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Monday, March 16, 2015

Aratikaya bajji - Spicy Vazhakkai bhajji - Raw plantain fritters

Bhajji is an tasty deep fried fritters, made during some special occasions, As ugadi falls on 21st march, i planned to Post for Ugadi.In Coimbatore, street vendors sell this bajji's near my home. Weekly once my Grandmother gives me money, to get this.My Grand mother tries to make bajji's, but she can't get shape, After I learnt making, she asks me make bajji for her. once when i went to home town, i made for her. she was happy with that.I will teach you step wise pictures, to make bhajji.

Aratikaya bhajji


Prep Time : 10 minutes. 
Cook Time : 15 minutes .                   
Recipe Category:snackRecipes
 Recipe Cuisine:Indian


Besan flour  - 3/4 cup.
Rice flour - 1/4 cup.
Chilli powder - 1 tsp.
Idli batter - 2 tbsp.
Salt - as needed.
Cumin power - 2 pinch.
Hing - 1/8 tsp.


Peel the skin of Raw plantain using peeler, or knife,then slice it, into thin slices using a slicer, or knife  and immerse it in water, to avoid discoloration. keep it aside.


  • Take a mixing bowl, add   Besan flour,  Rice flour , hing , Cumin Powder,Idli/dosa batter,chilli powder and salt.mix well. Then add water little by little to make a thick batter like idli batter consistency. batter should not be too thick or thin.

  • Take each Raw plaintain slices, drain it from water, dip and coat it in a batter evenly, and carefully drop  one by one in hot oil. 

  • Fry them till it turns golden brown,on both the sides,Cook in medium flame.

  • Drain the excess oil in a paper towel or tissue towel. Then serve hot.


  • Consistency of batter is important step, while making bhajji's. it should not be too thick or thin, if it is thick, bhajji's wont get cooked, if it is too thin,can't coat the bhajji's in batter.
  • if you don't have idli/dosa batter, replace it with a pinch of baking soda.
  • Adding cumin powder enhances the spiciness of bhajji's.
  • Coat the bhajji's evenly with batter.
  • You can replace Raw plantain with onions,brinjal's, potatoes  and ajwain leaves.
  • you can also use ready made bhajji mix to make bhaaji's. but use my tips for preparation.



Nalini Somayaji said...

delicious and perfect raw banana bajji

Anonymous said...

Wow vazhakkai bhajji looks super tempting

tastentips said...

A new & delicious bhajji.....sounds interesting.

Herbs Spices and Tradition said...

I heard about them, but never tried, you have reminded me. I easily get raw plantain here, I will try next time when I will buy them.
Nice recipe.