Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Famous Indian snack, often used as a starter to the main meal. Easy to make and good to eat. An essential part of your curry.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift the flour, chilli powder, turmeric, baking powder and salt together in a bowl. Get as much air into it as possible.
  2. Crush the seeds in mortar and pestle, add to the bowl.
  3. Now add the green chilli, onions and the chopped coriander. Mix in some water to make a thick batter that holds the ingredients together.
  4. Heat the oil in a wok. Drop spoonfulls of the batter into the oil and fry till golden brown. Place on kitchen paper to allow the excess oil to run off.
  5. These can be eaten as they are or with a dip.
Most Helpful

Recipe worked well as written. Thanks for sharing it!

Busy Student June 10, 2012

I'm a bit of a novice bhaji maker, but I was very pleased with these (and my chilli loving husband even more so!) I was a little short on fresh coriander so had to make up the difference with bottled, but otherwise, these were perfect! I thought DH might be sharing them with his friends, but no.. :D I was very pleased with this straightforward recipe and will undoubtedly be making them again, thanks, Brian!

Karen Elizabeth February 25, 2009