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November 11, 2015

Vazhakkai Bajji Recipe / Raw Banana Bajji - How To Make Bajji

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Vazhakkai bajji

Hi Friends,Hope you all doing good.I am sure you all had a great Diwali celebration.My Diwali went very well in my new house with my in-laws & familyParty.As I was busy with some personal works,I was not able to make any post here.For Diwali, I made Badam burfi,Doodh peda,Wheat halwa ( I am yet to post all these recipes,may be for next Diwali or New year Tongue),Thenkuzhal and Ribbon pakoda for my family.Apart from these sweets,I made Adhirasam,Suzhiyan & Vazhakkai bajji on Diwali day.We love to eat these deep fried stuffs more than sweets & other savories. Actually I had planned to make this post before Diwali.But I couldn’t do it.So Iam sharing it today.Every year my mom prepares potato bajji,Brinjal/Kathirikai bajji,Onion bajji and my most favorite Valakkai bajji( Raw banana fritters).I guess many of you make bajji & bonda with store bought bajji,bonda mix/powder.But my mom & MIL make bajji mix on their own.Basically I love tea shop Vazhakkai bajji a lot.Eating hot Vazhakkai bajji with a sip of steaming hot tea on a rainy day is a pure bliss! Try and experience it without worrying about the caloriesWinking.Lets see how to make this easy,yummy South Indian style Vazhakkai bajji recipe.
Check out my Onion bajji , Chilli bajji & Stuffed chilli bajji recipes.

Vazhakkai Bajji Recipe

Vazhakkai bajji/Raw banana fritters

Vazhakkai bajji/Raw banana fritters How to make Vazhakkai bajji / Raw banana fritters !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: 10 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup = 200 ml
  • Besan flour/Kadalai maavu - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - 1/3 cup
  • Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
  • Kesari color – 2 pinches (optional)
  • Hing/Asafetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Ajwain OR Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Cooking soda - 3 pinches
  • Water - 1 cup + 2 tbsp ( adjust)
  • Cooking oil - to deep fry
  • In a wide bowl , mix all the flours , powders , Ajwain or cumin,salt,cooking soda and add water to make a slightly watery batter( like dosa batter). If u make it too watery, bajji will have tails Winking smile.At the same time,thick batter yields hard bajjis..The batter should be slightly thick & flow like a ribbon.It should coat the onion pieces well.Adjust water & flour accordingly.
Raw banana bajji
  • Wash and cut the raw banana into two horizontally.Peel the skin and discard it.Slice the raw banana thinly and arrange in a plate.Dip the raw banana in bajji batter. 
Vazhakkai bajji

  • Heat oil in a kadai and check with a drop of batter to find the correct heating point.ie. If u put a drop of batter , the batter will rise immediately and floats on top. As soon as u get this heating point , simmer the flame and drop the raw banana slices coated well with batter.
Vazhakkai bajji
  • Deep fry till the color changes golden brown and the bubbles ceases.Flip it and again cook for a minute. Drain & remove in a tissue paper. Enjoy with tea/coffee!
Vazhakkai bajji
Vazhakkai bajji
  • Addition of food color gives a nice color to bajji as u see in stalls.
  • My mom & mil adds cumin seeds but i used ajwain for an enhanced flavour. Use any as per ur wish.
  • Please don’t skip adding soda . It gives a  puffy , soft bajji. Make sure u don’t add too much because bajji will be very oily and it is unhealthy too..
  • Adjust the consistency of batter.. Batter should not be too thin or too thick. If ur batter has become too thin , add besan & rice flour in 3:1 ratio and adjust the batter.If it is too thick add more water. Always add the extra water using a tbsp & check it.

Enjoy puffy,hot Vazhakkai bajji as an evening snack with your family !
Raw banana bajji

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