This pea bhaji recipe  illustrates the versatility of this crispy fried fritter by using fresh green peas, serving them alongside a pot of silky smooth crème dip


  • 300g of frozen peas, defrosted
  • 60g of gram flour
  • 50g of cornflour
  • 2 tsp mild curry powder
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds, lightly toasted
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander 
  • juice of a half lime
  • water, cold
  • 2g of sea salt


1.To begin, whisk all of the dry ingredients together. Add the lime juice and enough water to bind – it should form a loose paste, but should not as loose as a purée

2. Mix in the peas, check the seasoning and cook in a deep-fryer until crispy. Make sure the centre of the bhaji is cooked through, hot and not liquid

  • 3. Place the bhajis on a piece of kitchen paper to drain and cool slightly