BREAD BAJJI




With another batch of snow in our area on Tuesday, we were at home the whole week and my husband was working from home. I made these bajjis for evening snacks to go with tea. I think most of my friends were preparing fried foods during the storm. When I was speaking with Viki over the phone, she too mentioned about preparing plantain bajjis last evening. There is definitely something comforting about eating fried foods during winter. Coming on to the recipe, I make these bajjis all the time when we have friends over. It takes just a couple of minutes to prepare and join in the chatting. These fritters do turn out very crispy compared to regular bajjis made with veggies.


INGREDIENTS:

1. Any types of soft or hard loaves, may be around 2-3 slices if regular bread slices are used. (I used a whole wheat baguette here).

2. Besan or kadala maavu1 cup.

3. Rice flour, 1 tablespoon.

4. Chili powder, ½ teaspoon.

5. Salt as per taste.

6. Baking soda, a pinch, (optional).

7. Red food color, a pinch (optional) although I have not used it here.


PREPARATION:

Mix the flours, chili powder, salt, color, and baking soda. Add some water and mix it to a thick batter. The batter should be thick enough to coat the bread slices evenly. A drop of oil can be added to the batter to make the bajjis crispier. Cut the bread slices evenly. Heat a pot with around 1 cup of oil. When the oil is hot enough, dip the bread slices into the batter and gently put them into the oil. To check the temperature of oil, add a drop of the batter into the oil. If the oil is hot enough the batter will puff up and rise to top. Add a couple of bajjis at one time and when the fritters turn golden-brown, remove them from the oil, and drain them on a paper towel. Serve hot with chutneys or ketchup.


Variation: Some ginger-garlic paste can also be added to the batter.

34 comments:

Rachana Kothari said...

Thats so perfect for this chilly weather and the combination of chai and bajji is awesome:) yummy!

Cham said...

Thank God not snowing here otherwise the bajji will be overflowing my kitchen 2 :)
Perfect with a cup of tea!

Priya said...

Simple, easy and crispy bajji, one of my fav..

Vrinda said...

Never tried this way..sounds like a gr8 evening snack idea..Will try...

simply.food said...

Never tried these before ,interesting recipe.

Swapna Sree said...

perfect evening snack,,like to have with cup of tea,,nice combination for this chilly weather..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

perfect snack for a snowy day!

Gulmohar said...

This is one great thing about the cold weather...that makes you bake or fry some snacks :D Love this bajji and now I know what to do with the leftover bread in my pantry..Great weekend and happy V day !!

Bergamot said...

a perfect snack with some garam chai

Parita said...

Just yesterday me and my roomy were missing bajjis, bread ones look so easy, got to try sometime :)

Sowmya said...

looks perfect with a cup of tea..do take care dear...have a nice time

Tina said...

Perfect tea time snack dear....

Nandini said...

I'm being an addict to fried food! This bajji is wonderful! Slurrp!

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow, bhajjis my favorite..and this is something nice and tasty here..love it with tea..

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Prathibha said...

Yummy bajjia....perfect for tehse winters

Sushma Mallya said...

simple & a quick snack

kitchen queen said...

hmmmmmmmmmmm! yum mouth watering bajjis perfect for the winter.

SriLekha said...

that looks so tempting and a perfect evening snack

PALATABLE said...

Bajji looks yummy, can I have some, please...

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Malar Gandhi said...

Thats a perfect snowey day snack...its been ages I have eaten bread bajji, thankz for sharing it, dear:)

Padhu said...

Wow!Sounds very simple.Perfect for this season.Pass on the plate to me.

Haddock said...

Baji in any form is always welcome.

Jagruti said...

Bhajiya is the perfect snack for this chilly weather...mouhwatering and tempting snack..!!intresting

Astra Libris said...

A snack with tea is definitely my favorite meal! :-) These look so tempting, and just perfect for the cold weather indeed!

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RAKS KITCHEN said...

I still hav not ttried bread bajji,will try soon!

Siddhi S said...

wow this bajjis luk very crispy n yummy...nice recipe gita

Vaishali said...

Gita, I remember my mom making this too, and it was so incredibly delicious. Thanks for sharing-- and bringing back some great memories. :)

Aparna said...

Nice bhajji... Will be a gr8 combo with my eve tea...

Raje said...

Simple and Yummy snack Gita!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Bajji looks very crisp n tempting Gita. Hi..hi...what we foodies can think of other than these bhajjis when it starts snowing? Bread bajji seems a very unique and great recipe dear.

Kanchan said...

Wow this one is very easy to prepare , i used to make a very different one !

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Perfect tea time snack! Gr8 for this chilli weather too..

Soma Pradhan said...

sounds nice for Snacks...Looks crispy and munchy

Jyoti said...

lovely bhajji..first time at ur blog.. will keeping coming..

cheers