Onion Bhaji Lunch Wrap

 A colourful lunch wraps with the flavours of India and a rainbow of vegetables.

An onion bhaji lunch wrap, cut in half with filling showing on a floral square teaplate

ONION BHAJI LUNCH WRAP

I do love a well-filled wrap for lunch. They make a nice change to sandwiches.

You can add so many different fillings and they are hearty and portable.

On the menu today is a colourful onion bhaji wrap.

It's our favourite wrap at the moment. It's easy to whip up and it has so much flavour and texture.


ONION BHAJI

Onion bhaji is a type of Indian fritter a bit like pakora.

They are deep-fried for that crunchy finish.

The bhajis are made from sliced onions, gram flour, spices and water.

You can make your own, but for an easy and quick lunch wrap, you can use ready-made onion bhajis which are available in most supermarkets in the chilled aisle.


An onion bhaji wrap cut in half on a plate, serve with an apple, crisps and orange juice

EAT THE RAINBOW

This is one colourful lunch!

They say you should eat the rainbow to improve your health and this wrap is definitely a rainbow.

As well as onion bhaji, this wrap also contains mixed salad leaves, grated vegan cheddar, grated vegetables and a drizzle of tasty sauce.

You can make your wrap even more nutritious by swapping the salad leaves for spinach or kale and serve it with a side salad, a piece of fruit and a small glass of fruit juice. 


Close up of onion bhaji lunch wrap cut in half

PACKING LUNCH WRAPS

If you're adding a wrap to your lunch box, you need to think about how you pack it.

Make sure you wrap them tightly, cut in half and wrap firmly.

You can wrap them in greaseproof paper or foil.

If I am wrapping up a lunch wrap that may leak, I will wrap it in kitchen paper before wrapping in foil or greaseproof paper.


HOW LONG WILL A LUNCH WRAP KEEP?

Once made and wrapped a lunch wrap can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days.

It's always going to be best eaten the same day it is made, but you can get away with having it the next day, if it's well wrapped and stored in the fridge.

These wraps are not suitable for freezing.


Onion Bhaji Lunch Wrap served with cherry tomatoes, crisps and an apple

WHICH VEGETABLES CAN I GRATE OR SHRED AND ADD TO SANDWICHES OR WRAPS?

This wrap contains grated carrot and beetroot, but there are lots of vegetables you can grate or shred and add to sandwiches or wraps raw and uncooked.

  • Beetroot - grate
  • Brussels Sprouts - grate or shred
  • Cabbage - shred
  • Carrots - grate
  • Courgette (zucchini) - grate
  • Kale - shred
  • Kohlrabi - grate or shred
  • Lettuce - shred
  • Onion - shred
  • Parsnips - grate
  • Radishes - grate
  • Spinach - shred
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HOW TO FOLD A LUNCH WRAP

Graphic showing how to fold a lunch wrap with step-by-step illustations

One of the most important thing about a lunch wrap is folding it the right way. Do it wrong or wrap it loosely and it will be a messy disaster.

Here are my easy steps. 

  1. Place a large flour tortilla on a large plate or cutting board.
  2. Spread with dairy-free spread, mustard or mayo. These create a barrier between the wrap and the filling.
  3. Add your filling in a line horizontally about 3/4 of the way up, leaving a border.
  4. Fold each side of the wrap partially over the filling.
  5. Fold the top of the wrap securely over the filling, holding firmly.
  6. Roll towards you, holding it firmly. You to wrap as tightly as you can without squashing the filling.
  7. Cut in half and serve or wrap in foil or greaseproof paper.

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Onion Bhaji Lunch Wrap -  A colourful lunch wraps with the flavours of India and a rainbow of vegetables.

HOW TO MAKE ONION BHAJI LUNCH WRAPS


Scroll down for step-by-step photos, followed by a full printable recipe. If you don't have a printer hit print, then choose save as a PDF.

Onion Bhaji Lunch Wrap - Step 1 - wrap and salad leaves

STEP 1


Spread each large flour tortilla with vegan mayo, this will create a barrier between the tortilla and filling.

