Recipe for Bhaja


1 cup chickpea flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
2 teaspoon coriander, ground
3 teaspoon cumin, ground
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoon white or blue poppy seeds
1 oil for deep frying
1 choose any or combinations:
1 potatoes, sweet potatoes,
1 cut into 1/4 rounds,
1 eggplant, cut into 1/3 rds


Combine flour, soda, spices in a bowl & slowly add about 1 c water. The batter should be thin. Add poppy seeds to batter just before you are ready to use it & mix in.

Pour enough oil in a wok to come to 2" depth. Heat over a lowish heat.

dip vegetables into batter & fry in single layer in the wok. Fry, stiring occasionally, for about 7 minutes or so. They should be golden on both sides & cooked through. Remove with a slotted spoon & drain well on paper towels. Do all vegetables this way. Serve with beer. :)

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