Food for Every Soul

Heyyy Helpers!!! Welcome back to another edition of Food for Every Soul, a series by myself where I interview people from Help Force about their favorite and famous recipes! For this post, I decided to interview the demon, dedicated, achiever, passionate, and inspirational HF Admiral: Scorp!!! 

I started off by asking him some questions about this delicious recipe!


Hello Scorp! Thank you for me letting me interview you today! Can you tell us what recipe you will be telling us about today?

Scorp: Today, I will be talking about a popular Maharashtrian recipe called Kanda Bhajji (it would literally translate to Onion Fritters but there’s a slight difference).

Maharashtrian Kanda Bhaji | Onion Bhaji


Why is this recipe important to you, is it a family recipe or any history/story behind it?

Scorp: This recipe is important to me because its yum!


Here comes the best part, the Recipe!!! (As explained in detail by Scorp)

Kanda Bhaji

(For serving around two-four people)

» Take two fairly large onions, peel them, and place them on a chopping board

» Cut the onions vertically, and make thin cuts. I mostly prefer making very thin vertical cuts and then separating them by hand, so at the end you have lots of thin “onion sticks”

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» Crush the onions a bit, so that they lose some of their moisture content.

» Add 1.5 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of turmeric, 2 teaspoons of chilli powder (masala) and finally, add a general sprinkling of coriander seeds.

» Either take a large spoon or use your hands, and thoroughly mix the spices with the onions. There should be a fine coating of the spices on each slice by the time you’re done mixing.

» Now, adding around 3 tablespoons of besan (gram flour). Add a little water, and mix it thoroughly, to make a thick batter. If it becomes too thin, add more flour, if it becomes too thick, add more water.

» Once its done, place it aside for a few minutes and set up your frying apparatus. Pour as much oil as you like, as long as its deep enough to fry in

» Heat the oil up until its ready for frying, then take the onion-flour-batter, make golf ball sized balls out of it and start putting them in the oil to fry.

» Make sure to not burn your fingers. If you are using less oil, make sure to flip the onion-batter-balls regularly, and take them out when they look like this

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» The end result will look something like this. you can serve it with spicy sauce, ketchup or mint chutney, or just have it solo.
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Do you have any tips or tricks on making it or why people may like this recipe, or any memories from it?

Scorp: This recipe is actually very easy to make, it barely takes around 20 minutes once you get used to the steps. It makes for a great warm snack or even a lunch side item during cold weather. In Mumbai, its almost considered a tradition, to fry some bhajjis when it rains or when it gets too cold. Having some bhajis and a warm cup of tea or coffee while it rains outside is something millions of people enjoy!


Thank you for sharing this amazing yummy recipe with us Scorp!

Scorp: np!

 

With that everyone, we’ve reached the end of the post! We know you wanted to read more xD but I will be back next time with more fresh and delicious content! If anyone would like to share a recipe with us, DM me with your ideas!!!

Bon Appetit! <3

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Mayathefirst

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