Monday, September 25, 2006

Awesome Blossom

Awesome Blossom :- It is the name of an appetizer served in Chili's Restaurant, a fresh whole onion sliced to look like flower "blossom" and served crispy-crunchy and steaming hot.

Chili's Awesome Blossom Pics

Here is my version of it.

  • Onion-1 medium
  • Besan/Gram Flour(kadalai maavu in tamil)-little more than 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour-2 tbsps (makes it crispy on the outside)
  • Baking soda-2 pinches
  • Red Chilli Powder-1/2 tsp
  • Pepper Powder-1/4 tsp
  • Salt-as required
  • Water-to mix the flours
  • Oil-to deep fry

Cut the onions with the roots on so the layers are not seperated like in the pics.(Chili's version looked like a whole fried onion.I tried to cut the onions that way but ended up with the below version)

In a bowl add all the dry ingrediants and add water little by little to make into a dipping consistency.It shouldn't be too watery or too thick.The battery should coat the onions well.Use your fingers to seperate the individual petals as you dip into the batter so that each layer is coated well with the batter and drop them into the oil.Deep fry till golden brown and crispy.

Awesome blossom - my version

Serve it with hot tea/coffee with chutney or tomato sauce or any spicy sauce.

M's Comments
  • Taste-super
  • Appreance-not bad for a copykat
After posting my version,i came across the almost original recipe at Awesome Blossom


tastycooks said...

It looks like small deep fried banana's.Very nice pic.

Hema said...

I have seen a Paula Dean's episode on Food Network where she made this. She used a really huge onion and it looked close to the chili's blossom. the trick was to cut it into strips from one side and leave the bottom attached. Good try!

Rashmi said...

Thanks TC.

Hema-thanks for the tip.Will try whole onion next time.

Anonymous said...

Hi- Came across your blog for the first time... welcome to the world of food blogging!
Boston was my first US city too! It's hard to leave boston, isn't it?

Krithika said...

This is a great version of what is served in the restaurant. You have a lovely blog.

Pavani said...

Your blossom looks delicious. Nice twist to good old onion pakodas. Will try this soon. Thanks for sharing.

Rashmi said...

Thanks Mandira for visiting.Yeah the first city always feel like your home.

Thanks Kirthika,Pavani.

karpagam said...

HI first time i came across ur blog.....thanx for this recipe...i tried and my whole family tried it