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  • Writer's pictureBenwen Lopez

Baked Bhajya

This afternoon I had a massive craving for something …  more like street food. A friend suggested bhajya.  But those are greasy. Naturally, I gravitate towards baked delights because it is much healthier and low in calories. These baked bhajyas are easy to make. Enjoy.  

Collect it:

· 1 large carrot

· 1 small potato

· 1 inch cubed of ginger (2.5cm cubed)

· 1/2 tsp sea salt

· 1 small onion finely chopped

· 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

· 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

· 1 heaped tsp garam masala

· 1 handful chopped parsley (or coriander​ leaves)

· 75 gms chickpea flour

Make it:

Grate the carrot, potato, ginger using a fine grater.

Add all ingredients into a mixing bowl (except the chickpea flour)

Sift the chickpea flour (to avoid lumps) on top of the ingredients in the bowl.

Mix all ingredients together thoroughly. This is easiest using your hands. Everything will come together and bind. I didn’t use any water in this.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Spoon tablespoon sized dollops onto the baking tray. Compress down slightly if you want them to be more like patties.

Bake in a preheated oven (180C) for about 25 minutes on either side. You might want to watch your oven as each oven is different.

Enjoy with chutney right away as a starter or snack.

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