Recipe: Broccoli Bhajis

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: About 20-24 bhajis

Recipe: Broccoli Bhajis

Starter, Side, Picnic or Lunch Box -- Gluten free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian

Make ahead and warm through to reheat or eat cold. Nice served with a yoghurt dip or cashew nut sauce for dairy free.

Cooked bhajis freeze well , freeze individually first on a plate or tray then put them in a bag, box or jar (stops them all sticking together!)

Inspired by Maple Spice

    Fresh Ingredients
  • 1 broccoli head
  • 1 chilli (about a 5 cm long piece is enough chilli)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
    Store Cupboard Ingredients
  • 70g gram flour (also known as chickpea flour, garbanzo bean flour or besan)
  • 1 heaped teaspoon arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon salt
    Equipment
  • Chopping Board
  • Knife
  • Food Processor or blender
  • Bowl
  • Small frying pan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Mixing bowl
  • Fork
  • Measuring jug
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Baking tray lined with greased parchment or non-stick foil
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celcius.
  2. Chop the onion, chilli and garlic.
  3. Fry the onion in some coconut oil until softened and going translucent, add the chilli and garlic and fry for another 30 seconds. Set aside.
  4. Chop the tough stalk off the broccoli and process the florets to a fine consistency (as if you were making broccoli rice) and put into your mixing bowl.
  5. Add all dry ingredients into your mixing bowl – 70g gram flour, 1 heaped tbspn arrowroot, 1 tspn gluten free baking powder, half a tspn of turmeric, half a tspn of salt and a grind of pepper. Stir together to mix really well making sure you have no lumps of flour.
  6. Add the beaten egg and stir well. You want a really thick batter consistency. You might need to add a tablespoon or so of water if your egg wasn't big enough and it is too dry.
  7. Add the onion, garlic and chilli from the frying pan and stir well again to combine through.
  8. Take a teaspoon and scoop up a heaped spoon’s worth of the mixture and roll it roughly into a ball. It helps if your hands are wet. Put them onto the baking tray. I find this is a good size.
  9. Repeat until all the mixture is gone.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes or until fully cooked and lightly golden brown on top.
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Recipe: Broccoli Bhajis
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