Grain Free Onion Bahji & Cilantro Parathas! (Dairy/ Gluten/ Nut/ Egg & Coconut Free)
Onion Bahju and Parathas are our favorite Indian appetizers. So I just had to recreate them grain free. Both are pretty simple to throw together. The onion bahji is reminiscent of onion rings except the onions are chopped then mixed with breading and spices. Parathas are basically a tortilla made with Indian Spices and sometimes stuffed with cheese and vegetables. I chose to take a simpler version using cilantro and turmeric as my seasoning. Both of these recipes turned out incredible delicious!
In a bowl mix together 1 large onion diced, 3 Tbsp of Cassava Flour, 6 ½ Tbsp of Starch (Arrowroot, Tapioca or Potato Starch), 1 Tsp of Tumeric Powder, 1 Tsp of Cumin Powder, 1 Tsp of Garam Masala, 2 ½ Tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro and then stir in 5 Tbsp of water. Heat up oil of choice in a small pot. Drop clumps of about a tbsp of the mixture into the hot oil about fry until golden and crispy. You’ll end up with about 15-20 onion bahji. Serve Immediately. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
To a mixing bowl add 122 grams (3/4 cup) of Cassava Flour and 63 grams (1/2 cup) of Arrowroot or Tapioca Starch. Add to the bowl ½ Cup + 3 Tbsp of Boiling hot water. Mix into the flour and start the kneed the dough with your hands. Then add ½ tsp of salt, 5 Tbsp of Palm Shortening, ½ tsp of Onion powder, ¼ Tsp of Turmeric powderand 3 Tbsp of Finely Chopped fresh Cilantro. Kneed to form a dough. Form into 14 tbsp sized balls and roll out into circles between two sheets of parchment (or use a tortillas press between two small squares of parchment). Place in a lightly oiled skillet and cook at medium heat for about a minute on each side. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Egg Free: yes
Nut Free: yes
Dairy Free: yes
Low Carb: no
Sugar Free: yes
Aip Friendly: yes, use arrowroot starch
21 Day Sugar Detox: yes
Ketogenic Diet: no