Raw Banana Bhajji|Vazhakai Bhajji Recipe

Bhajji 1Bhajji! Almost everyone would be familiar with this common tea time snack. It is crispy outside, soft and really addictive. This recipe is simple and can quickly be done on a rainy day with few basic ingredients at your home.

Ingredients
Raw banana 1
Besan flour/Chickpea flour 1 cup
Rice flour 1/2 cup
Chilli powder 2 tbsp
Baking soda 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida pinch
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Salt 1 tsp or as needed
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Directions
• Wash and peel the skin of raw banana and cut them vertically in to thin slices. Keep it ready.
• In a large bowl, mix together besan, rice flour, chilli powder, baking soda, asafoetida and salt with required water. (Batter shouldn’t be too thick or too watery).
• Heat oil in a medium vessel/kadai. Once it is hot, check it by adding a drop of batter. If the batter puffs up immediately then it is a perfect stage to start frying.
• Dip the thin slices of raw banana in to the batter and drop it slowly in to the heated oil. Always fry bhajji at medium temperature till both sides turn golden brown.
• Remove them and drain it on a paper towel. Repeat the same for the rest of raw banana slices.
• Serve hot with coconut chutney!
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Tips
• Instead of raw banana, with the same batter you can try different varieties of bhajjis using onion, potato and green chillis.

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