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October 16, 2019

Mini Besan Murukku Recipe – Kadalai Maavu Murukku - Small Murukku Recipe

Besan murukku / Kadalai maavu murukku recipe was in my try list since Gokulashtami/ Krishna jayanthi. So I tried this murukku as my first Diwali snacks recipe. I always have a love towards mini murukku/ small murukku since childhood. We call it as chinna murukku or kutty murukku in Tamil. When I was young, we used to buy mini kai murukku from a nearby snacks shop. Iam not so good in shaping mini kai murukku. So I tried this besan murukku in small size using star mould just like Udupi brand murukku. Basically my daughter Raksha doesn’t like big sized mullu murukku as it pricks the jaws while eating. When I made this mullu murukku in small size, she had it happily without any complaints. This bite sized murukku is so easy to eat and also appealing to our eyes. She took few for her school snacks box today to share with her friends. This shows the hit of this small besan murukku right??๐Ÿ˜Š. One more thing I would like to share. This murukku doesn't have a melt in mouth texture. It's slightly hard to bite hard but definitely crunchy. Friends, do try this mini murukku for your kids and family during this Diwali and let me know how they liked it. Lets see how to make besan flour murukku / kadalai maavu murukku with step by step pictures.

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Mini besan murukku recipe / Kadalai maavu murukku


Mini besan murukku recipe / Kadalai maavu murukku

Besan murukku / kadalai maavu murukku in small size / mini murukku recipe



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Yields: 40 small murukku
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Store bought rice flour - 1 cup
  • Besan flour - 1/2 cup
  • Soft butter - 1 tbsp
  • Hot oil - 1/2 tbsp (I used refined oil)
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp (Adjust based on your taste)
  • Ajwain / Omam - 1/2 tsp
  • Black sesame seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing / Asafetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Cooking oil – to deep fry murukku
HOW TO MAKE BESAN MURUKKU
  1. In a bowl sieve and mix besan flour, rice flour.
  2. Add ajwain, red chilli powder, sesame seeds, hing, butter, hot oil and salt.
  3. Mix well. Then add water gradually and make a smooth, pliable, slightly sticky dough.
  4. In the murukku press, keep the star mould and fill the dough.
  5. Heat oil and check the temperature. Press the small murukku in a sheet.
  6. Drop in hot oil and fry both the sides till bubbles cease. Remove in a tissue paper.
  7. Store in a box after murukku comes to room temperature. Stays good for 15 days. Enjoy !
BESAN FLOUR MURUKKU - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • In a wide bowl, place a sieve. Add rice flour and besan flour to it. Sieve them well.

  • Add salt, hing, ajwain, sesame seeds, red chilli powder , hot oil and butter. Mix well without water to spread the butter evenly with the flour.

  • Now add water gradually and make a smooth, pliable dough. Dough can be slightly sticky. If you add less water, murukku gets cut while pressing. So add right amount of water. Cover the dough with a plate till use. Do not dry the dough.
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  • Take the murukku press and place the star mould or round mould with a single hole. Fill the murukku dough.  In a butter paper or polythene sheet, press the murukku. Make small sized murukku with one rotation as I did.

  • Heat oil in a kadai. Drop a pinch of dough and see if it comes to top immediately without changing in color. It indicates correct oil temperature.

  • Now drop kutty murukku one by one in oil. Beginners, slide the murukku in the corner of kadai to avoid splashing of oil. Cook 10 to 15 in one batch based on the quantity of oil. Cook in medium flame. Toss in regular intervals and cook both the sides till bubbles cease. Do not burn it. Cook patiently in correct flame. Remove & drain the oil in a tissue paper.

  • Store the murukku in a box after it cools down. Stays good for 15 days, enjoy !

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of red chilli powder as per your taste. Color of murukku depends on chilli powder. Skip if you don’t like to use it.
  • Do not over fry, it turns black. Cook in medium flame by tossing in regular intervals.
  • Do not add more butter. Oil may bubble. 

