Friday, September 21, 2012

Plantain Fritters / Raw banana Fritters / Valakkai Bajji / வாழைக்காய் பஜ்ஜி

Plantain Fritters / Raw banana Fritters / Valakkai Bajji / வாழைக்காய் பஜ்ஜி

Ingredients :

  • Gram Flour ( Kadalai Maavu / Channa dhal flour ) - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - 2 tsp
  • Hing - 1 pinch
  • red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - for frying
  • Plantain / Valakkai / Raw banana - cut in to circles


In a mixing bowl , add the gram flour , rice flour , salt , hing , red chilli powder and mix .

Add some water and mix it to a dosa batter  ( Not too thick and not too watery )  consistency .

Cut the raw banana in circles and immerse them in water so that they don't turn brown in color .

Drop the cut banana  in to the batter and coat it well with the batter .

Heat oil in a shallow frying pan and drop the batter coated plantains in oil , and deep fry till they turn golden brown in color.

Serve hot with sauce or any chutney . Enjoy these fritters with a cup of chai .


  1. Excellent plantain bhaji. Crispy and crunchy. Nice tea-time snack.

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  2. All time fav Bajji...very inviting!!

  3. Hi preethi. this looks yummy snack.. i have never added rice flour but i guess it makes it more crispy

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  4. Too tempting!!!
    Prathima Rao
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  5. During my college days there were these guys who used to bring fried snacks for us. One of them was vazhakka baji. U have taken me back years my dear. Luved it

  6. Awesome perfectly made bajjis..Loved the clicks..very natural.