Bhajis are a very popular Indian food which can be enjoyed as a starter, accompaniment to a meal or more popularly as a snack. They are spicy, similar to what westerners know as fritters, and can be made from a variety of vegetables including onions, potato or cabbage. However, in the Assam region of India the most common ingredient is Houttuynia cordata leaves.
Houttuynia cordata or masundari bhajis are chopped Houttuynia cordata leaves dipped in batter then fried. This is a very easy to make snack and because all the ingredients are always available in any kitchen they are also the perfect comfort food too.
150 grams Houttuynia cordata leaves
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
3 tbsp lentil
1 tbsp mustard oil
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Pinch of salt
2 Houttuynia cordata leaves to garnish
Wash the Houttuynia cordata leaves and allow to dry.
Soak the lentils for around 30 minutes.
Heat the mustard oil in a frying pan and fry the chopped garlic.
Add the turmeric powder and lentils.
On a low heat fry the lentils for about 2 minutes.
Add the Houttuynia cordata leaves
Add the salt and fry on a medium heat until crispy.
Serve with garnish.
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