Try this small sized besan murukku and enjoy !
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July 27, 2019

7 Taste Uthappam / 5 Taste Uthappam Recipe

7 taste uthappam
7 Taste Uthappam / 5 Taste Uthappam Recipe – Many of you would have tasted this dosa variety in restaurants like Saravana bhavan and many restaurants in Tamil nadu. Basically uthappam is a soft, spongy dosa that looks round and small in size. You can make it with freshly ground fermented idli, dosa batter or with leftover idli batter. Both tastes great. Onion uthappam is the most common oothappam variety. But this 5 taste / 7 taste uthappam with 7 different toppings makes this simple dish much more interesting. Though I haven’t tasted this recipe in Chennai Saravana bhavan, I have tasted it in Salem Saravana bhavan – asai dosai and Sree Saravana bhavan restaurant in Krishnagiri. But both the restaurants served 5 taste uthappam with masala toppings like mushroom masala, paneer masala, Gobi masala, grated carrot and small onion. It was so filling that I wasn’t able to eat 3 uthappam.  But the recipe I have shared here is very simple with light toppings. It won’t make you feel full at the same time its so appealing to eyes. Kids would love it for sure. Even we adults would be craving to eat it by seeing their colors. I have made this uthappam with the mini uthappam pan which I bought recently. I purchased it mainly for this recipe and to make pancakes for Raksha. If you are interested to buy this mini uthappam / pancake pan, please check THIS LINK in Amazon. There are many brands available in it.  If you don’t want this pan, you can make in dosa tawa itself.  You can make 3 to 4 per batch based on the size of your dosa tawa. I have used onion, carrot, capsicum, coriander leaves, tomato + crushed pepper, Idli podi / Gun powder, dry fruits and nuts toppings. You can skip any two and make 5 taste uthappam. For variations, you can use paneer bhurji, grated cheese, chocolate chips even finely cut apple for different and interesting toppings. Friends, do try this easy and colorful 7 taste uthappam recipe and share your feedback with me !



7 taste uthappam recipe

7 taste uthappam / 5 taste uthappam recipe


7 taste uthappam / 5 taste uthappam recipe

How to make easy and colorful 7 taste uthappam with idli dosa batter.



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: Serves 1
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • Idli dosa batter - 1 cup
  • Big onion - 1/2 no ( finely chopped)
  • Colored Capsicum - 2 tbsp (finely chopped, I used green)
  • Tomato - 1/2 no (-do-)
  • Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Carrot - 1 ( grated)
  • Dry fruits and nuts - 2 tbsp ( I used cashews and dry grapes)
  • Idli podi / Gun powder - as needed
  • Cooking oil / Sesame oil /Ghee - to drizzle over dosa
HOW TO MAKE 7 TASTE UTHAPPAM RECIPE
  1. Wash and chop all the vegetables finely. Grate carrot.
  2. Take idli dosa batter and add little water if batter is too thick.
  3. Heat a dosa pan or uthappam pan. Pour small ladleful of batter. Do not spread it.
  4. Sprinkle the topping over each dosa. Drizzle oil around the dosa.
  5. Cook in medium flame. Flip and cook the other side till toppings become golden in color.
  6. Remove and serve hot with chutney or sambar !
7 TASTE UTHAPPAM - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • To make 7 taste or 5 taste uthappam, prepare the toppings by finely chopping onion, capsicum, cashew nuts, tomato, coriander leaves. Grate carrot and keep aside.

  • Take 1 to 2 cups of idli dosa batter. You can use leftover idli dosa batter or with fresh fermented idli batter. If the batter is too thick add little water and bring to pouring consistency. Remember batter should not be too thin and watery.
  • 7 taste uthappam recipe
  • Heat a dosa tawa or mini uthappam pan (If you have it). Pour small ladles of batter in each hole. In dosa tawa, make 3 to 4 small sized thick dosa. Do not spread the batter.

  • Place the toppings over each dosa. Put chopped small onion in one, tomato and sprinkle some pepper powder in the second, capsicum in third, grated carrot, chopped coriander leaves, dry fruits and nuts in the remaining uthappam. Lastly sprinkle idli podi over the 7th uthappam. Drizzle oil or ghee (for kids) around each dosa. Cook in medium flame and flip the dosa.

  • Cook the toppings side patiently till each of them is cooked well and turns slight golden brown in color. You can remove carrot and coriander uthappam earlier than onion uthappam.
  • 7 taste uthappam recipe
  • Remove in a plate and serve hot with chutney and sambar ! Enjoy !

