I first had a Bhaji Butty at an airport. We were hungry but didn’t have enough time to sit and have a proper meal at one of the restaurants so we grabbed some pre-packed sandwiches from a shop. They didn’t have a great veggie selection, it was either this or plain cheese, which I thought was a bit boring. I wasn’t sure, but thought I’d give it a go. Well it blew my mind. Who knew cold Onion Bhajis smothered in Mango Chutney and squashed between two slices of bread could be so tasty!
I always have Onion Bhajis in the freezer, I pick them up when they’re reduced at the supermarket, freeze them, and cook them from frozen whenever we have a curry. So if I’m ever a bit low on sandwich fillings for lunches, I’ll cook a few Bhajis and make a Bhaji Butty. Give it a go, it’s easy, really tasty, and it will give your colleagues lunch envy.
Ready in 5 mins – makes one sandwich.
- 2 slices of seeded brown bread
- 1 tablespoon of mango chutney
- 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
- 1 tomato, sliced
- A few slices of chopped red onion
- A handful of lettuce or fresh spinach
- 3 or 4 Onion Bhajis. Either fresh ready to eat ones, or frozen ones cooked off and allowed to cool.
- Spread the mango chutney on one slice of bread, the mayonnaise on the other.
- Pile up your onion, tomato and lettuce onto the slice with mayonnaise.
- Bhajis on top of the salad, mango chutney spread bread slice on top.