Mar 30, 2013

Balekai Bajji | Valakkai Bajji | Raw Banana Fritters

Raw banana deep fried with chickpea batter. Its a perfect snack on a bright evening served with a cup of tea. 


1 Raw Banana (plantain)
1 cup Chickpea flour
1/2 tsp Rice Flour (optional)
1/2 tsp Red chili powder
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
1/2 cup water
Oil for deep frying


  • Slice raw banana into square/rectangle shapes

  • For the Batter - using a mixing bowl, mix chickpea flour, rice flour, red chili powder, asafoetida and salt. Mix well. Add water and whisk all ingredients well.

  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom vessel. Dip slices of raw banana in the batter. Coat batter on both sides and gently add it into oil

  • Fry on both sides until it turns to golden brown
  • Serve hot with ketchup or chutney

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