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.