Note

  • For variations you can use grated cheese, grated paneer, chocolate chips and favorite fruits.
  • To make 5 taste uthappam, skip any two toppings and make the remaining.
  • Adding ghee gives the best taste. But you can use cooking oil or sesame oil for low calorie version.
  • Coconut chutney or sambar is the best side dish for these uthappam.
Colorful, tasty 7 taste uthappam is ready ! Enjoy !
7 taste uthappam recipe

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July 8, 2019

Easy Chocolate Sandwich Recipe With Chocolate Syrup

chocolate sandwich recipe
Here is an easy and quick chocolate sandwich recipe using Hershey’s chocolate syrup and butter. Usually chocolate sandwich is prepared by using cooking chocolate. But this is a quick and simple recipe I tried after tasting it in a popular Sandwich outlet named Hari super sandwich in Jayanagar, Bangalore. I watched him making this sandwich in a super quick method and took a video as well. Long back I shared the video in my Instagram page. After that I too started making chocolate sandwich very often in a slightly modified method for Raksha’s snack box and for our weekend breakfast. It has become our family favorite. It tastes so close to Hari's. Recently I noticed that I haven’t shared this simple recipe with you all. So I wanted to post this easy chocolate sandwich recipe today๐Ÿ˜Š. You can use any chocolate syrup or chocolate spread in this recipe. You can use Nutella as well. I made this sandwich in a dosa tawa by toasting the bread greased with butter. You can also grill it and make grilled chocolate sandwich. It looks even more attractive. For variations, you can make this sandwich without fire, add grated cheese, garnish with chopped nuts, spirnklers etc. Make your own variations and enjoy. Friends, do try this super yummy chocolate sandwich recipe for your kids snacks or breakfast. It tastes great when served hot. Your kids would love it for sure and ask for more. Even your husband will love it๐Ÿ˜ƒ. Do try it and share your feedback with me !

Check out my other SANDWICH RECIPES too !

chocolate sandwich recipe using hersheys syrup


Chocolate sandwich recipe with chocolate syrup


Chocolate sandwich recipe with chocolate syrup

Chocolate sandwich recipe with Hersheys chocolate syrup



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Kids recipes
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 2 Minutes
Cook time: 2 Minutes
Total time: 4 Minutes



INGREDIENTS

  • Milk bread - 8 slices
  • Butter - 2 to 3 tbsp (softened )
  • Hershey’s chocolate syrup - 3 tbp ( As needed)
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE SANDWICH RECIPE
  1. Take 2 bread slices. Apply bread on one side of the bread.
  2. Heat a dosa tawa. Lower the flame and toast the buttered side.
  3. While the bread gets toasted in low flame, apply chocolate syrup on one slice.
  4. Spread butter in the other slice. Do this job quickly. Cover it and remove in a plate.
  5. Drizzle some chocolate syrup over the sandwich and serve hot !
CHOCOLATE SANDWICH RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Take 2 bread slices in a plate. Apply soft butter on one side of both bread.

  • Heat a dosa tawa. Lower the flame completely. Keep the buttered side on the tawa. Toast in low flame.

  • Immediately start to apply chocolate syrup on one of the bread slices. Apply butter in the other slice.
    • chocolate sandwich recipe using hersheys syrup
  • As soon as the bottom is toasted, cover the sandwich by placing buttered side over the chocolate side.  Do this process quickly else bread will burn at the bottom. Bread becomes soft as it toasts. Remove it and enjoy hot. I cut into 6 small pieces just like the way it was served in Hari Sandwich center. Its easy to eat and looks cute as well !
  • chocolate sandwich recipe using hersheys syrup
  • Drizzle more chocolate syrup if you like. Enjoy hot for best taste !

