Veggie burgers with pumpkin bhaji and chilli jam

Veggie burgers with pumpkin bhaji and chilli jam

15 mins Prep · 20 mins Cook

Any fried side is a natural ally to burgers, veggie or not. Why not switch things up this time with pumpkin bhajis? We make these much-loved Indian crispy fritters with finely chopped leeks, grated pumpkin, and paneer with a kick of chilli and lime.

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Serves 2
Cuisine Indian
Diet Vegetarian
Preparation Moderate
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 864
Fat 31g
Saturates 2.8g
Protein 21.2g
Carbs 124.4g
Sugars 17.8g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details

Cooking Instructions

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To prepare the bhaji, finely slice the leek (or one small onion) and chilli, peel and crush the garlic, grate the pumpkin and paneer. Juice the lime.


Combine the leek, chilli, garlic, pumpkin (or butternut), and paneer in a bowl and mix in the flour, baking powder, turmeric, cumin, then the lime juice and add the water.


Heat the oil to 180 in a deep-frying pan. Drop tablespoonfuls of the mixture into the hot oil and fry for 2-3 minutes per side until golden and crispy. Drain on a paper towel.


Heat a griddle pan until smoking hot. Slice the tomato and roughly chop the coriander.


Brush the burger patties with the olive oil then grill for 2-3 minutes per side until charred and cooked through.


Slice the burger buns in half then toast. Spread the lower halves with the mayonnaise, top with the burger patties, tomato slices, more mayonnaise and chilli jam. Finish with a sprinkle of the coriander.


Cover with the top half of the buns and serve.