Naan Bhajji with Roasted Tomato Chutney

Naan Bhajji with Roasted Tomato Chutney
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Naan Bhajji with Roasted Tomato Chutney

Will Budiaman

Naan Bhajji with Roasted Tomato Chutney

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.

Click here to see 5 Naan-Inspired Recipes.


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.


Calories per serving:

163 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious

Daily value:



  • Fat 9g 13%
  • Carbs 20g 7%
  • Saturated 1g 3%
  • Fiber 4g 15%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Monounsaturated 6g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 4g 7%
  • Sodium 461mg 19%
  • Calcium 47mg 5%
  • Magnesium 35mg 9%
  • Potassium 407mg 12%
  • Iron 3mg 17%
  • Zinc 1mg 4%
  • Phosphorus 75mg 11%
  • Vitamin A 72µg 8%
  • Vitamin C 17mg 29%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 13%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 7%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 10%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 7%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 50µg 12%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 16%
  • Vitamin K 12µg 16%
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