Saturday, October 24, 2015

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

Ingredients
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

Method
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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10 comments:

  1. These bhajjis make me very nostalgic about my time in Chennai where we used to have it regularly. Yours looks wonderful

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  2. WIsh i get this bajji rite now, love it to the core when they are served with spicy coconut chutney,mouthwatering here.

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  3. These are yummy, Vaishali. I too love them though I deep fry rarely.

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  4. I used to like these as a child but aversion to deep fried foods is a reason I don't make these anymore. Air fryer seems like a really nice alternative. They look delicious.

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  5. LOVE banana bajji, A must for any festival or special occasion. You are tempting me to try them some time soon.

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  6. lovely bajjis......crisp and tasty.

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  7. I love these bhajis from street side stalls. Love the spread and now that the weather is cooling down, I would love to make some at home :)

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  8. My husband has many fond memories related to these bajjis and he loves these. The food on plantain leaves taste the best!

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  9. anything with plantains makes me an instant fan

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  10. Plantai bhajji looks delicious.I have some plantain that needs to be used.Gonna try it .

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