banana bajji recipe | aratikaya bajji | vazhakkai bajji | balekai bajji
easy banana bajji recipe | aratikaya bajji | vazhakkai bajji | balekai bajji
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 slices
- 1 raw plantain / raw banana
- ¾ cup besan / gram flour
- 2 tbsp rice flour
- ¼ tsp turmeric
- ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
- pinch hing / asafoetida
- ¾ tsp salt
- ½ cup water
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- oil for frying
firstly, peel the skin of raw plantain.
slice them slightly thick. you can also slice them in round shapes.
soak them in water to prevent from browning.
meanwhile, prepare the besan batter by taking ¾ cup besan, 2 tbsp rice flour in a small mixing bowl.
also add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, pinch hing and ¾ tsp salt.
mix well making sure the spices are combined well.
further, add ½ cup water and whisk well.
prepare a smooth lump free batter.
now add ¼ tsp baking soda and mix gently.
pat dry the soaked plantain slices to remove excess moisture.
dip the sliced plantain slices into batter. coat with batter on both side.
slowly drop into hot oil and deep fry. stir occasionally.
fry until they become crisp and golden brown.
remove the pakodas and drain onto a paper towel.
finally, enjoy banana bajji with pudina chutney and masala chai.