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Potato Bajji: delicious South Indian Snack recipe

Updated on April 25, 2015

Potato bajji is a popular delicious snack recipe in India, especially in south India. Learn how to make potato bajji by following this recipe. Bajji can be made with potato, onion or bell peppers to suit the taste of your guests. It is spicy and is a delicious evening snack and serves as a great appetizer for any party. You can serve bajji with coriander chutney or tomato sauce or any other hot sauce. Sambar and Coconut chutney are great too.

Potato Bajji

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Delicious Potato Bell pepper bajji picture

Recipe for Potato Bajji


  • Besan flour(chickpea flour)- 1 cup
  • Rice flour- 2 tablespoon
  • Bicarbonate of soda- 1/2 teaspoon
  • kesari powder- a pinch
  • Chilli powder- 2 teaspoon
  • Ginger garlic paste- 1 teaspoon
  • Water- 1/2 cup
  • Potato- 2 thinly sliced
  • Salt- as required
  • oil- for deep frying

How to make potato bajji:

1. Sift the besan flour, rice flour, bicorbonate of soda, chilli powder, ginger garlic paste and kesari powder into a bowl.

Tip: If you think it is too much work to prepare your own flour, just buy the instant flour mix from any Indian grocery store or from Amazon.

2. Add water to make a smooth creamy batter, adding a little more water if necessary.

3. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and dip the potato into the batter, one at a time.

4. when it turns light brown, turn over and fry another side.

5. Serve the potato bajji or the other variations hot with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup or tamarind sauce or coriander chutney or any of your favorite dip.

Tip: You can also substitute sliced onion, brinjal(eggplant), paneer, egg, cauliflower or capsicum (bell pepper).

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      kk 5 years ago

      bicarbonate of soda is 1/2 tabspoon...i think you have not noticed that properly..may be cause of this your recipe was spoiled

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      SHONE1987 5 years ago from THRISSUR

      very tasty food,nice hub

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      yyyyy 5 years ago

      i don't think we have to add bicarbonate of soda of was sick ...spoiled my receipe

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      gruyere cheese 6 years ago

      Yummy food

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      Nepali Food 6 years ago

      Very helpful information, its my lucky day i found the recipe for snacks, I love souh Indian food.I think i will like this recipe as well. Hope to find such helpful information in future as well.

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      Ashok 8 years ago

      It came very nice. Thanks for your posting of such articles. It really helps NRIs...

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      XXX 8 years ago