My lovely auntie informed me of this amazing recipe from the Facebook page recipe binder yesterday and whilst I usually like to create or adapt recipes (as you will see from all my other posts haha) this one was rather delicious as it was. I only made a few of my own amendments and this was mostly during the cooking and portioning process.
It was so quick to make, so tasty and for so little points! My OH really didn’t believe that they were WW friendly. Make sure your oven is hot when you pop your bhajis in as you don’t want them to go soggy. To store pop into a box on top of some strong kitchen roll (to soak up any excess liquid created when cooling). According to the recipe builder 1 bjahi is 1sp, 2 bhajis is 1sp, 4 is 2sp and 8 is 4sp.
Makes 16 bhajis
Serves 4 = 2sp (previously 2pp) each (for four bhajis)
2 tsp olive oil
3 very large onions, as thinly sliced as you can make them
1 ½ tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin
1 ½ tsp ground coriander
1 ½ tsp chilli powder (I used spicy as we like them hot but if you don’t, go for mild)
1 ½ tsp ground ginger
100g chickpeas, drained and blended finely
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 egg, beaten
Pre heat your oven to 180c and line a baking tray with some baking paper.
Pop your olive oil in a large frying pan (the biggest you have, there are lots of onions to be fried!) and once hot add all the onions and turmeric. Cook for around 20 minutes until the onions are nice and soft and have taken on the colour of the turmeric. Add a little water to stop the onions sticking if required.
Take the onion mixture off the heat, pop into a large bowl and add all the dry ingredients including the chickpeas. Give a good mix and then add the tomato puree and egg. Mix again until well bound.
Take around a tablespoon of mixture and roll into a rough ball, then flatten slightly. Pop onto a baking tray. This method should give you 16 bhajis!
Spray bhajis with fry light, season with salt and pepper and pop in the oven for 20 minutes (or until nicely browned).
While your bhajis are in the oven, mix 2 tablespoons of fat free natural yoghurt with a touch of mint sauce and some grated cucumber. Pop into a smaller bowl.
Remove bhajis from oven, leave to cool a little (they will also firm up) and serve in a bowl with your yoghurt on the side. You could even add some salad with a little red onion.