Working part time has many advantages. A disadvantage however is that I miss some of our catering triumphs. Apparently these bhajis went down a treat, with many exclamations along the lines of ‘I can’t believe they’re swede, they actually taste nice!”
I have to say – swede and bhaji – not words that I would expect to see in the same sentence, but then that’s the brilliance of Growing Well – in the face of overwhelming root vegetables, innovate or die.
1 large swede, peeled and grated
1 onion, peeled and sliced
100g chickpea flour (gram flour)
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp curry paste or powder
1 red or green chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
vegetable oil for frying
Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl
Add the curry paste/powder, chopped chilli and a good sprinkling of salt
Add about 150ml of cold water to make a thick batter
Stir in the chopped onion and grated swede until well coated
Heat a splash of oil in a frying pan and add a spoonful of batter
When it starts to brown, flip over and cook the other side.
Tadah! Swede as you’ve never seen it before!