Thursday, November 12, 2009

Valaikkai Bajji / Plantain bajji

It is a very tasty snack, prepared from unripe banana fruit called plantain, liked by everyone at all time. It is also called vazhaikkai bajji. Kela ka pakora and kele ka pakoda are the names in Hindi.

Ingredients:


  • Gram flour: 1 cup
  • Rice flour: 1/4 cup
  • Red chili powder: 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Cooking soda: 1 Pinch
  • Plantain (Raw banana): 1 or 2 according to size
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

  • Make a thick batter of gram flour, rice flour, turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt and cooking soda.
  • Peel the skin of raw bananas with the help of a knife and make thin slices lengthwise.
  • Dip the slices one by one in the gram flour batter and deep fry them in hot oil till the appearance of brown color.
  • Serve hot with or without chutney, pickle or thokku.