Note

  • For variations, you can apply chocolate spread instead of syrup.
  • Remember you should keep the flame very low while spreading the chocolate and butter. Do it quickly else bread will burn at the bottom.
  • You can sprinkle some cheese gratings to make cheese chocolate sandwich recipe.
  • You can also grill the sandwich in a toaster instead of dosa tawa.
  • Use fresh milk bread for best taste.
Try this yummy, kids friendly sandwich recipe and enjoy !
chocolate sandwich recipe using hersheys syrup


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January 10, 2019

Vazhaipoo Cutlet Recipe – Banana Flower Cutlet Recipe – Vazhaipoo Recipes

vazhaipoo cutlet recipe
Vazhaipoo cutlet is an interesting deep fried snack prepared using vazhaipoo (banana flower in English) and cooked potato as the base ingredients. Recently I got a big banana flower from Salem. As usual I prepared Vazhaipoo usili and vazhaipoo dosa. Still I had a cup of leftover banana flower. So I tried this Vazhaipoo cutlet recipe for the first time. It came out so well with a soft interior and crispy exterior. No one could find out this cutlet is prepared with vazhaipoo. Even kids would love it. In this recipe, I have ground the cooked banana flower to a paste and added it with mashed, boiled potato. So the taste of vazhaipoo won’t be dominant. Anyone would love to eat it.  Raksha relished it with tomato ketchup. Friends, do try this vazhaipoo cutlet recipe for a change and enjoy. Ok, here you see banana flower cutlet recipe with step by step pictures.

If you are interested see my post on how to clean banana flower.

Check out my vegetable cutlet recipe, Paneer cutlet recipe, Mc Donald's style veg burger

Also check out my other vazhaipoo recipes below

Vazhaipoo kuzhambu

Vazhaipoo usili

Vazhaipoo poriyal

Vazhaipoo kootu

Vazhaipoo vadai

Vazhaipoo dosa

Vazhaipoo kola urundai

vazhaipoo cutlet

Vazhaipoo cutlet recipe / Banana flower cutlet


Vazhaipoo cutlet recipe / Banana flower cutlet

Vazhaipoo cutlet recipe / Banana flower cutlet recipe - An interesting, healthy snack recipe.



Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: 8
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • Vazhaipoo / Banana flower - 1.5 cups
  • Boiled potato - 2 (Big)
  • Big onion - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Crushed Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 to 1 tsp (adjust based on taste)
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Maida / all purpose flour OR rice flour - 2 tbsp (for binding)
  • Coriander leaves - finely chopped (to garnish)
  • Salt & water - as needed

  • Corn flour - 2 tbsp
  • Water - to make paste.
  • Bread crumbs - to coat the cutlet
  • Cooking oil – to shallow fry cutlets
HOW TO MAKE VAZHAIPOO CUTLET
  1. Wash and clean vazhaipoo. Cook in required water till soft.
  2. Drain the water and grind to smooth paste adding little water.
  3. Cook and peel the skin of potato. Mash it well.
  4. Heat oil in a kadai. Add crushed fennel seeds, chopped big onion and saute well.
  5. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes off. Then add ground vazhaipoo paste.
  6. Saute till water content is removed. Then add mashed potato, red chilli powder, salt and garam masala powder.
  7. Mix well and cook till it becomes a whole mass.
  8. If the mixture is too wet and watery, add maida for binding. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  9. Remove and let it cool. Make a thick paste of corn flour for dipping the cutlet.
  10. Make round or heart shaped cutlet. Dip the cutlet in corn flour paste.
  11. Coat in bread crumbs. Shallow fry both the sides in a kadai. Drain in a tissue paper.
  12. Serve with tomato ketchup.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Pressure cook potato in required water. Peel the skin, mash well and set aside. Wash and clean the vazhaipoo florets by removing the black stamen (kalan). Chop roughly and cook in required water till soft. Drain the water and set aside. To make homemade bread crumbs, just grind the corners (brown part) of bread to a fine powder. Keep in a plate.
  • vazhaipoo cutlet recipe  vazhaipoo cutlet recipe

    • Grind the cooked vazhaipoo to a smooth paste adding little water (For variations, you can skip cooking and grind it raw). Heat oil in a kadai. Add crushed fennel seeds. Add finely chopped onion and saute till transparent.
    • vazhaipoo cutlet recipe
    • Add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell disappears. Add the ground vazhaipoo paste. Saute till its water content is absorbed.
      • vazhaipoo cutlet recipe
    • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, salt and mashed potato. Mix well in low flame. Keep mixing till everything comes together like a dough. If there is wetness in the mixture, add some maida or rice flour to make a dough. Lastly add coriander leaves, mix well. Switch off the flame and let it cool down.
      • vazhaipoo cutlet recipe
      vazhaipoo cutlet recipe
    • In the mean time take corn flour in a bowl. Add some water and make a thick paste. Take bread crumbs in a plate.
    • vazhaipoo cutlet recipe
    • Now take the cooled cutlet mixture. Make round or heart shapes as you like. Dip one cutlet in corn flour paste. Immediately coat in bread crumbs. Arrange in a plate. Follow the same for remaining cutlets too.

