We call the snack in the fore-front of this pic ''wara' at home but some know them as fluffy pakoras. These tasty snacks are made from gram flour mixed with onions, very thin slices of potato, chillis, coriander, fenugreek and cumin.
1 cup gram flour
2 tsp. whole cumin
1 tsp. salt
1 green chili chopped
1 bunch of coriander, chopped
½ tsp. garlic paste
1 level tsp. ENO salt (the one that comes in a blue bottle)
1 small onion diced very finely
1 small potato sliced very thinly
Sieve your gram flour, add in the salt, cumin and garlic paste. Stir in some water, making sure your mixture is heavy and thick. Add the coriander, chilies, diced onion and potato slices. Stir them in well.
Heat your oil, and when you're ready to start frying, lastly add the ENO salt into your mixture. You will notice it immediately effervescing and bubbling up. Mix it in quickly and scoop a small ball of the mixture with your hand (like kalimatis) and drop into the oil. You will notice it expanding in the hot oil, and that is a good thing. Fry on medium heat so they don't burn from the outside. Keep dropping more in the oil, then stir and turn them around. Make sure you fry them well so the tiny slices of potatoes in the bhajia get cooked, if you take them out too soon they will remain raw. Drain on paper napkins and serve hot.