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I love these things. Is it possible to cook them in e.g. a frying pan if I keep turning them around? Or maybe by just filling up my crockpot a little way with oil (enough to cover the Bhajis but not so much it will spill over or spit everywhere)? Is that safe?

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Yes, you can cook them in about 1" of oil in a steep sided frying pan or wok. Just turn them reasonably frequently to ensure even cooking.

If you're dubious about using a lot of hot oil, you can use less by making your bhajis a flat, patty shape and shallow frying.

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would you be able to bake them? –  dassouki Nov 14 '11 at 19:25
    
Not really, you wouldn't get the same 'caramelisation'. You can reheat fried bhaajis in the oven though. –  ElendilTheTall Nov 14 '11 at 20:59
    
@dassouki You could but the mix would probably go dry before the outside crisped up. Still tasty but not perfect - a bit like baking scotch eggs instead of frying them. –  Gary Nov 14 '11 at 23:29

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