    • Heat oil in a kadai to shallow fry the cutlets. Arrange 4 to 5 cutlets per batch. Cook in low flame till golden brown on one side. Flip the cutlet and cook the other side too. Remove in a tissue paper to drain the excess oil. Serve warm with tomato ketchup.Enjoy ! vazhaipoo cutlet recipe

    Note

    • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder as per the taste.
    • For variations, you can also add mashed vegetables along with potato.
    • Addition of maida or rice flour helps for binding cutlet dough.
    • You can dip in corn flour paste and bread crumbs twice to make super crispy exterior.
    • If you are conscious about oil, you can just cook the cutlet in a dosa pan with little oil.

    Try this interesting, healthy vazhaipoo cutlet recipe and enjoy !
    Banana flower cutlet
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    May 2, 2018

    Ice Cream Bread Recipe – How To Make Cake With Ice Cream

    Ice cream bread

    Ice cream bread/ Ice cream cake is an easy 2 ingredient bread baked using all purpose flour / cake flour and melted ice cream. Recently I prepared homemade Vanilla ice cream and Butterscotch icecream using Amul fresh cream and condensed milk. I used the leftover ice cream for this recipe. After referring so many recipes, I found full fat ice cream works the best for this ice cream bread recipe. But I tried with ice cream prepared using low fat Amul fresh cream. Still my bread came out very well and soft. Basically this ice cream bread tastes bland with mild sweetness. So I modified the recipe and added some powdered sugar, milk. It came out very well, soft and spongy. Raksha loved it very much. You too give a try in this summer vacation for your kids. They will love it for sure. Vanilla ice cream is preffered but you can try with other flavors as well. I used vanilla ice cream and butterscotch ice cream in equal quantity. So the color of bread varies as per the ice cream you use. Ok, lets see how to make easy, yummy, homemade ice cream bread recipe at home using leftover ice cream.

    Check out my homemade custard powder ice cream, mango ice cream recipes without using ice cream machine.

    How to make bread with ice cream

    Ice Cream Bread Recipe Using 2 ingredients


    Ice Cream Bread Recipe Using 2 ingredients

    Learn how to make easy ice cream bread recipe using leftover ice cream and all purpose flour.


    Cuisine: Indian
    Category: Cake recipes
    Serves: 10 slices
    Prep time: 5 Minutes
    Cook time: 25 Minutes
    Total time: 30 Minutes


    INGREDIENTS

    1 cup = 250ml
    • Ice cream – 1 cup ( I used a combination of Vanilla and butterscotch)
    • Maida / All purpose flour – 3/4 cup
    • Baking powder – 1 tsp
    • Powdered sugar – 1 to 2 tbsp ( Use 1 tbsp, add more if needed)
    • Salt – 1/8 tsp
    • Flavorless Cooking oil or melted butter  – 2 tbsp ( For moistness, I used oil)

    METHOD

    1. Melt the ice cream and take in a bowl.
    2. Sieve all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, powdered sugar and add to ice cream.
    3. Add cooking oil and mix well to make batter.
    4. Transfer to a greased loaf pan. Preheat convection oven at 180c.
    5. Bake for 25 minutes till tooth pick comes out clean.
    6. Cool for 15 minutes and remove the bread. Make slices and enjoy.

    METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

    • In a wide bowl, take melted ice cream. Place a sieve over the bowl. Add all purpose flour, powdered sugar, salt, baking powder. Sieve and add to ice cream.
      Ice Cream Bread Recipe
    • Add cooking oil and mix everything well to make bread batter. Batter should be thick but pourable as shown in the picture below.
      Ice cream bread recipe
    • Grease a loaf pan with cooking oil and dust all purpose flour all over the pan. Transfer the bread batter to the pan.
      Ice Cream Bread Recipe
    • Preheat convection oven at 180c. Bake the bread for 25 minutes. Remove the bread, insert a toothpick and check if it comes out clean. If so, cake is done.

