Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Banana Bajji

Rainy days are here and the crave was to have some hot and crispy bajji for evening tea with my family. There was some raw banana's in the fridge and we chose to make bajji with it. It's a easy snack to make, and right for a rainy day tea or coffee.


3 - Unripe raw banana, washed
2 cups - Besan powder, shifted
1 tbsp - Rice flour
1.5 tsp - Red chili powder or to taste
3 to 4 big flakes - Garlic, crushed and finely grated
1/2 tsp - Hing powder
1 tbsp - Ghee
Salt to taste
Peanut oil or sunflower


1 ) Make a thick batter by mixing besan, rice flour, chili powder, garlic, hing, ghee, salt to taste along with enough water.

2 ) Cut banana into thin slices longitudinally. Discard the skin on both edges of the banana, if you do not prefer the skin.

3 ) Heat oil in a kadai or wok. Dip and coat each banana slice well with the batter and deep fry in medium hot oil till golden brown in color. Oil should be hot enough before sliding in the slices. Drain out of the oil and place in a platter to serve.

Serve hot as is or with coconut chutney.


Anonymous said...

Pravs,makes me hungry there..I miss them..we dont get ethakka here.others can be tried..One thing special about you is your presentation !! Simple but elegant ..Thanks

Nags said...

only difference from mine is addition of garlic. hmm.. that could be a good option..

CHAITRA said...

Banana bajji sounds crip n light.Drop in

Kalai said...

Nice an crispy! Looks awesome for a rainy day! :)

Pravs said...

Ann: Thanks a lot for the appreciation.Makes it worth while for all the efforts put in.

Nags : There you go.. i have something different :)

Chaitra : Thanks :) will drop in.

kalai : Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

My comfort food network said...

I have never made bajji with raw banana's, this I gotta try. We usually make the sweeter version with ripe plantains, with rice flour and maida batter with the addition of kalonji/onion seeds.

Rahin said...

one of my friends made this n we loved it , now i have a reliable recipe , thanks pravs

Pravs said...

Hapi: Thanks for visiting.

My comfort food network : I have sweet banana recipe here too. Make the same way but without kalonji. I should discover the taste adding kalonji.You should try this one for a savoury snack.

Rahin : Thanks to your friend for trying and to you for this valuable feedback.

Pooja said...

Banana bajjis look so delicious! My favourite tea time snack!

Prajusha said...

ncie to c ur post after a long time. where ahve u been?
banana bajji looks simple and nice.

Nithya Naveen said...

Bajji looks yummy and crispy..