Top with salad leaves  (about 3/4 of the way up the wrap, leaving a border for wrapping) and spring onion. You can use spinach or kale instead of salad leaves.


Onion Bhaji Lunch Wrap - Step 2 - Bhajis and grated vegan cheese

STEP 2


Now add the onion bhaji in a line across the salad leaves, leaving space at the sides for folding.

Top with grated vegan cheese.

Onion Bhaji Lunch Wrap - Step 3 - grated vegetables & sauce

STEP 3


Top with grated carrot and grated beetroot.

Add a drizzle of mango chutney and fold firmly (check out the folding guide above). Cut in half and serve or wrap in foil or greaseproof paper and keep in the fridge until required.

Enjoy!


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Onion Bhaji Lunch Wrap

Onion Bhaji Lunch Wrap

A colourful lunch wraps with the flavours of India and a rainbow of vegetables.
Prep time: 5 MinTotal time: 5 Min

Ingredients:

  • 2 large flour tortillas
  • 2 tbsp vegan mayo
  • 2 handfuls/40g lettuce
  • 2 spring onion, sliced diagonally
  • 4-6 onion bhajis (depending on size)
  • 2 tbsp grated vegan cheddar
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1-2 large beets (cooked or pickled) grated
  • 2 tbsp mango chutney

Instructions:

  1. Spread each tortilla with mayo.
  2. Add a handful of lettuce leaves 3/4 way up of each tortilla horizontally, leaving a border.
  3. Top both with spring onions and then onion bhajis, horizontally again leaving a good border.
  4. Top both with grated vegan cheddar, grated carrot and grated beetroot.
  5. Drizzle each  with mango chutney, wrap firmly and cut in half.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes:

You can swap the lettuce with kale or spinach. You may use homemade or shop-bought onion bhaji. You can use vegetable pakora instead of onion bhajis. You can chill this wrap for two days, but it doesn't freeze well.

Calories

412.02

Fat (grams)

21.58

Sat. Fat (grams)

4.41

Carbs (grams)

57.10

Fiber (grams)

5.63

Net carbs

51.46

Sugar (grams)

11.71

Protein (grams)

10.20

Sodium (milligrams)

386.39

Cholesterol (grams)

12.50
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18 comments

  1. Everyone at my house loved it!! It is so tasty and delicious!

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    1. Oh I am so glad you loved it. It's my husband's new favourite.

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  2. I've never had onion bhaji before and wondering where to find it. These wraps look really tasty and healthy, so I need to find a bhaji source.

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    1. You can make it yourself. Just finely slice onions, then make a batter with gram flour (made from ground chickpeas), spices, a little baking powder and add water to make a batter. Dip handfuls of onion in the batter then fry in semi-deep oil.

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  3. A great healthy grab and go lunch. The perfect opportunity to add whatever veggies you like.

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    1. Oh yes there's lots of veg you can grate or shred and add to this rainbow wrap.

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  4. I have printed this out to try. It looks so good. I am sure I saw bhajis in my supermarket too. I can not wait. Thanks

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    1. Oh good, yes pick some up and try it. You'll have a happy tum.

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  5. This lunch wrap is delicious! It is so flavorful and filling I love it! I'll definitely be making these wraps all week!

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  6. My entire family thought these were so good and that doesn't happen very often.

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    1. That's lovely to hear, thanks for letting me know.

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  7. Now this is an awesome lunch idea! Great flavors and easy for on the go - love it!

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  8. I've been looking for new ways to upgrade my lunch, and this looks like the perfect option! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. This such a great idea! We love wraps for lunch but they can get boring after a while. Adding onion bhaji is a genius idea! Can't wait to try this.

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  10. Ive never seen onion bhaji before but I need to find them or make them because this looks like the perfect lunch everyone in my family would enjoy!

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  11. There is so much veggies inside. I absolutely love it. All my favorites. I must make this for lunch next week. It's perfect, easy, healthy and I bet super delicious. Thanks!

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