Vegetable Bajji Recipe - Pakora/Fritters
Vegetable Bajji Recipe - Pakora/Fritters are an all time favorite snack through all regions of India especially during the monsoons/rainy season.
Bajji or Pakoras are fried gram flour vegetable fritter where the raw vegetables dipped in a spiced gram flour batter and deep fried until golden brown.
The bajji can be made with any vegetable. Although the favorites vegetables are thinly sliced raw green plantain, thinly sliced potatoes, thinly sliced ringed onions, cauliflower florets and sliced green capsicum. But definitely, you are welcome to experiment with a variety of vegetables. You can also experiment with a range of spices for the dipping gram flour batter. Some add asafoetida, some add garam masala, some add nothing other than salt and turmeric. You can add some green chillies. The ideas are many. So go ahead and experiment.
You may also like to try other Pakora recipes like.
- 1 Raw Banana , thickly sliced
- 1 Potato (Aloo) , thickly sliced
- 1 Onion , thickly sliced
- Sunflower Oil , for deep frying Ingredients for Batter
- 1 cup Gram flour (besan)
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
- 1/2 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf) , crushed
- Salt , to taste
How to make Vegetable Bajji Recipe - Pakora/Fritters
To begin making the Vegetable Bajji Recipe (Pakora/Fritters), combine all the ingredients of batter just enough water to form a dip thick enough to thickly coat back of a spoon. Keep aside the batter aside.
For that in a mixing bowl, combine besan, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, crushed fennel seeds and salt. Mix well.
Heat oil in a wok for deep frying.
Coat each of the sliced/cut vegetables in the gram flour batter and gradually let it into the oil and deep fry until golden brown in color.
Drain the Vegetable Bajji (Pakoras) on an absorbent paper and plate it in a platter to serve.
Serve the Vegetable Bajji (Pakora) along with Raw Mango & Coconut Chutney Recipe and a cup of coffee as a tea time snack or as an appetizer for parties.