Thursday, August 7, 2008

Vegetable Fritter / Bhajiya or Bhaji

Bhajiya or (Bajo in Konkani) is a very popular dish. It is served in any Konkani wedding lunch/dinner. Bhajiya can be made with different vegetables like egg plant, cauliflower, raw banana, okra, capsicum, onions, potato, drumsticks, pumpkin, jack fruit, bitter gourd, bread fruit and many other vegetables. I always make these bhajiyas whenever we call over friends for dinner. It is easy to prepare and is liked by all. I made potato, banana and capsicum bhajiyas recently.

Different Vegetables
Chili powder
thyme seeds or ajwain
heeng or asafoetida
Gram flour
oil for frying


Cut the vegetable into thin slices. Apply salt, chili powder, asafoetida to the vegetables. Prepare a batter with the gram flour and water. Add thyme seeds and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the batter. Dip the vegetables in the batter and fry on high heat.