Vazhakkai Bajji | Plantain Fritters
Hot N Spicy Bajjis are an irresistible snack during cold wintery days with piping hot Indian Masala Chai..! It is a favorite among all age groups. I have great memories of my mom preparing this for us & we would empty the plate within minutes..! In this recipe, the thinly sliced raw banana are dipped in batter and deep fried in oil to crisp. It makes a yummy combo with mint chutney, coconut chutney or red chutney. Try this common and much loved snack recipe today & enjoy the spicy taste..!!
Plantain / Raw banana - 1
Besan flour - 2 cups
Rice flour - 3 to 4 tbsp
Red chilly pwd - 1 tsp
Asafetida - a pinch
Baking soda - a pinch
Oil to fry
Salt to taste
Wash and peel the skin of the plantain.
Slice them into thin slices lengthwise.
It shouldn’t be too thick or too thin.
Mix the besan flour, rice flour, red chilly pwd, asafetida,salt and baking soda.
Add little water and make a batter of thick consistency.
Dip the slices in batter, so that it is coated evenly.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan in medium flame.
Once the oil is hot, drop the coated slices one by one.
Fry till the bajji are cooked and turned into golden brown color.
Transfer them into a kitchen tissue to remove the excess oil.
Serve hot with mint chutney & red chutney..!