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Re: IG Onion Bhaji (Kitchen Demonstration)
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2010, 01:51 PM »
Chris,

I can not comment on the seeds having been in the onion over night, I simply do not know. Given the thoroughness by which the Bhaji were made and that the seeds were resting on top, I would guess they were not left in over night.

Remember the onion was only prepared the day before because of the time it takes to actually process them. If it helps, the onion looked quite fresh and unchanged. I doubt there is any real change overnight and if so, only to the top most layers.

I have estimated the amount of potato used. The picture showing the chopped potato was purposely done to show the volume. At best its 0.5 to 1% of the mix. For an idea of how much potato was used, you can see a round washing up bowl to the right of the chopping board, this was full of large whole potato on one layer.

What may not be instantly obvious, is that alot of this is done by eye. Nothing is really measured apart from a handful of this a bowlful of that. To you and me, this is confusing as we intend only to make a small part of this. We need to be accurate with our measurements. But on this scale, any minor changes in the amounts of ingredient is simply insignificant to the finish item.

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Re: IG Onion Bhaji (Kitchen Demonstration)
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2010, 06:48 PM »
Thank you so much for sharing this
I don't know what's better
The recipe or the photos!!
Brilliant stuff


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Re: IG Onion Bhaji (Kitchen Demonstration)
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2010, 07:48 PM »
Axe thanks very much for this. I must admit they do look the real business. I'll give them a try out tomorrow since I have none in the freezer now  :-\

Great thanks again.
Best wishes.
Cheers.

ps. now if only a BIR will tell me how THEY make their vindaloo paste I'd be a very happy piggy indeed.

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Re: IG Onion Bhaji (Kitchen Demonstration)
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2010, 09:35 PM »
Excellent post Axe  ;) Keep up the good work.

Chriswg Potatoes eh !! ;D


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Re: IG Onion Bhaji (Kitchen Demonstration)
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2010, 10:14 PM »
I don't mind adding to the plaudits axe. This is great stuff and thanks for sharing your experiences. Keep it coming.

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Re: IG Onion Bhaji (Kitchen Demonstration)
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2010, 10:39 PM »
Chriswg Potatoes eh !! ;D

Even our resident critic has to smell the roses. ONION BHAJIS HAVE POTATO IN!!!

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Re: IG Onion Bhaji (Kitchen Demonstration)
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2010, 11:14 PM »
Thanks for all the comments, it is appreciated.  :)


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Re: IG Onion Bhaji (Kitchen Demonstration)
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2010, 11:45 PM »
Much deserved Axe.
Keep well.

Thanks for all the comments, it is appreciated.  :)

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Re: IG Onion Bhaji (Kitchen Demonstration)
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2010, 12:41 AM »
Even our resident critic has to smell the roses. ONION BHAJIS HAVE POTATO IN!!!

Nah, something's not quite right, I'm afraid, Chris....I smell a fish  :P

Strictly speaking, if it has potato in it, it's a pakora, not an onion bhaji.  I suggest that, if you're looking for "the perfect onion bhaji", that is "traditional BIR", you lose the potatoes  ::)

Only my opinion, of course  :P

Axe, have you asked him why he adds potato and if they have always done it that way?  If not, can you please?
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Re: IG Onion Bhaji (Kitchen Demonstration)
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2010, 08:23 AM »
Axe,

simply love the post.

i particularly like the pic of the spice mix - the colour is a good match to that i've made of the IG recipe. i am now starting to believe that maybe that the spice mixes are genuine and nothing is missing.

very best wishes.


 

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