Wednesday, December 12, 2012

#49 : Potato Bajji ~ Potato Fritters

It is of the small joys and little pleasures that the greatest of our days are built.
~ Mary Anne Radmache

On a rainy day, there is no bigger joy than eating hot crunchy bajjis with a cup of maslsa chai.  When the mood is set for the day, Kalyan and I shamelessly give in to this joy. It make us happy. It brings a smile. Beautiful childhood memories linger. It remind us of home, India. It fills the house with memories of the first rain after a scorching summer. It brings back memories of dancing in rain. Puddles and handmade paper boats. Love and Happiness
  • 2 Big Potatoes- Thinly sliced into circles
  • 1/2 Cup Gram Flour- Chickpea Flour-Besan
  •  2 tsp Rice Flour
  • 1 pinch Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder - Jeera Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup water or less
  • Oil for Deep Frying 
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala 
    1. In a large bowl mix together gram flour, rice flour, soda, chilli powder, cumin powder, salt. Add a small sprinkling of water to help bring things together into a thick pour-able batter
    2. Fill a medium pan half way with oil. Heat on medium- high until it reaches a deep frying temperature (To test drop a small amount of batter in the oil and it should sizzle up immediately)
    3. Once the oil is hot enough dip the potato slices one by one in batter, coat well and drop into the hot oil for deep frying
    4. Fry the bajji until golden and remove/drain the excess oil off on a kitchen paper towel
    5. Serve with a sprinkling of chaat masala and a choice of chutney

    1 comment:

    1. Lovely :) This looks tempting. In India the same recipe has different names. We in Bihar used to call it aloo ka bachka (funny name)-