Baked carrot & nigella seed bhajis with raita

Baked carrot & nigella seed bhajis with raita

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 12, as a snack or canapé

A healthy baked carrot alternative to much-loved Indian side dish onion bhajis. Serve these golden, crispy snacks as part of a thali or curry feast

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal70
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 100g gram flour (chickpea flour)
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp nigella seeds
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
    Ginger

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  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 large carrots (about 400g), peeled, ends trimmed and spiralized into thin noodles
    Carrot

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    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 2 tsp vegetable oil

For the raita

  • ½ cucumber, grated
  • 150g pot of natural yogurt
  • ½ small pack of mint, leaves finely chopped
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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.Line one large or two medium baking trays with baking parchment.

  2. Mix all the ingredients for the carrot bhajis, apart from the carrot and oil, together in a large bowl to form a thick batter. If the mixture looks a little dry add a splash of water. Stir in the sprialized carrots, cutting any large spirals in half, and season.

  3. Dollop 12 spoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking tray, leaving enough space to flatten the bhajis with the back of a spoon. Drizzle over the oil and bake for 25 mins or until golden brown, flipping the bhajis halfway.

  4. While the bhajis are cooking, squeeze any excess moisture from the cucumber using a tea towel then combine all the ingredients for the raita together in a small bowl, seasoning to taste. Serve alongside the baked bhajis.

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flauffy
15th Aug, 2017
5.05
This recipe was ideal to try out my new spiralizer! Very tasty bhajis which we served with a veg curry. I used plain flour as didn't have gram, and added a fair splash of water to get a gloopy consistency for the batter. Yummy!
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