Courgette and red onion bhajis

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Courgette and red onion bhajis
Courgette and red onion bhajis
  • Makes: 24

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Essentials recipe Courgette and red onion bhajis will bring a true taste of India to your party, plus they can be made ahead and reheated so you can relax and enjoy yourself


  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 2 red onions, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 courgettes, about 400g, grated and excess juice squeezed out
  • 5-6tbsp plain flour
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 1tbsp garam masala
  • 2tbsp mango chutney
  • 200ml vegetable oil

Serve the bhajis with any leftover mango chutney, or a cool yogurt dip.


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and cook the onions for 5 mins until soft.
  2. In a large bowl mix the onion, courgette, garlic, flour, egg, spice and mango chutney to create a thick paste.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil until very hot in a large saucepan. Use a tablespoon to drop spoonfuls of the mixture into the hot oil. Cook for 1-2 mins on each side until golden. To reheat if making ahead, put in a very hot oven for 5-6 mins.

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