Bajji or Bhaji or Bhajji is unique spicy Indian snack similar to the pakora or fritters made with several variants. It is a very popular tea time snack or often eaten during monsoon season. Bajjis are popular street food snack especially available in dhabas on highways. They are eaten generally with a piping hot cup of coffee or tea. A basic recipe of consists of chopped onions, flours like gram flour and rice flour, spices and herbs, all mixed together with little water and deep fried until golden in color. There are myriad variants of bajjis that is made with chillies, potatoes, eggplant, plantain, egg, etc.
Fritter is a name applied to a wide variety of fried foods, usually consisting of a portion of batter or breading which has been filled with bits of vegetable, meat, seafood, fruit, or other ingredients. One can make either savoury or sweet fritters. The savoury fritters are often eaten during snack or tea-time and breakfast at times.
Fritters are extremely popular roadside snacks available all over South Asia which are commonly known as Pakora/ Pakoda or Bhajji or bajji in local parlance. Fritters are exclusively dough or batter based food stuffs. A vegetable dipped and fried in a light crispy batter and served as common accompaniment to meals makes a filling meal when you crave for a yum snack to eat.
Serve hot with any sauce of your choice. Fresh homemade Goli bajji is an excellent way to treat your palate on any rainy day.
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