Heerekai bajji I Ridgegourd bajji recipe

Recipe Categories: Snacks
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Ridge gourd or heerekai bajji is very traditional and popular snack especially in South India. It is made with ridge gourd, gram flour and spices and deep fried.  A perfect tea time snack during monsoons.  Ridge gourd bajji is best served with tomato sauce or coconut chutney. 

Preparation time – 10 min

Cooking time – 8 min

Serves – 4

Ingredients –

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Ridge gourd – 1 medium (thinly sliced)

Gram flour – 1 cup

Rice flour – 3 tsp

Chilly powder – 2 tsp

Ajwain or cumin – 1/2 tsp

Cooking soda – 1 pinch

Oil for deep frying

Salt

Method –

Peel the ridge gourd and chop them into thin round slices and keep ready.

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Add gram flour, rice flour, chilly powder, salt, cooking soda in a bowl mix well

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Add water to make a batter. The batter should not be too thin or too thick but of medium consistency.

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Heat oil (for deep frying) in a pan, when it is hot add 2 tsp of hot oil to the prepared batter and mix well.

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Take each ridge gourd piece and dip it in the batter and gently slide into the oil.

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Deep fry on both the sides till golden brown.

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Put the bajji ‘s in an absorbent towel to drain the excess.

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Enjoy hot bajji ‘s with coconut chutney or tomato sauce.

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