bhajis with banana in it.

No you wouldn't because by definition it would no longer be an onion bhaji!   :P

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