    • Cool the bread for 20 minutes. Run a knife in the corners of pan. Invert the pan over a plate and remove the bread. It comes off easily. Make slices and serve immediately. It kept it for 2 days.
      Ice Cream Bread Recipe
    • Enjoy !

    Note

    • Vanilla ice cream is preferred for this ice cream bread. You get white colored bread slices.
    • As I used vanilla and butterscotch in equal proportions, my slices came out golden in color.
    • You can skip cooking oil if you use full fat ice cream.
    Try this easy ice cream bread at home and enjoy your teatime !
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    April 19, 2018

    Baby Corn Bajji Recipe - Baby Corn Fingers Recipe

    Baby corn bajji recipe

    This is our South Indian style bajji recipe with baby corn. Baby corn bajji in Tamil also known as baby corn fingers was in my try list for years. Long back I had posted baby corn golden fritters / baby corn 65 which is a super hit recipe in my blog. After that I din’t post any baby corn snack recipe for long time. As summer vacation is started here, Raksha told me to make some bajji or bonda for her evening snacks. So I wanted to post this baby corn bajji and made it. I used besan flour and rice flour in the ratio of 2:1 and made bajji batter in thick flowing consistency.  It came out very well with crispy exterior and soft interior. We loved it very much. Friends, do try this easy, yummy, crispy baby corn bajji for your kids during this vacation and share your feedback with me ✋.

    Check out my homemade bajji bonda mix, onion bajji, potato bajji, Ajwain leaf bajji, Raw banana bajji, Andhra mirapakaya bajji, Chilli bajji.


    Baby corn fingers recipe


    Baby corn bajji recipe / Baby corn golden fingers


    Baby corn bajji recipe / Baby corn golden fingers

    Baby corn bajji recipe / Baby corn golden fingers for kids snacks


    Cuisine: Indian
    Category: Snacks recipes
    Serves: 10 nos
    Prep time: 10 Minutes
    Cook time: 10 Minutes
    Total time: 20 Minutes


    INGREDIENTS

    1 cup = 250ml
    • Besan flour - 1/2 cup
    • Rice flour - 1/4 cup
    • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp
    • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp (optional, I used it)
    • Hing / Asafetida - 1/4 tsp
    • Salt - as needed
    • Baking soda / cooking soda – 1/4 tsp
    • Red Food color – a pinch (Optional)
    • Water – As needed( I used around 3/4 cup)
    • Cooking oil - to deep fry

    METHOD

    1. Peel the baby corn and discard the skin. Pressure cook the whole baby corn in high flame for one whistle OR boil in water till it becomes soft.
    2. In a wide bowl, mix all the ingredients except cooking oil to make bajji batter.
    3. Dip the cooked baby corn in the batter.
    4. Deep fry in oil on both the sides. Remove when it turns golden in color.
    5. Serve with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup.

    METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

    • Peel the skin of baby corn and wash it. In a cooker base, add 2 cups of water. In a small bowl, keep the peeled baby corn and add very little water to it. Let it pressure cook in high flame for one whistle or cook till it becomes soft but firm. Remove the bowl from the cooker. Drain the excess water if any. Keep it aside. Some people use raw baby corn to make bajji. So pressure cooking is an optional step. But I love to have soft baby corn. So I cooked it.
    • In a wide bowl, mix besan flour, rice flour, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, hing, salt, baking soda and mix well.
    Baby corn bajji
    • Add water and make thick bajji batter in flowing consistency. Set aside for few minutes till oil gets heated.
      Baby corn bajji
    • Heat cooking oil in a kadai. Drop a pinch of bajji batter. If it sizzles and rises to the top immediately, heat of the oil is just right.
    • Take one cooked baby corn. Dip it inside the batter, coat it well and take it out by holding the tail part. Drop in the hot oil. Repeat the same and put 2 to 3 bajji in one batch.
      Baby corn bajji
    • Flip and Cook both the sides till it turns golden. Remove the bajji in a tissue paper.
      Baby corn bajji
    • Enjoy with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup !

    Note

    • If you want to use less rice flour, use besan and rice flour in the ratio of 3:1 instead of 2:1.
    • You can add a pinch of food color to get a bright colored bajji like in teashops.
    • Adding baking soda helps to make puffy and soft bajji.
    Enjoy this easy, yummy baby corn bajji with tomato ketchup !
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