Masala Chai & Golden Cloud Spinach Chili Bites (Bhajia)

This Masala Chai & Golden Cloud Spinach Chilli Bites recipe is the ultimate recipe for any occasion. Using Golden Cloud and a few other ingredients, create a delicious party starter. These Chilli bites are hot and tasty! Using Golden Cloud flour, make a delightful snack that everyone loves! See the recipe below.


Masala chai powder:

  • Two cinnamon sticks
  • ½ tsp black peppercorns
  • ½ tsp white peppercorns
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • 4-6 cloves
  • 6-7 cardamom pods
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg powder
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger powder (dry)

Masala Chai:

  • 2 tbsp loose tea leaves (or four tea bags)
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, crushed roughly
  • 500ml boiling water
  • 200ml evaporated milk
  • 200ml condensed milk
  • 300-400ml full cream milk
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1 tbsp Masala Chai Powder Blend

Chilli Bites (Bhajias):

  • 125ml Chickpea flour
  • 250ml Golden Cloud flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • two medium-sized onions, chopped
  • 250ml spinach, chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp green chillies, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 3 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 150-200ml cold water
  • Salt to taste
  • Sunflower Oil for deep frying

Green Chutney:

  • 2 cups fresh coriander
  • 1 cup fresh mint
  • 1-2 green chillies
  • two whole garlic
  • 1 tbsp roasted peanuts
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • one lemon
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Salt to taste


For masala chai powder:

  • Grind all the ingredients into a fine powder

For masala chai:

  • Add masala chai powder blend, water, teal leaves (or bags), and ginger.
  • Boil on high heat for 5 minutes.
  • Lower the heat and add evaporated milk, condensed milk, milk and sugar.
  • Brew for 15 minutes on low to medium heat. Bring to a heavy boil in the last 3-4 minutes. Strain and serve.

For chilli bites:

  • Sift together the chickpea flour and Golden Cloud Flour. Add the baking powder, salt, onions, spinach, turmeric, chillies, cumin powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, ginger paste, and fresh coriander and mix gently.
  • Heat a heavy-based pot with oil for deep frying.
  • Add water to the flour mixture until a thick batter is formed. Gently spoon mixture into the oil and deep fry till golden and cooked through.
  • Transfer onto a paper towel to drain excess oil.

For the green chutney:

  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Serves 4
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