I first experienced bhajia in Mombasa, then as pakora in India, and then as dhaltjies in Durban. I love finding food that has traveled from one continent to another and in one bite recognizing a taste of the original with a new twist you maybe weren’t expecting but find just as pleasurable.
These bhajia, stuffed with broccoli and cauliflower, are really just another variation on the theme. I ran out of garbanzo bean flour and wondered what would happen with canned chickpeas. You can pan fry or deep fry them if you want that street food feel, but since the ingredients are so healthy to begin with, it seems a shame to coat them in oil.