Vazhakkai Bajji

BM # 57
Week : 4 , Day: 3
Theme: Book Marked Recipes
Tamil Spread

We are a great fan of pakoras, but since they are deep fried we hardly make them. The air fryer surely is a boon, because one can make these in them. The pakoras that we make are normally with chick pea flour, but the South Indian version also has some. rice flour , and are called Bhajji. I had never made or tasted a banana bhajji , I wondered how the family would react to these ,as these were totally new .

Anyway since these were a part of the Tamil Spread I was not really worried, as everyone had many dishes to eat. All the same everyone ate these and quite liked them, they were a nice change from the normal pakoras that I make. These were nice and crisp, I guess the rice flour does the trick.

Vazhakkai Bajji

2 raw green plantains, peeled and sliced
1/ 2 cup gram flour
1 tsp rice flour
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
Pinch asafoetida
1/2 tsp ghee
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Combine all ingredients for batter in a bowl.
Gradually add water and make a smooth, thick batter of pouring consistency.
Heat oil to a smoking point.
Lower the heat to moderate .
Dip the banana slices in the batter and slide them into the oil.
Fry the Bajjis till golden, adjusting the flame .

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