Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Aratikaya bhajji - Plantain fritters

This is a South Indian style fried snack that is easy to make and quick to go with a hot cup of tea. Kids and adults will cherish this alike and is one of my family's favorite snack for a cold wintery evening.

2 plantains peeled and sliced thinly into desired shapes

For batter:
1 cup bengal gram flour
2 tbsp rice flour
1/2 tsp baking powder (optional)
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp red pepper powder
chopped curry leaves
salt to taste
water to make smooth batter

oil for deep frying

Mix the ingredients for batter in water into a smooth paste, adjust the salt and chilly as per desired taste.
Heat the oil for deep frying in a deep pan. dip the sliced plantains into batter and slowly drop them into hot oil. Fry until they change color and remove with a slotted spoon draining any excess oil. Let rest on paper towels for any extra oil to absorb. serve hot with ketchup or chutney of choice.



  1. Lovely fritters raje!!Superb ..loved the look..crisp n fried yum.:)Perfect for this weather!!

  2. Wow nice one to have in this cold weather... yummy...

  3. Nice and crispy.. Good way to have wadas

  4. Lovely snack for this winter...looks crispy and delicious

  5. looks so yummy....very nice clicks!

  6. Aha! the plaintain fritters r so tempting.I am coming over ,please keep some for me.You have an award waiting for u in my blog dear, please collect it.

  7. this looks great...god! i miss them so much..used to be a regular snack back home!

  8. Prefect fritters for this chilled weather..

  9. Thank you all for the lovely comments.
    KQ You are welcome anytime. Thanks for sharing the award with me dear!

  10. I have missed your delicious recipes like this one! Glad to see a new post! : )

  11. Thank you Trix! Nice to have you back too!

  12. Crispy and yummy fritters...

  13. Nice and crispy looking fritters. Just happened to browse and landed up here....am so glad i did...you have a wonderful blog. Will keep coming here for more such recipes .
    Happy blogging

  14. Wow, who cud' resist this bajji...you already made tea, huh...so will just self-invite myself to your home, he he:):)

  15. Plantain Fritters look very yummy those are my all time Fave!!!

  16. Olá, amiga!
    Voltei para rever seu cantinho e as novidades...
    Tudo aqui continua lindo e apetitoso...
    Bom fim de semana!
    Itabira - Brasil

  17. mouthwatering and yummy fritters..nice click..


    Joy Of Cooking

  18. You a lovely collection of recipe. Following you.

  19. Perfect tea-time snack...! I am all game for it anytime.. :)
    Its been a while since I visited your blog, sorry for not catching up with ur lovely posts.. Hope things are fine @ ur end...! :)

  20. plantain fritters look so delicious and mouth-watering!

  21. Oh my gosh those look amazing! I saved this recipe to try sometime. Thanks for sharing :)

  22. YUM! I love plantains and have never had them this way! Looks soooo good!

  23. I love plantain fritters .Looks very good .Do drop by

  24. wow! that's looking yummy!

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  25. Adore plantain fritters ... I could eat yours by the pile easily! Btw, thks for stopping by my blog and sending your best wishes for my new baby boy!

  26. hi raje,
    This is a easy and yummy evening snack.
    I remember Aritikaya(Plantation) bajjis.
    In tirumala Walkway, they sell these bajjis hot hot.
    This bajji with ulli kaaram makes excelent combi.
    Climbing and eating hot bajjis with ulli kaaram and seasoned mangoes are top favorite.
    Hot hot bajjis with chilled lemonede in hot sunny evening is superb.
    They peel them lengthwise instead of round slices.
    Yum yum.
    Nice simple post

  27. Thanks to you all for the nice comments. Nice ideas and combos for the bhajjis Animisha, I aggree it is a great fast food with any hot or sweet sauces and one can be creative with their choice and taste.

  28. The bhajjis look awesome, would love to taste a couple of them with my tea right now :-)


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