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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Crispy Onion Fritters And my Crate&Barrel Loot

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Recently I got a $100 gift-certificate for Crate and Barrel from Beso to spend on what I wanted. I wanted a lot. Almost the whole shop. But this is what I got,plenty of odds and ends for props -
A couple of Atoll Blue French Sugar bowls(For Salt and Pepper), Lodge Cast-Iron Tiny skillet(2) and Mini Skillet(1), Pin-Dot Ramekins in Vibrant Orange(2),Mini Take-out Chinese-style Ramekins(2),Stockholm Ramekins (6),Spiral Corn Picks in Chrome(6), Glass Nosh Bowls (2), Set of 3-rectangular potluck bakers. My, that does seem like a lot and all for slightly over $100 bucks(Grand Total:$100.50) inclusive of taxes and such. I only paid for $9 bucks for S &H.Now that is a loot. Don't you agree?
Brr, I can get easily carried away by the purchases I make. About the recipe, its a super quick and tasty appetizer that can be had with a cup of coffee or tea.
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup Chickpea Flour("Besan" Flour, available in Indian stores)
  • 3 tbsp Rice Flour
  • 3 tbsp Cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 Medium Red Onions, vertically slit
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp Butter/Clarified Butter, melted
  • 2 Green Chillies, finely chopped
  • A pinch of Baking Soda
  • Salt for Taste
  • 3-4 cups Corn Oil for Deep Frying
For garnish:
  • 3-4 Dry red Chilies
  • 2 Stalks Curry leaves
Procedure:
  • Mix all of the above ingredients, except for the garnish, in a bowl with little water to make a thick batter. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • In a shallow pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil and fry the dry red chili and curry leaves. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
  • In a thick bottomed pan, heat 3-4 cups of corn oil.
  • Drop the batter using a spoon and fry until it is evenly browned. Drain on paper towels and serve warm/room temperature with  a cup of  hot tea.
Note:
  • Store it in an air-tight container for up to a week.
Enjoy!
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42 comments:

  1. Congratulations CL.. That is a loot.... and the fritters look delicious. Perfect for the rainy evenings.

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  2. Lovely fritters... I can single handedly finish them off..lol... Too jealous abt the crate & barrel gift card :-) Love that shop...

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  3. Lassie..want those now..Onion fritters looks absolutely tempting and crunchy..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  4. Congratulations on getting the lovely props for the kitchen.Onion fritters look crispy and delicious.

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  5. Now THAT is a great loot!!! :).. Onion fritters look great!!!

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  6. Congrats CL...Crispy onion fritters is really inviting..

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  7. congratualation on your CL. Onion fritters looks really crispy and yummy.

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  8. Those pakoras look fabulous! and I liked the chinese takeout ramekins- how cool is that!

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  9. This would be better than onion rings with my cheeseburger. Yummy!

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  10. Perfect Looking fritters..That's truly a loot..Congrats Lassie !!

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  11. That's really a loot. Fritters looks delicious.

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  12. Lucky you..my mom is such a fan of C&B, we have 2 literally drag her out..im def visiting one on my next US trip

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  13. Congrats CL:-) fritters look crisp and yummy..tempted to eat the whole thing now..

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  14. Congratulations you bought awesome stuff.
    Your onion fritters are really yummy, great colour too ♥

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  15. Wow, the fritters are amazingly looking and what crispiness, I mean you can see that even in the pic.

    OMG, those are too many things, I would love to have each and every one of those, all wonderful products, enjoy and use and show us off :)

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  16. congrats dear, delicious onion fritters, great

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  17. Whoa you seriously cleaned up at Crate and Barrel! Awesome!

    Personally, I'd rather have this meal though. It looks and sounds fantastic!

    Oh and I would LOVE to have a NYC area blogger meet up!

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  18. Crate and Barrel followed by Pottery Barn are stores that I cannot easily resist. Way cool that you received a gift certificate!

    Your onion fritters look darn good.

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  19. congrats for the gift ...onion fritters looks crispy n delicious ...very tempting click

    satya
    http://superyummyrecipes.com

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  20. Sounds like you had fun shopping:) Love your crunchy onion dish. We just ate one of those Blooming Onions that are served at Outback. It was so good. Yours sounds even better.

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  21. That's a LOT of stuff for 100 bucks! Love them all - esp the take-out style ramekins and the rectangular bakers. Pakoras looking crispy and yum!!

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  22. வாழ்த்துக்கள் கூல்..ஆஹா...நல்லா இருக்கின்றது நீங்க வாங்கிய பொருட்கள்....அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...

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  23. I have the same problem at c & b...I want everything. These look really delicious.

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  24. That is a loot Cl...wow! u lucky girl..enjoy it!!:) am sure u cannot wait for it to get home. love the pin dot ramekin!
    fritters look awesome....!

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  25. These onion fritters look so crispy and delicious!

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  26. Congratz CL...anything for me??? hehehe ;)

    WOW Onion fritters! Perfect for a teabreak! Ooo la la...:D

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  27. lucky gal! The pakodas looks nice and crunchy :D

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  28. Hi Lassie

    As the name suggests, the onion fritters look crispy and wonderful.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  29. Congrats dear..you brought wonderful stuff..onion fitters looks absolutely delicious..inviting.

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  30. lassie,how tempting those onion fritters looooooook...simply delicious.......my my wht a awesome shopping...love beso and C&B.wht a lovely collection of kitchen stuff u bought...smart choice ..what a loooooot..simply love those baking trays and cute cast iron pan...heading to the store.....

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  31. Congrats, Lassie..Loved those crispy and delicious onion fritters..

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  32. The otherwise regular bajias are prepared so well & perfect.... It is getting irresistibly tempting..... :)

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  33. your fritters look so very good!!!!! yumm.....
    hey thanks for the heads up about Beso's...I must be living under a rock I have never heard of them....now I'm so glad I know about them!

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  34. delicious fritters.. looks so colorful and best tea time snack

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  35. A great recipe! Those onions look so scrumptious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  36. Perfect for monsoon with a cup of masala chai

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