Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Sweet Potato(Genasu) Bajji / Bajji batter

I wanted to post something special for New Year. I thought so long and hard as to what to post, by the time Sankranthi was here :) 
Sankranthi came and went, but I am still thinking. Frustrated, I opened my laptop today and decided to post something and just be done with it :) 

Thankfully I found Genasu bajji(which I had completely forgotten), which I recently learnt from my mom. 

This is my mom’s trademark recipe. Unlike other bajjis, here you add freshly ground masala, which gives a very unique taste. I’m glad to share this special recipe with you’ll today. 

Happy New Year! Happy Sankranthi!! 

Rice flour -  4 portions
Maida - 2 portions

Onion - 1/2 medium sized - very finely chopped
Coriander leaves - finely chopped
Curry leaves - finely chopped

Oil for frying

for the masala(approx)
Dhaniya/Coriander seeds - 1 and 1/2 tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Methi(fenugreek) seeds - 1/2 tsp
Red chillies - according to taste - around 2 to 3 for medium spicy

Grind 'for the masala' ingredients in a mixie to a fine powder or even grind to a paste by adding water.
In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients, including ground mixture. Mix well. The batter should be thick, in dosa batter consistency. 

Pick any vegetable(which can be used in bajji) - see notes. Cut into thin slices. 

Heat oil in a frying pan. When it’s hot, dip the cut slice in the batter, making sure it is coated thoroughly, and deep fry until it is done.  


Recipe Source - Shrimathi Vasudeva(amma)

Notes - 

  • Some of the vegetables that can be used - Potato, Suvarnagadde(Elephant yam), Genasu(Sweet Potato), Seemebadnekayi(Chayote), Onion, Heerekayi(Ridge gourd) etc.


  1. Try adding a little homa (ajwain) if your family likes it. I think it will add to the taste. awesome recipe Sushma !!

    1. Thanks Jayanthi!! glad to see you here :)

      I like ajwain in regular pakodas, but this particular recipe is more native to Kota(Udupi) region. I'm not sure how it's going to blend. I'll try for sure..