Monday, February 22, 2010

Sweet bajji

Bajji is a deep fried Indian snack. It is generally prepared by dipping a slice of vegetable in besan / All purpose flour and deep fried in a wok. Mostly they are savory snacks except for a few.

Almost a month ago I prepared this sweet bajji for an evening snack. I used plantain fruit (Etham pazham / Nenthram palam in Tamil) , a wild variety of banana. I have tasted this kind of bajji in Trivandrum, but in a long shape (Pazham pori). But I didn't want to use a lot of oil. So I sliced the fruit horizontally and dipped in AP flour , then deep fried it in enough oil.But if we want a bajji like that of the Kerala one, then slice the plantain longitudinally into 1/4 inch pieces.

Got this recipe from Malabar spices. Thanks to the author, the result was exactly like what I used to get from Kerala.

Today I got a much useful thought from Katherine about time and good friends. Thanks dear. Just wanted to share this and hope you all like it.



Ingredients:
Ripe plantain (Nenthram pazham)- 1
All purpose flour / Maida - 1/2 cup
Rice flour - 1 tsp (optional)
Sugar - 1 tsp
Baking soda - a pinch
Salt - a pinch
Water - 3 tbsp (just enough to make a thick batter)
oil to deep fry - 200 ml (1 cup)

Method :
Peel and slice the banana into long slices / round slices of 1/4 inch thickness.

Mix all other items except oil to make a batter like thick idly batter.

Heat oil in a frying pan. Reduce to medium flame, so that there is no smoke.

Dip the banana slices one by one and carefully fry both sides till we get a beautiful golden brown color.

Don't overload the oil . fry 4 to 5 round bajjis in a course.

Gently strain the fried bajjis using a slotted spatula and remove excess oil by placing them on paper towels.

Vazhai pazha bajji is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Serve as snack along with tea.

30 comments:

Gita said...

Love this sweet bajji dear...looks very crispy and tasty...ideal evening snack especially during this cold weather :)

Gita said...

Thank you very much for the loving words da...the link you have posted is very good...very thoughtful :)

Nithu Bala said...

Lovely recipe..want to try right now..too tempting..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Banana Bajji looks awesome. I am drooling here.

Daisy Blue said...

I love this pazha bajji.. goes well with evening tea..

Suparna said...

hey viki,
I love these bajjis the taste of it is priceless :) I love it with tea and just any weather is fine ;0
Thanks for the lovely post dearie :)
TC

Sushma Mallya said...

i love this snack & its been so long since i made it...sweet bajji looks delicious viki

ganga said...

crispy bujji..looks yummy...

sowmya's creative saga said...

this dish is so popular in the malay community here..they make this for breakfast..

Neetz said...

wow..a yummy evening snack :)

AshKuku said...

Yum! Yum! Yummy Yum! I love these sweet fritters..... It has been many days since I had them.....Well mom made them & I had them.... :-)

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Priya said...

Wow such a delicious and prefect evening snacks..

Tina said...

Tempting and delicious.....

Nandini said...

This is so scrumptious! I can gobble them up!

Asha said...

Never made sweet Bajjis, looks and sounds yummy.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

hmmm..very sweetyyy

Rachana Kothari said...

The bajji's will go really well with a cup of tea:) looks delicious.

Soma Pradhan said...

Looks so crispy and yummy. Always in for any fried food

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious different bhaji dear

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very Crispy and Good looking snack.Must have tasted graet as wee.

Deepa

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Viki
WOnderful reminder. This was my evening snack most of the daya when I was in Kuwait for 3 years.
We had a shop down below, and every alternate day he used to make this ( half banana cut lengthwise) and moment I used to park my car, the helper will come rushing with 2 pieces wrapped in a paper..( that was the satnding order for him) ha ha .
We make it , but the banana ( generally the half rotten or over wriped ones) is mashed with atta and fried like pakodas,,,
kepp cooking and happy blogging

suvaiyaana suvai said...

looks yummy!

Cicily Antony said...

yummy evening snack...love this...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy snack...

Sarah Naveen said...

Nice recipe..Such a yummy and perfect snack...

Devasena Hariharan said...

Looks good Vicky. This reminds me of my trivandram visit, where we had this bajji in a local shop. Long ones.

Siddhi S said...

hey viki ths banana bajjis i hv tasted in kerela whn i had been thr n thy wer superb...urs r very tempting...nice recipe, thnx for sharing

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

This is a wonderful snack, we call it katchayam, its made similar to this but we add semolina too...I love this very much, my fav!!!

http://memoryarchieved.blogspot.com

Sandhya Hariharan said...

YUMMY... yumm... Beautifully done

Sashi said...

delicious bajji .. lovely for evening snack ..

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