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 Vegan Onion Bhaji Burger
2 Red Onion £0.60
1 Chilli £0.30
5 cm Ginger £0.30
1 tsp Turmeric £0.10
1 tsp Garam masala £0.10
1 tsp Coriander Seeds £0.10
1/2 tsp Nigella Seeds £0.05
300 g Gram Flour £0.25
(Indian flour made from yellow split peas & Chick Peas)
200 ml water
5 Vegan (Make No Bones) Brioche Buns £1.75
(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.
Cost £3.45 Cost per head £0.69
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.