Raw Plantain(Banana) Fritters Hara Kela - Vaazhakkai - Aratikaaya - Baalekaayi Bhajji

A perfect evening snack on a cold and a rainy day.

Raw Banana - 2
Besan/ chick pea flour - 1 cup
Rice Flour - 1 1/2 tbsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tbsp
Roasted cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Hing/ Asafoetida - 2 - 3 pinch
Salt as needed
Oil for deep frying

Mix besan, rice flour, salt, asafoetida, chilli powder and cumin powder. It is opitonal to use cumin powder, but it gives out a good taste.

Peel the bananas and slice with a slicer into thin long slices. Use the small bananas that we get or if using the big long ones, then can cut them into half. If slicer is not available, then try to cut with a knife as thin as possible. ( If making in large quantities, then can immerse them in cold water to avoid discoloring).

Heat oil for deep frying. Mix the flour with water to a dropping consistnecy( do not make it very water). Add water little by little and add more only if needed. Avoid any lumps and press to remove them. Dip the banana slices one by one in the batter and immerse well to coat both sides. Drop them in oil and repeat the procedure. Do not over crowd the bhajjis for frying. Fry both sides until golden color and nice crisp. Remove and press out with a paper napkin to drain excess oil if needed. Serve with tomato ketchup or coconut chutney and enjoy.

Sending this to Radhika's Deep Fried Snacks Event .

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19 comments/Reactions:

Unknown said...

only y'day evening I asking if I should make this ...Looks sooo good and yummy!!

Shanavi said...

Love this bajji dear..Here it's snowing..feel like munching something hot..This would help ..

aipi said...

Very tempting!
Congrats on your awards :)

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Torviewtoronto said...

delicious spicy snack

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very tempting fritters. Nice clicks .

Have a great weekend.

Hamaree Rasoi

Unknown said...

Crispy and delicious fritters..Loved all the pics..

Archana said...

Absolutely lovely fitters! Lovely pics!

Prema said...

hi Padma,

This is my all time fav,fantastic!

Anonymous said...

very tasty bajji sister

Raks said...

The all time classic snack,baaji means vazhakkai bajji :) Looks perfect!

Unknown said...

wow, love these fritters dear.

Priya Suresh said...

My fav bajji love with coconut chutney...congrats on ur awards Padma..

Anonymous said...

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Abhilash Pillai said...

aah! that's a good one... I also like having it during the rainy season. When I started frying things in the kitchen, most of it were either burnt or never came out well. It was hard to learn how to fry... At last there was no climax in the story and it ended well with me being better in frying.

Panchpakwan said...

Looks so tempting..could you pass the whole plate pls as its so cold here..

Shama Nagarajan said...

tempting to have it right now...looks perfect

Santosh Bangar said...

tempting snak for evening

Akila said...

simply superb...
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KrithisKitchen said...

Vaazhaikkai bhajji looks so very perfect... missing good old rainy days in India..

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