Banging Bhaji Burger

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Introducing the NEW Gluten Free & Vegan Banging Bhaji Burger!

Ram packed full of flavour using 7 easily sourced ingredients and only 15 minutes to make. These will become a firm favourite to make at the weekend. 

Perfectly spiced, slightly crispy and full of flavour, trust me you’ll definitely make these more than once!

If you don’t want to deep fry these Bhaji’s then there is a low oil version down the bottom of the recipe card.

What you’re going to love about this Bhaji Burger:

  • 15 minutes to make
  • Super easy
  • Extremely tasty
  • Crispy
  • Perfectly spiced
  • Gluten free & Vegan 

Using these simple ingredients you can get from any supermarket.


You won’t find an easier Bhaji recipe than this!

It’s as simple as adding all the ingredients to one-bowl, mixing and shaping into burgers ready to fry.

Bhaji Burger Ingredients

These Bhaji’s are so simple and fun to make, if you have kids definitely get them involved.

Some of you might be thinking what the hell is a Bhaji…

“(Indian cuisine) a small flat cake or ball of vegetables, fried in batter”

You need to try one, they’re incredibly tasty!

Bhaji Burger Mix


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Bhaji Burger - Bhaji's

After frying you end up with these delicious, crispy gluten free & vegan Bhaji’s. 

However, you could just eat these as they are but trust me, turn them into a burger and it takes them to the next level!

Finally top the burger with my Cooling Vegan Tzatziki and you’re ready to go.

Bhaji Burger Double

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Banging Bhaji Burger

Delicious homemade gluten free & vegan Bhaji Burger with just 7 ingredients
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Rest: 2 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers
Author: James Wythe
Cost: £2


  • 1 Courgette grated
  • 1 large red onion thinly sliced into strips
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 75 g gram flour (aka chickpea flour, besan flour)
  • 1 juice lime
  • 2 tbsp water
  • large pinch salt
  • 500 ml cooking oil (optional) I use sunflower


  • Heat 500ml of cooking oil (I use sunflower) in a small but deep pot (aim for 3 inches deep of oil). You can skip this stage if you want to cook them in less oil (follow step at the bottom) but they won't come out as crunchy.
  • Now in a large mixing bowl grate the courgette, add in the sliced onion, 2 tsp paprika, 2 tsp coriander, 1 tsp chilli flakes, juice of lime, 75g gram flour and 2 tbsp water and mix
  • In your hands shape the mix into burger shapes
  • Now test the oil is the right temperature by dipping a wooden spoon inside, if it bubbles around the spoon the oil is ready to use
  • Carefully place 2 burgers at a time into the oil to fry for around 2 minutes until golden and crispy. Remove and place onto kitchen roll and dab off any excess oil
  • Place into your burger bun and serve with lettuce. You could always use my Cooling Vegan Tzatziki as a dipping sauce!

Cooking with less oil

  • Simply heat a frying pan with a little oil and fry the bhajis on either side until golden (note: they won't come out as crispy)
  • OR you could try baking these in the oven!


Place into your burger bun and serve with lettuce. You could always use my Cooling Vegan Tzatziki as a dipping sauce!
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  1. Hi, how much grated courgette does one yield. I’ll be trying this but with grated pumpkin of sweet potatoes.

    1. Hey Vanessa, in terms of weight one courgette is grated I have no idea. If changing to another veg I would suggest just trialing and seeing how you get on. Hard to say without doing it myself. Let me know how it goes!

    1. Hey Megan, good question! I haven’t tried it with other flour as besan is brilliant for binding this type of recipe. If you’re not able to get any (available in most supermarkets in the world food section) then you could try a different flour to see how they go.

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