About Kanda Bhaji/Khekda Bhaji Recipe
Kanda bhaji also known as Khekda bhaji is a type of fritter made from sliced onions seasoned with spices, besan flour and deep fried in oil. It is extremely tasty, crispy and crunchy! It is a popular appetizer all over India. Every mumbaite is familiar to this favorite roadside snack.
Kanda bhaji needs no occasion.. Lunch, midday snacks, dinner, weddings, or rainy days. Nothing beats kanda bhaji with hot tea. It is fondly called as Khekda bhaji because it forms the shape of Khekda (crab) and is as crunchy as fried crabs when deep fried in oil. Kanda Bhaji is also eaten as a side dish with Sheera. Sweet sheera and spicy khekda bhaji compliments each other well.
There’s a historic fort in Maharashtra, Pune City called Sinhagad fort. It is a major tourist attraction and is famous mostly for the Khekda bhaji served there.
Kanda Bhaji/Khekda Bhaji Recipe
Ingredients2 big onions, thinly sliced1 cup besan½ cup rice flour4-5 green chillies chopped½ cup coriander leaves chopped1 tsp carom seeds1 tsp coriander powder1 tsp turmeric1 tsp red chilli powdera pinch of eating sodasalt as per tasteOil to fry
MethodMix all ingredients in a bowl except oil.
Add little water and merge everything with hands. You can add a tsp of hot oil in the batter to make it more crunchy.
Heat oil in pan.
Take a spoonful of kanda bhaji batter and pour it in medium hot oil. Don’t over heat the oil as it can burn the bhaji and keep it uncooked.
Let it fry for 2 minutes. Don’t stir frequently.
Turn to other side.
Remove it once it is golden brown in colour.
Serve it hot with chutneyof your choice.