Dandelion bhajees 2

Dandelion bhajees are a great addition to an Indian meal.  Dandelions grow in abundance and are a great wild food source.  Avoid areas frequented by dog walkers for obvious reasons.  The flowers are best picked on a sunny day.


  • Dandelion flowers
  • 1 ½ cups of chickpea flour
  • 1 tsp bicarb
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • Salt

How to make dandelion bhajees

  • Mix the chickpea flour with water to make a paste
  • Combine the remaining ingredients with the paste
  • Take a spoonful of the mix and mould with hands into a ball
  • Heat the oil in a large pan until very hot
  • Add the mixture balls a few at a time
  • Turn down the heat so they cook inside
  • Cook until golden

dandelion bhajees
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Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

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