Crispy baked Maru’s Bhajia

Starting #meatlessmonday with a healthier version of Potato Bhajia (Maru’s Bhajia or Pakora). These remind me of my childhood in London. I love potato bhajia but as they are normally deep fried I have to restrain myself! So… I tried to bake them and it worked!! Yes that’s right baked bhajia! Now let’s get eating!!


  • 4-5 potatoes
  • Gram flour
  • salt
  • chili powder
  • 1-2 fresh chilies
  • fresh garlic
  • fresh ginger
  • a bunch of cilantro (coriander)
  • Lemon

Cooking Instructions:

  • Turn on oven and set to 350c
  • Peal and thinly slice (like discs) 4-5 potatoes
  • Mix gram flour (Chana flour), salt, chili powder, fresh ground garlic and ginger, a bunch of cilantro (coriander), 1-2 chilies and a squeeze of lemon into a mixer. (Can hand mix too if you want).
  • Once your paste is made, spread over and mix into the sliced bhajia potatoes. Now add more fresh cilantro (coriander) and mix into the bhajia slices.
  • Take a tray, place foil and ensure to Pam spray so potatoes don’t stick. Place bhajia potato slices onto the baking tray and bake for around 15-20 mins. As the potatoes begin to crisp, broil/ grill for the last 1-2 minutes to add a crunchy taste!!
  • Take the bhajia out of the oven and enjoy hot! Tip: these are actually paired really well with my Indian red chutney (check out my blog for the recipe)!!!

DeepsMak x

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Hi there, my name is Deepa Makwana and if you hadn’t guessed already, I LOVE all things food, travel and lifestyle. Since moving from London to New York, I have been wanting to write about my recipes and travel however I was a little afraid to share! But as my mother always says ‘if you don’t try, you will never know’. So I have finally decided to create my own little outlet on anything and everything involving things like where to eat, travels, home recipes, my fav home products or even the best shows I am watching! If I can help in any way – I have achieved my goal! Come on in and have a peak! DeepsMak x

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