Courgette bhajis

Courgette bhajis


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About this recipe: A delightful Indian take on the versatile British vegetable. Spicy little courgette patties are fried in oil, and served with chutney.

Christie Cambridgeshire, England, UK

Makes: 10 bhajis

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 250g courgettes, grated
  • 100g gram flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red chillies
  • 1/4 teaspoon parpika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 250ml vegetable oil

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Add salt to grated courgettes and mix thoroughly, retaining the water released. Leave to stand for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add all other ingredients except oil to form a batter.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan, and add the batter carefully one tablespoon at a time. Fry over medium heat till golden brown, turning once.
  4. Serve with your favourite chutney.

Other ideas

Add a pinch of nigella and ajwain seeds for an authentic Indian flavour.

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Reviews (4)


very easy and excellent taste. I hadn't got garlic or ginger paste, but I have tried substituting both real garlic and ginger and also dried ingredients and it still tasted great. - 15 Oct 2013


A tasty and unusual way to use up some of those extra courgettes! - 09 Jul 2012


We love these, a great way to use a glut of courgettes. Great to make and freeze - 08 Jan 2016

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