Sometimes simple is best. Instead of complicating things if we speak out the truth life would be so much easier. For 2nd day of blogging marathon I am bringing this simple no fuss easy bajji recipe which is native to all Indian households. A very common yet one of the most favourite recipe of everyone.
Here is presenting Spinach Leaf Bajji (Fritter) with Eggplant Gossu.
A Bajji is again a savoury crispy crunchy fritter which is enjoyed mostly at tea time. Thundering rains, steaming tea and hot bajjiyas a match made in heaven.
Today I have used whole spinach leaves to make these, however you can use almost any kind of vegetable to make these.
Here is what you will need to make these:
For 4-5 spinach leaves.
- 4 spinach leaves
- 6 tbsp besan/chickpea flour
- 2 tsp rice flour
- 1/2 tsp red chilli powder (increase/decrease as per taste)
- 1/4 tsp hing
- pinch of cooking soda
- salt to taste
- water (to make a batter)
For Eggplant Gossu:
- 1 medium size eggplant
- 1 cup tamarind pulp extract
- 2 tsp cooking oil
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/2 tsp channa dal
- 3 green chillies finely chopped
- few curry leaves
- Chop the stems from spinach and use just the leaf.
- Mix all other ingredients in a bowl. Add water just enough to make a runny batter with a consistency like dosa batter.
- Now take the spinach leaf; dip it into the batter and deep fry them in hot oil over medium heat until nice golden brown from both sides.
Enjoy hot with chutney of your choice. Today I have made Eggplant Gossu.
For Eggplant Gossu:
- Roast the eggplant directly over the flame until it gets blackened at places from all sides. Dip it into water. Remove the skin. Place it into a separate bowl and then smash it well using the back of a spoon.
- Heat oil in a wok. Once hot add the mustard seeds, once crackled add channa dal, green chillies and curry leaves. Once channa dal changes colour add in the tamarind extract and the smashed eggplant.
- Mix everything well, close and cook till everything comes together to a thick chutney like stage. Stir in between if need be.
This rainy season enjoy varieties of bajji with your friends and family.