Creative Cookery

We've been inundated with some fantastic recipes from the community sent during lock down that we would like to share with you!

Up to 7 Ingredients

Dr Nayab Patel has shared this recipe with us. She has recently started running a project called Up to 7 Ingredients, which aims to promote interest in cooking fresh and healthy meals at home whist utilizing a modest number of ingredients.

Nayab’s Crispy Onion Bhaji


1 large sliced onion
1tbsp salt
1 chopped green chilli (you can add as per taste)
1 egg (any)
1 cup gram (plain) flour
8 tbsps of oil (add more if you run out)


In a bowl add onion, salt, green chilli, flour and egg and mix well.

In a deep frying pan heat the oil, using a spoon put the bhaji mixture and fry on high flame until golden brown.

Turn the bhaji over and fry until golden brown.

Repeat with the remaining mixture.

Serve hot with mint chutney or ketchup.

Onion Bhaji

Community Recipes

We'd love to receive more recipes from residents – you can send them to, or use the #creativeredditch hashtag.

Check out other recipes from the community here

Sharon’s Yellow Rice


1tsp turmeric powder

1cup rice

2/3 cloves of garlic

Vegetables of your choice

1 or 2 stock cube 



Fry some garlic and turmeric.

Add uncooked rice and stir round in the oil for a minute.

Add water and stock cube. (Twice as much water as rice as a general guide, so 1 cup of rice to 2 cups of water.)

Add whatever vegetable is handy (I’ve used broccoli with frozen peas and sweet corn)

Bring to boil and then simmer until water is absorbed and rice is cooked. (You might need to add a little more water)

Stir regularly.

You can add a few chilli flakes if you like it spicy, and chicken or prawns too!

It works on its own or as a side dish.