Potato Bajji

Snacks are generally served either as an entree or during tea time.  Bajji is a delicious, popular snack, which takes minutes to prepare and is a combination of flour and a raw vegetable.
This dish is prepared with potatoes and channa dal or besan flour and bajjis are mostly prepared by dipping the vegetable in the semi liquid  flour batter!! 

An ideal snack on a cold winter evening or a rainy day, prepared and served on the roadside in India too!!!!

Ingredients to make approximately 25- 30

3 Medium Sized Potatoes
2 Cups Oil

For the Batter

1 ½ Cups Besan or Channa Dal Flour
¼Cup Rice Flour
½ Tsp Red Chilli Powder
¼ Tsp. Asafoetida Powder
A Pinch Yellow Food Colouring (optional)
¾ – 1 Cup Water
1-2 Tsp Salt

Preparation

Peel the potatoes and gently slice them into thin circular discs and keep aside.. .
Mix the ingredients for the batter thoroughly adding the water little by little to make a thick semi liquid batter, ensuring that there are no lumps in the batter

Heat the oil in a deep frying pan on a medium flame.
Dip the chopped potato discs one by one into the batter and gently drop it in the oil.
Fry it in batches of 6-8 depending on the size of the pan.
Fry till it turns golden brown.

Note: Vegetables like Onions, Chokoes, Banana Chilli, Spinach leaves, Raw Banana, Cauliflower florets can be prepared in a similar manner.
A combination of these vegetables can be individually prepared as well to make a platter of assorted bajjis!
Channa Dal Flour is also known as Besan Flour and Split Pea Flour can also be used! 

 

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