Bajji is a favorite snack that is also a starter or accompaniment to our Lunch menu. It can be prepared in a jiffy. Great during the rains with a cup of tea!!!
It had been raining heavily and continuously in Chennai now; and we enjoyed it. Confined to our homes, snacking was one way to warm ourselves.
Carrot, Brinjal, Snake gourd and Ridge gourd Bajji are favorites in our home along with the ever popular Potato, Onion, and Raw Banana Bajji's.
(Snake Gourd Bajji)
2 cups Gram Flour
3 Tbsp Rice Flour
3 Tbsp Idli Batter (fermented)
1 tsp Chilli Powder
¼ tsp Asafetida
¼ tsp Ajwain seeds
Salt to taste
Vegetables: – Potato, Onions, Carrot, Brinjal, Raw Banana, Snake gourd and Ridge gourd
Oil for deep frying
Mix the flours with batter, spices and enough water. Add spices according to taste. Spoon in a Tablespoon of hot oil into the batter and mix well.
Slice vegetables of choice thinly.
Dip in batter and drop it gently into hot oil. Deep fry in hot oil until cooked, flipping over once.
Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot with Coconut Chutney.