Yes we all love onion bhajis in the UK but how many can we possibly eat? OK we can eat a lot but have you ever been tempted to try something different? These are potato bhajis and are super simple to make. They are incredibly crispy and can be a great snack or starter when you have people over. These are my absolute favourite and is something that your friends and family will just love. Just watch them fly out of the bowl!
Every Gujarati person will have their own recipe for this dish, but this is how I made mine.
I peeled two or three medium potatoes and sliced them as thin as possible. If you have a food processor or a slicer that can do it for you then I highly recommend it, if not a good old knife will do the trick. Just watch your fingers.
In a bowl, mix the following ingredients:
- 2 heaped tbsp Gram flour (chickpea flour)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1tsp turmeric
- 1tsp chilli powder
- 1tsp coriander and cumin powder
- 1 tsp ginger and garlic paste
- 1/2 tsp green chilli (chopped)
- A handful of chopped coriander
I don’t really use measurements so these are just a guide, if you don’t like spicy food then you don’t have to add chilli, just adjust the recipe to your taste. Add enough cold water to make a pancake batter consistency and then add the sliced potatoes and make sure they are all coated evenly.
And that is it. All you have to do now is carefully drop each slice of potato coated in the batter into a deep fat fryer or a pan filled with oil. They will only take a few minutes to cook and will come out nice and crispy!
Take this from me, if you are the one making these then try not to eat them all as soon as they come out of the fryer or you will get a stomach ache. But it was worth it…
Serve with a spicy chutney or ketchup for those who don’t like it too hot. Enjoy!