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Offline solarsplace

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Re: Onion Bhaji Group Test
« Reply #80 on: December 08, 2010, 09:40 AM »
Hi VC

... can you sub it for something else? ...

OMG! you used the substitute word  :o - I predict certain members will 'do one' about that ;)

Maybe VC could do the ones that don't need Kashmiri masala paste? - I think it was only 2 of 6?

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Re: Onion Bhaji Group Test
« Reply #81 on: December 08, 2010, 09:53 AM »
How about you Phil?
I confess, with some shame, that I find the idea of these group tests somewhat onerous and daunting.  Just preparing one version of a recipe can be hard work : preparing multiple versions is, I am sorry to say, more than I feel able to take on.

I know that these group tests are a well-established feature of CR0, and I am sure that they have real value, but speaking purely personally I would prefer a simpler approach whereby we had (say) just a "recipe of the week" which everyone was invited to prepare and then the results collated in a spreadsheet or table.  Has this been discussed before, and if so, what was the general opinion ?

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Re: Onion Bhaji Group Test
« Reply #82 on: December 08, 2010, 02:29 PM »
Vindaloo-crazy have you tried this site......
http://www.indiacurry.com
If you have a dig through it you'll find the recipes for most spice mixes and pastes.
I use it for making pastes, that way i can leave out any vinegar or better still citrus which Jen's allergic to.
Better still....
http://www.indiacurry.com/spice/kashmirigarammasala.htm

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Re: Onion Bhaji Group Test
« Reply #83 on: December 08, 2010, 03:48 PM »
Phil - These ones were the easiest so far. You just chop up all the onions as usual, split them into 6 piles, then add the ingredients as per the recipes. As they all take a minimum of 5 mins to cook you can get the next batch ready while the current ones cook. You can get through all of these in under an hour. I kept mine warm in the oven so I could taste them all side by side. If you did 2 different recipes at a time you'd be done in 3 batches which should only take half an hour.

You'll be pleased you gave it a go!
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Re: Onion Bhaji Group Test
« Reply #84 on: December 08, 2010, 03:49 PM »
You'll be pleased you gave it a go!
You are very persuasive, Chris  :)  No promises, but I will try to give it a go as and when time (and poorly pussy cat) permit ...

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Re: Onion Bhaji Group Test
« Reply #85 on: December 09, 2010, 08:07 AM »
Some of you might have noticed when I introduced myself in the new members section I specifically mentioned cooking Onion Bhaji. I have struggled when deep frying them. Either they fall apart or do not cook properly in the centre. Clearly I am doing something wrong. I can now try the recipies and tips on this site and try again and hope to have better luck next time.

However I did come across a recipe on line which uses pre fried onions and the bhajis cook in the oven.

Recipe goes something like this:

Fry about 5/6 chopped onions 10 minutes.

Add half teaspoons of ground turmeric, corriander, cumin, ginger, chilli.

Fry a little longer.

Add to a bowl containing 3oz chickpea flour, half TSP salt, ground cumin & coriander.

Mix in 1 tablespoon full tomato puree & a little water.

Divide into Bhaji size pieces and put in a hot oven about 10 mins.

This worked for me. It may stand a bit of tweaking before it would win any prizes.

I post this for discussion.

Has anyone tried this method before?

Is it just not the "done thing" to cook your Bajis in the oven?

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Re: Onion Bhaji Group Test
« Reply #86 on: December 09, 2010, 08:35 AM »
Hi Mike
Nothing wrong in cooking your bhajis in the oven if you want a more healthy option but if its 100% BIR then its the oil method for me and in particular partially cooking and then finishing off when needed.
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Re: Onion Bhaji Group Test
« Reply #87 on: December 09, 2010, 12:27 PM »
Hi Mike

Work your way through the group test -

Mine: http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=5057.0
IG's: http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=4443.0 (use small version at end of main post)
Dip's: http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=4429.0
VC: http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=4924.0
UB's: Post 6 on this thread - http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=4978.0
CA's: http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=1820.0

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Re: Onion Bhaji Group Test
« Reply #88 on: December 09, 2010, 12:45 PM »
Thanks matt3333, Good point well put.

Thanks chriswg, I intend to.

Mike

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Re: Onion Bhaji Group Test
« Reply #89 on: December 09, 2010, 05:17 PM »
is the oil used to cook bhajis in worth adding to curry?  i have always felt a good balti curry should have some bhaji oil in it.  do members use the bhaji oil for cooking curry with?


 

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