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Cook's notesIf you don't have a kohlrabi to hand you can use turnips instead.
- 60g spring onions, finely sliced
- 1 chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
- 10-15g mint
- 1 large or 2 small carrots, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks
- 1 kohlrabi (or 2-3 turnips), peeled and cut into thin matchsticks
- 1 bhaji burger spice mix (1 tbsp curry powder, 1 tsp garam masala, 1 tsp mustard seeds)
- 100g chickpea flour
- 2 burger buns
- 50g mayonnaise
- 60g mango chutney
- lettuce leaves
Prep time: 40 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Step 1Preheat your oven to 150°C/Gas 2.
Step 2In a large bowl, mix the carrot, kohlrabi, onions, bhaji burger spice mix, chickpea flour and chilli (to your taste - you can always add more at the end). Season. Add 5-6 tbsp of water. Mix to a thick, sticky batter with your hands. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Step 3Halve the buns. Lay some kitchen paper on a large plate or tray.
Step 4Heat a good layer of oil in a large frying pan. Use your hands to divide and shape the batter mixture into 4. Add them to the pan, flattening them down slightly (cook in batches if needs be). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Step 5Fry for approx. 3 mins on each side, until golden and crispy, then turn down the heat and fry for a further 2 mins on each side. Transfer to the oven and bake for 8 mins. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Step 6Wipe the frying pan. Put the buns in the pan, cut-side down.
Step 7Let them fry for a few secs, until lightly coloured.
Step 8Spread both sides of the buns with mayonnaise, then layer up the bun bases with a few lettuce leaves, the bhaji fritters and top with mango chutney. Sprinkle on more chilli if you like. Pop on the bun tops and serve with a salad or side of choice - we went with a fresh Indian salad with shredded mint, cucumber and tomato.