Courgette and red onion bhajis recipe

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makes: 24
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 10 min
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  • Courgette and red onion bhajis will bring a true taste of India to your party, plus they can be made ahead and reheated so you can relax and enjoy yourself


    • 1tbsp olive oil
    • 2 red onions, sliced
    • 1 garlic clove, crushed
    • 2 courgettes, about 400g, grated and excess juice squeezed out
    • 5-6tbsp plain flour
    • 1 free-range egg
    • 1tbsp garam masala
    • 2tbsp mango chutney
    • 200ml vegetable oil


    • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and cook the onions for 5 mins until soft.

    • In a large bowl mix the onion, courgette, garlic, flour, egg, spice and mango chutney to create a thick paste.

    • Heat the vegetable oil until very hot in a large saucepan. Use a tablespoon to drop spoonfuls of the mixture into the hot oil. Cook for 1-2 mins on each side until golden. To reheat if making ahead, put in a very hot oven for 5-6 mins.

    Top tip for making Courgette and red onion bhajis

    Serve the bhajis with any leftover mango chutney, or a cool yogurt dip.

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