Author's note

Hello guys!!! I know who ever is visiting this blog here, has come here, after searching for some Bhaji varieties all over the internet. I was one such person myself. One fine rainy afternoon, I was happily seated in my couch, watching a cricket match, happening in some other sunny side of the world.

Suddenly I had the urge to eat some Bhajis. Both my mother and grandmother were out, they were the Bhaji experts and since they were out, I had to find some other source for my Bhajis. As said before, it was raining outside and so I could not go out to get some. With no way of getting some Bhajis made me yearn for it even more. Human nature I guess.

I had no idea how to make Bhajis myself. I went into the kitchen and found some veggies, oil, flour and so on. But I did not have a clue where to start and what to do. So I went through some cooking books at home, some websites online and some youtube videos.

I did learn a lot, but it took me a while, searching. All the searching made me loose my urge to eat anymore.
After having gone through such a terrible ordeal myself (Yeah the moment where one can't make and eat what one wants can be a very terrible ordeal, especially, all the searching made one miss the cricket match) I did not want anyone else to go through something similar.

Therefore I collected Bhaji recipes from different cook books, different sites and put them all together under one blog. So take your time, read all the pages on the top and the few posts at the home page and start making some Bhajis, whenever you want.

I am a vegetarian myself, but I did collect information on some non vegetarian Bhaji varieties as well. So check them out. Also add some more recipes and info you know about in the comment section so that others can read it and make them. Post me links if you find any recipes that is not in this blog and you feel is good enough to be added here.

And one important matter. Since all the contents of this blog are information collected from different books and sites, I don't have any rights on any of them. I just brought all the recipes together under one blog. So read them all, make them and enjoy them. Good Luck

Pudina Bhaji

Things needed:

1. Baking soda 1\4 teaspoon

2. A handful of pudina leaves (mint) and coriander leaves

3. Green chillies 4

4. Rice flour  1 cup

5. Salt 1 teaspoon

6. Potato/Onion/ any other vegetable

7. Channa dal flour  2 cups

8. Oil 

How to make:
1. Cut the vegetables (whatever chosen) into thin slices, preferably circular.

2. Mix the channa dal flour and rice flour, baking powder and salt

3. Add water to the mixture so as to make a paste similar to idli batter and keep aside.

4. Grind pudhina (mint) and coriander leaves, and the green chillies and mix it well with the already mixed ingredients.

5. Heat oil in a frying pan.

6. Take each vegetable piece and dip each of them one by one in the above prepared flour mixture and drop into the oil pan and deep fry until it turns brown.  It will be greenish brown in colour because of the mint and coriander leaves paste added to it.

7. Lower the flame now and then, to avoid smoke. Only then the bajjis will be crispy.

8. Serve hot with chutney.

9. Cauliflour, capsicum cut into medium slices can also be dipped in the flour mixture to make bajjis.

Prawn Bhaji

 Things needed:

1. Red chili powder 2 tsp
2. Prawn 250 gms

3. Garam Masala 1 tsp
4. Oil
5. Gram Flour 1 cup
6. Salt

How to make:

1. Cook prawn and grind it.
2. Mix Gram flour with red chily powder, garam masala, salt and Grinded prawn.

3. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry a laddle full of batter till golden brown.

4. Serve hot with sauce

Coriander Bhaji

One of the more spicier variety of Bhaji.

Things you'll need:

1. 2 cups Gram Flour (Besan)
2. 11/2 tsp Chilly Powder
3. 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
4. Salt
5. Water
6. Curry Leaves
7. Coriander Leaves
8. Oil for frying

How to do:

1. Pour water to the besan to form a thick batter.
2. Add chilly powder, cumin powder and salt
3. Chop the curry leaves and coriander leaves
4. Add them to the batter
5. Heat oil in a kadai.
6. Drop the batter into the oil, when hot, in the form of small strings.
7. I stuffed the batter into a ziploc bag and cut the end to squeeze out the batter in thin strings.
8. It is complete, enjoy some hot coriander bhaji