I’m going to be totally honest with you here – I would literally live on Indian food if I could do so and still lose weight. Seekh kebabs, tikka masala, bhajis…. mmmm I’m drooling on the keyboard just thinking about it! It is my go-to takeaway (also its one of the only ones that doesn’t seem to contain truck loads of salt!)
But, unfortunately, it’s not a diet that’s particularly compatible with weight loss and dieting. However I feel like when you are dieting, you shouldn’t have to give up everything you love completely or you are much more likely to fall off the diet wagon because, let’s face it, dieting can be hard!
So anyway, after quite a period of experimentation with these bhajis I’ve figured out some changes in the kind of ingredients you would find in this takeaway favourite and exchanged the deep fat fryer for the oven and I think the end result is still pretty darn good!
I’ve used korma curry powder here because we are not great lovers of really hot food in our house. If you like it hot hot hot then maybe try some chili powder instead but you’d have to experiment with amounts. The bhajis, as made according to the recipe, have a small amount of heat to them and tonnes of taste.
You can serve these hot from the oven or cool them completely and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. I tend to batch cook them and have some warm or hot with a curry and then keep the rest in the fridge for snacking (mainly because it keeps me away from the crisps!).
You may not have used gram flour before – I came across it while doing research into Indian food and ingredients. It’s a type of flour made by grinding dried chickpeas. It’s hit and miss whether you will find it in your supermarket. I believe it’s sold in most ethnic food shops that sell Indian/Asian products or you can find it here. They only tend to sell it in whopping great packets but don’t worry because, like your average plain or self raising flour, it keeps for ages!
As always, if you made them or made a change that you loved, please do let me know in the comments or by using the contact me form. Enjoy! DDxPrint