Bhajias or Chilli Bites

A recipe from my friend Noori in Zimbabwe.
4ozs 125g wholemeal flour
1 medium onion, grated
1 tsp ground cumin
salt and pepper
1 Tblsp cake flour
1 medium potato, grated
1 chilli, chopped
1 tsp baking powder
Mix together dry ingredients in a bowl. Add rest of the ingredients with enough water to make a thick batter.
Take 1 Dsp at a time and drop it into a pan of hot vegetable oil. Fry to a light golden colour, making sure they are cooked inside.
Drain on kitchen paper.
Serve warm.
Add a cupful of shredded lettuce, or spinach or watercress to the basic recipe.
Diced small, potatoes, bananas or marrow can be added.


About heatherlamont

I was brought up in the Belgium Congo (DRC). Trained as a nurse and midwife in England with tropical diseases from Liverpool University. Married Tony Lamont in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Lived in England for 20 years. Wrote GOURMET VEGAN published by Gollancz. Moved to Australia in 1995. Tony and I now live on a farm in Queensland Australia.
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