Fritters are very common snacks in Malaysia. Cekodok bawang is also commonly known jemput jemput bawang. It is called ‘jemput’ because of the bite-size of the fritters. They are crunchy on the outside and nice and fluffy on the inside. Beside onions you can use other main ingredients like anchovies, corn kernels, onions or shrimps in it. This is a simple fritters compare to the more elaborate ones that I made before. You can check out my previous posting here. For this all you have to do is mix all the ingredients and drop the batter by a spoonful into the oil and shallow fried it up instead of deep fried. As usually this is serves with chili sauce. You can serve this snack for afternoon tea or as an appetizer when you have company over.
1 ½ cups flour
2 tbsp corn flour
1 ½ - 1 ¾ cups water (depend how thick you want the batter)
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 red chili – cut small
1 small onion - cut into small cubes
1 small bunch Chinese chives – cut small
15 shrimps – peeled and deveined and roughly chopped
2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir well. Heat up some oil in a non-stick pan and drop the batter by a spoonful into the oil. Shallow fry them on both sides until golden brown.
3. Remove and drain the oil on paper towels. Serve warm with chili sauce.
I am entering this post in the Muhibbah Malaysian Monday roundup, created and hosted by Sharon of Test with a Skewer and Suresh of 3 Hungry Tummies.