Naan Bhajji with Roasted Tomato Chutney

Naan Bhajji with Roasted Tomato Chutney
Will Budiaman

Ingredients

  • beefsteak tomatoes, sliced thinly
  • 1 Tablespoon  vegetable oil, plus more for frying
  • 1/4 Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup  water
  • plain naan, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 Teaspoon  black mustard seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon  cumin seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon  garam masala
  • 1 Teaspoon  ground coriander
  • 1 Teaspoon  turmeric
  • 1 Teaspoon  chili powder
  •   Kosher salt, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons  Greek yogurt (optional)

Bhajji (also bajji) are afternoon snacks typically consumed before dinner and typically consist of fried food. This is one you probably won't find anywhere in India, though, since it's more Indian-inspired than actually Indian. Special thanks to my dear friend Deepak Venkatachalam for his invaluable help with this recipe.

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Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Arrange the tomatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place in the oven for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat ½ inch vegetable oil in a small pot or sauté pan over medium heat until a pinch of flour sizzles when dropped into the oil. Line a plate with a paper towel.

In a bowl, mix together the flour and water. Dip the naan into the batter and fry until golden brown, about 30 seconds per side. Do not overcrowd the pot or pan. Remove to the plate as the naan wedges finish frying.

Chop the tomatoes into small pieces. Place the spices in a small sauté pan and toast over low heat until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Let cool and grind in a spice grinder. Meanwhile, heat the oil in the same pan over low heat. Add the tomatoes and cook for about 1 minute. Stir in the spices and season with salt, to taste. Remove from the heat and serve with naan on the side. Stir in the Greek yogurt, if using.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

163 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious

Daily value:

8%

Servings:

2
  • Fat 17g 26%
  • Carbs 40g 13%
  • Saturated 1g 6%
  • Fiber 8g 30%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Monounsaturated 11g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 7g 15%
  • Sodium 922mg 38%
  • Calcium 94mg 9%
  • Magnesium 70mg 17%
  • Potassium 814mg 23%
  • Iron 6mg 34%
  • Zinc 1mg 8%
  • Phosphorus 149mg 21%
  • Vitamin A 145µg 16%
  • Vitamin C 34mg 57%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 25%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 15%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 20%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 14%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 100µg 25%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 31%
  • Vitamin K 25µg 31%
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