BAJJI-HEEREKAI BAJJI-RIDGE GOURD BAJJI

 

HEEREKAI/RIDGE GOURD BAJJI

HEEREKAI/RIDGE GOURD BAJJI

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.

Ingredients :

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

 

Method :

Peel the skin of Heerekai/Ridge Gourd.

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Make thin slices.

Steam cook for 3-4 mins. You can also keep in oven for about 30 seconds.

 

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In a bowl mix chana powder, chilli powder, salt to taste, cooking soda, rice powder.

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Add water and prepare batter. Keep for about 20 mins.

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Meanwhile keep oil for frying.

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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.

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Dip sliced Heerekai/Ridge Gourd in the batter and drop into the oil for frying.

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Fry until it is golden brown. Fry Bajjis in medium-high flame.

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Serve hot Bajjis. It can also be eaten along with mint chutney/tomato chutney or tomato sauce.

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Tips :

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.

Shyla Nagesh

http://brahmin.kitchen

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