A bhaji burger is so simple to make.
There are only a few ingredients which don't need to be exact and that's definitely my kind of recipe
In fact you can chop and change the ingredients according to what you fancy or what you have in the kitchen already
And it's an absolute star of a foody idea if you've got friends round for supper
And on top of all that - it's actually quite healthy too
I'm not going to give you quantities, sorry, it's just how I roll. When I made these i didn't measure, I just guessed and used a bit of common sense.
I'm not that clever so I am sure you can do the same
You will need:
chick pea flour (gram flour)
olive oil for frying
Yep, that's it. You don't even need egg because it all sticks together quite nicely without egg, which makes this an excellent vegan recipe
First choose your vegetables. I used celery, carrot, and mostly courgette because my daughter is over-run with courgettes in her garden today, and some of them have grown into full blown marrows. You could go for the traditional onion bhaji if you prefer
So next get a big bowl and grate or finely chop your veg
Quantity? I used one courgette, a tiny wee carrot and about half a stqlk of celery, but as I said it really doesn't matter all that much
Then add your seasoning - whatever you fancy, but remember that a bhaji usually is spicy so add salt pepper and curry powder, spice turmeric, paprika - however you like it.
Then add maybe about two to three heaped tablespoons of gram flour and mix it all together. If your veg is quite "wet" it will stick together but you'll most like have to add a few splashes of water to bring it all together into a very thick sticky batter.
Heat the oil in a frying pan on a medium setting and add a dollop to the pan
Then flatten it - easier said than done because it's so sticky. I find gently "chopping" at it with a knife to spread it out. You want it spread out quite thin, but no so thin that it will fall apart
After a few minutes lift up one edge to check that it holds together then flip it over
I served mine up with some rocket and chives from the garden, a dollop of ketchup and a home made flat bread
but of course it would be just as tasty in a bun or a tortilla wrap
Your're really going to have delicious fun time with this.
The idea came from this fantastic book
That's one pound in UK money by the way (£1) not one pound in weight and its a book full of tasty recipes for cheap healthy vegan meals for one person that can easily be adapted to larger quantities
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