Onion Bahjis with Raita

Bahjis is an Indian dish that can be compared to Japanese Tempura.  They can consist of a variety of different vegetables or just one kind of vegetable.  They are battered and deep fried. They make a great appetizer or just a snack to share with friends.  The Bahjis are served along with Raita, which is a cooling yogurt dip.  Raita is served with any Indian meal.  The addition of cucumbers helps cool any spiciness that may be in an Indian dish.

Preparation Time                          15 minutes                                                          Cooking Time                                  15 minutes                                          Servings                                            20 Bahjis                                             

Ingredients:

Bahjis

2 onions thinly sliced

¾ cup garbanzo bean (chickpea) flour

1 tbsp Spice Squad Garam Masala

1tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp lemon juice

2 tsp salt

6 tbsp of water

¼ cup avocado oil

Raita

1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt

1 cup finely chopped and seeded cucumber

1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro

1/2 teaspoon Spice Squad Garam Masala

1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Mix onions, garbanzo bean flour, Spice Squad Garam Masala, turmeric, lemon juice, salt and water together by hand in a bowl.  Pour avocado oil in a cast iron skillet and heat up till oil in rippling.  Test the oil by dropping a little bit of the mixture in the pan and if it sizzles, it is ready.  Measure out 1 tbsp of batter and drop in hot oil.  Fry for one minute on each side.  Remove from skillet and put on paper towel.  Repeat till all batter is used up.

Combine Greek yogurt, cucumber, cilantro, Spice Squad Garam Masala and salt in a medium size bowl.  Stir completely and serve along with Bahjis.  Enjoy!