Choko (Chayote) 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 Chokos, Besan or ChickPea flour, quite similar to making pakoras but 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!!

Ingredients to make 20 -25
2 Medium Size Chokos
2 Cups Oil

For the Batter

1 ½ Cups Besan or Chick Pea Flour
¼ Cup Rice Flour
½ Tsp Red Chilli Powder
¼ Tsp. Asafoetida Powder
A Pinch Yellow Food Colouring (optional)
¾ – 1 Cup Water (enough to make semi liquid batter)
1-2 Tsp Salt

Choko Bhaji

Choko Bajji


Peel the Chokos 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 Choko 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 Potatoes, Onions, 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!