Potato bajji /aloo bajji /alugedde bajji is the most popular snack and tasty bajji variety. A quick and easy snack that can be made with simple ingredients like potato, gram flour, and spices, a crispy and tasty snack for lunch or dinner, or to munch as a tea time snack.
Potato – 2 no’s
Oil to deep fry
To make the batter –
Gram flour – 1/2 cup
Rice flour – 1 tbs
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida – 2 pinches powdered
Cumin or ajwain – 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Cooking soda – 1 pinch
Hot oil – 2 tsp
Rinse potato, peel it and slice it into thin slices, immerse in water until used.
Add sieved gram flour and rice flour in a bowl, add cumin, chili powder, turmeric, salt to taste, asafoetida, a pinch of cooking soda, toss it well
Prepare a batter that is not too thick or not too thin so that of dosa batter consistency, as there are no lumps,
Heat oil in a Kadai to deep fry.
Drain the water in the potatoes completely.
While oil is hot, add 2 tsp of hot oil to the batter, mix properly with a spoon.
Dip each potato slice in the batter so it coated evenly, drop it to the hot oil, adjust the flame to medium, (not to fry on a high flame) so that the bajji should cook to a golden brown and crispy on a medium flame.
When it turns to golden and crispy, remove it with a colander, transfer it on kitchen tissue, to absorb excess oil,
Repeat the same for the rest in one or two batches, stir the batter with a spoon before coating the potato slices in the batter in between.
Serve Hot Potato Bajji’s with coconut chutney.
Enjoy as a tea time snack with a cup of hot tea/coffee.