Bajji is one of the famous Indian Snack. It is prepared with Chana flour/Gram flour.
It is a popular spicy fried, crispy snack. It is very easy to prepare. It is served in lunch or evening snack.
Today I am preparing Heerekai/Ridge Gourd Bajji. Batter has to be prepared to make Bajjis and you can also use Onion, Capsicum, Potato in place of Heerekai/Ridge Gourd.
When it is raining, not able to go out, Bajji can be prepared and have with hot Tea.
Gram Flour/Chana Flour 2 cups
Rice Powder 2 tsp
Heerekai/Ridge Gourd 2 nos.
Chilli Powder 4 tsp
Cooking Soda one pinch
Oil for frying
Salt to taste
Peel the skin of Heerekai/Ridge Gourd.
Make thin slices.
Steam cook for 3-4 mins. You can also keep in oven for about 30 seconds.
In a bowl mix chana powder, chilli powder, salt to taste, cooking soda, rice powder.
Add water and prepare batter. Keep for about 20 mins.
Meanwhile keep oil for frying.
Put a drop of batter into oil to check whether oil is hot enough to fry bajji’s. If it comes up immediately, oil is ready.
Dip sliced Heerekai/Ridge Gourd in the batter and drop into the oil for frying.
Fry until it is golden brown. Fry Bajjis in medium-high flame.
Serve hot Bajjis. It can also be eaten along with mint chutney/tomato chutney or tomato sauce.
Batter should not be too watery. You can also fry Bajji as soon as the batter is prepared. I prefer to keep for about 20 mins so that Bajji will come out crispy. Chilli powder can be added as per individual taste.