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Brussels sprouts bhajis with raita

Brussels sprouts bhajis with raita

Published: December 28, 2019 at 5:54 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4 as a starter

Coated lightly in spices and served with a fresh minty dip, these crispy sprout clusters make a great starter at a winter dinner party

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal406
fat18g
saturates3.7g
carbs39.1g
sugars7.1g
fibre9.3g
protein17.1g
salt0.7g
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Make these Brussels sprouts bhajis, then check out our Brussels sprouts with bacon and chestnuts, roast sprouts, deep-fried Brussels sprouts and more Brussels sprouts recipes.

Ingredients

  • 200g gram flour
  • 25g plain flour
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp sea salt flakes, plus extra to serve
  • 200-250ml sparkling water, chilled
  • 200g brussels sprouts, shredded
  • 1 green chilli, halved, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • for deep-frying vegetable oil

RAITA

  • 150g greek yogurt
  • ½ cucumber, halved, seeds scraped and grated
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • a handful mint leaves, shredded
  • crushed to make ½ tsp black peppercorns

Method

  • STEP 1
    Tip the flours, spices and salt into a large bowl and slowly whisk in enough sparkling water until you have a thick batter. Stir in the sprouts, chilli and onion, and mix really well until they’re fully coated. 
  • STEP 2
    For the raita, tip all of the ingredients into a bowl with a little seasoning and mix well. 
  • STEP 3
    Fill a pan no more than 1/3 full with oil and heat to 180C or until a cube of bread browns in 30 seconds. Take a heaped tbsp of the batter and carefully drop into the oil and fry for 3-4 minutes or until golden and crisp. Drain onto kitchen paper and sprinkle with sea salt flakes. Put into a low oven while you fry the rest. Serve with the raita for dipping. 

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