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banana bajji recipe | aratikaya bajji | vazhakkai bajji | balekai bajji

easy banana bajji recipe | aratikaya bajji | vazhakkai bajji | balekai bajji
Course Snack
Cuisine indian street food
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.