Onion Bhajis with a Mango and Ginger Salsa and a Cucumber, Onion and Tomato Salad

Updated: Dec 10, 2019


Total Prep and Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Equipment Needed: Hob

Freezable: No

Serves: 2-3




If you love Indian food and plenty of fresh coriander, this is the perfect meal for you! This delicious vegan onion bhaji recipe goes incredible with a sweet and fresh mango salsa and a crunchy tomato and cucumber salad. What makes it better, is that it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish. In order to make this dish in 30 minutes.


Ingredients for Onion Bhajis with Fresh Mango Salsa and a Cucumber, Onion and Tomato Salad:


8 Small Onion Bhajis:

  • 100g of gram flour (chickpea flour)

  • 2 medium white onions

  • 3 tbsp of fresh coriander, chopped

  • 1 tsp of lemon juice

  • 1 green chilli, de-seeded

  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder

  • 1 tsp of ground cumin

  • 1/2 tsp of ground turmeric

  • 1 tsp of salt

  • 6 tbsp of water

  • 200ml of vegetable, rapeseed or sunflower oil (you may need more if you are cooking your bhajis in small batches)


Mango Salsa:

  • 1 fresh mango (you can also use approximately 200g of pre-chopped or frozen mango)

  • 2 tbsp of fresh coriander, chopped

  • 1 tsp of grated ginger

  • 1 tsp of lemon juice

  • 1/2 tsp of salt


Onion, Cucumber and Tomato Salad:

  • 1 tomato

  • 1/4 medium white onion

  • 1/4 of a cucumber

  • 1 tsp of lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp of fresh coriander, chopped

  • 1/2 tsp of salt


To Serve:

  • 4-6 chapattis or roti (you can also sub for burger buns, tortilla wraps or GF options)

  • Lettuce (optional)



Method:


1. Onion bhajis - Firstly, cut your onion in half and then thinly slice your onions length ways so they are long and thin.


2. Then, slice your green chilli and coriander and add to a bowl along with all your other onion bhaji ingredients apart from the oil and and sliced onion. Mix it together until it becomes a thick batter.


3. Then add your onion to the batter and mix together with your hands.


4. Add your oil to a small deep pan and put on a medium heat. Then, begin to form small discs with the onion bhaji batter and add to the hot oil in the pan. You should be able to fry 2- 4 bhajis at a time depending on the size of your pan.

4. Add your oil to a small deep pan and put on a medium heat. Then, begin to form small discs with the onion bhaji batter and add to the hot oil in the pan. You should be able to fry between 2- 4 bhajis at a time depending on the size of your pan.


5. Fry for around 3 to 4 minute on each side, or until golden, make sure you keep an eye on them as they can go from crispy golden heaven to burnt very quickly!


6. Mango salsa - while you're onion bhajis are cooking (or after if you prefer to keep an eye on them) - begin to slice your mango into small cubes and add to a bowl along with chopped coriander and grated ginger. Pour your salt and lemon juice over the salsa and then mix together.


7. Cucumber, tomato and onion salad - slice your cucumber, onion and tomato into small cubes and add to a bowl with salt, lemon and chopped coriander.



If you made this, I would love to hear from you! Comment below or get in touch on Instagram.


If you made this, I would love to hear from you! Comment below or get in touch on Instagram.

Here at Defying Hangry, we make delicious and easy vegan recipes that take no longer than 30 minutes to cook. All our meals contain a range of nutritious and easily accessible ingredients - to make even the busiest of mealtimes easy, healthy and quick. As well as vegan recipes, we also share a range of vegan gluten-free recipes and vegan nut-free recipes.

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