For the lemon rice

For the salad

  • 70g coconut yogurt
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • pack of coriander, chopped
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 170g carrots, cut into thin strips or coarsely grated
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped (optional)


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Mix the flour with the spices and bouillon, and the tomato purée with the eggs. Toss the carrot, onion and ginger in the flour mix. Pour in the eggs, mix well and stir in the oil.

  • STEP 2

    Oil a large baking tray. Spoon on 12 neat mounds of batter. Bake for 20-25 mins until golden.

  • STEP 3

    For the rice, heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat and fry the rice and spices for 1 min. Add the stock and peel. Simmer for 20-25 mins until the rice is tender and the liquid absorbed.

  • STEP 4

    Mix the salad ingredients together and serve with the hajis and rice. If you're following the healthy diet plan, serve half the bhajis and rice with half the salad. Cool the remaining bhajis and rice and keep chilled with the rest of the salad for up to three days. Reheat the bhajis at 180C/160C fan/gas 4 for 10-15 mins until piping hot. Reheat the rice in the microwave. Serve with the salad.

    This recipe is part of our free 7-day Healthy Diet Plan. This easy-to-follow, nutritionist-created plan will inspire you to cook and eat more healthily. Nourish yourself with seven days of meals, snacks and treats.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2023


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