Indian Cooking Homework

In our house homework is one of the biggest causes of arguments!!

Getting them to start it, keeping them on task while they are doing it and explaining things they get stuck on without causing World War Three is no mean feat.

So when number three informed me she had to chose and prepare a dish from India I knew it would take more input from me but would be enjoyed much more than the usual pile of worksheets.

We settled on onion bhaji as they are a favourite here and seemed quite easy for a nine year old to cook by herself.  Here how we did it:

Onion Bhaji

  • 2 eggs
  • 3 thinly sliced onions
  • 120g plain flour
  • 1tsp ground coriander
  • 1tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3tbsp vegetable oil


Firstly beat the eggs in a large bowl.

A bit at a time add the flour, coriander and cumin and mix well.

Add to this the sliced onion and coat well with the mixture.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan and  add tbsp sized blobs of mixture to the pan and fry for a minute on each side.

Once cooked leave to drain on some kitchen paper. 


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