Onion Bhaji Burger
The Onion Bhaji Burger is one of our favourites from BOSH!: Simple recipes. This has easily been my most used book since beginning my Vegan journey. Very adaptable, affordable and great ideas for the family.
Ingredients for Onion Bhaji Burger
2 Red Onion
5 cm Ginger
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Garam masala
1 tsp Coriander Seeds
1/2 tsp Nigella Seeds
300 g Gram Flour
(Indian flour made from yellow split peas & Chick Peas)
200 ml water
5 Vegan (Make No Bones) Brioche Buns
(Alternatively any vegan bun)
A Deep Fat Fryer or a Deep Pan with Oil no more than half way full
Please note: Using a pan fryer can be very dangerous. Heat it slowly on low-med heat. Try a little bit of the mix and it should bubble. If not just adjust the heat slightly until ready.
Overheated Oil can catch alight and cause serious injuries.
Creating the Onion Bhaji Burger
Prep Time 20 mins
Cooking Time 5 mins
- First and foremost wash your hands
- Finely slice the 2 red onions and put into a large mixing bowl
- Remove the stalk & seeds from 1 chilli and finely slice – add to the bowl
- Peel 5cm Ginger with a teaspoon and grate into the bowl
- Crush the 1 tsp Coriander Seeds Seeds in a Pestle and Mortar – add to the bowl
- Add to the bowl – 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp garam masala and 1/2 tsp Nigella Seeds
- Stir 300 g gram flour into the mix so it is evenly distributed
- Slowly pour 200 ml water into the bowl whilst stirring to incorporate into the mix and combine well.
- Optional – If you have a small pan where you can only cook 1 or 2 Bhaji at a time. Put a tray in the oven and put on Gas 2 to keep your Bhaji warm whilst cooking the rest. The bhaji will become soggy if you do follow stage 6.
- Test the Oil with a little of the batter
- Weigh 140g mix into a bowl
- Gather onto a large slotted metal spoon and hold it just above the oil and let it drop in gently
- This first one is a good test to check your oil heat
- When you feel it is evenly cooked (approximately 4-5 mins) take it from the oil with the spoon and drain, then place on a tray line with kitchen roll
- Now the first one has worked you can proceed to weigh another 140g Bhaji & then another to the other side of the pan
- Following this cook the last two
- If you have a much larger fryer you may be able to cook more at once
- Spread choice of sauce on your bun (I used Vegan Mayo one side and Mango Chutney the other)
- Last but not least add the Onion Bhaji with salad, sliced tomato or anything your heart desires.