Empty-Fridge Onion Bhajias


This is the result of what happens when you move into your new house, are starving and can’t be asked to go grocery shopping, and find out that the oven and 3 out of 4 stoves aren’t working.


And that is exactly what happened to me today. But I was lucky enough to find a potato, an onion and some left over mango chutney, so I decided to make some onion bhajias with the help of a few spices from my stash. (You can chuck in any spices you feel would work).

They are the quickest things ever to make and are great if you’re craving a hot, savoury snack (like I am most of the time)


75g gram flour

1 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp roasted curry powder

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1/2 tsp garam masala

1 large pinch salt

1/2-1/3 cup water

1 grated onion

1 grated Maris Piper potato

Oil for frying

Start by mixing all the dry ingredients together

Add the water and beat to a smooth paste

Add the grated onion and potato, mix through

Heat up some oil in a pan. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture in and flatten them down. Flip when golden. They are ready when both sides are golden and crispy and the inside is cooked through.

Serve with any kind of chutney you have on hand and some fresh coriander.

Quick and easy