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I love bhajias, a whole lot. Especially the ones from Slush and some café at Diamond Plaza. Both these places make such lovely bhajias just the right amount of crunchy and their chutneys make the bhajias heavenly. For many years I always made bhajia the same way, make a thick batter using the flours and water then coating the potatoes and frying. When I saw this method on Chachi’s Kitchen (She’s a Ugandan food blogger) I just had to try it and it was fantastic, you do not make a paste but let the potatoes ooze out their own water. Hope you like it. HAPPY COOKING!!

here is the process in pictures. Full recipe is below.

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Slice your potatoes as thin as possible, use a mandolin slice if you have one

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Mix the potatoes, with garlic, ginger, chillies, coriander, onions.

 

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Add salt, sugar mix and leave for 1/2 hour to release the water.

 

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Add the flour and sodium bicarbonate mix well. and leave to stand for 10 minutes

 

Maru Bhajia (Potato Bhajia)

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  1. 1 kg potatoes, sliced, I used a mandolin slice, but one (here: http://africankaya.com/product/3-in-one-mandolin-slice/)
  2. 1 cup chickpea flour
  3. 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  4. salt to taste (I used 1 teaspoon)
  5. 1 onion; sliced finely
  6. 3-4 mild green chillies; sliced length way (you can use more or less depending on your taste)
  7. 3 teaspoons garlic / ginger paste
  8. 6 tablespoons chopped coriander
  9. 2 ½ teaspoons turmeric
  10. 1 ½ teaspoons sugar
  11. 1/4 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate
  12. Oil for deep frying

Instructions

Mix the potatoes, with garlic, ginger, chillies, coriander, onions.

Add salt, sugar mix and leave for 1/2 hour to release the water.

Add the flour and sodium bicarbonate mix well then leave to stand for 10 minutes

Fry potatoes in hot oil

http://africankaya.com/maru-bhajia-potato-bhajia-2/

Written by Wangeci Wandere cici
  • delishfoodie

    Looks good! 🙂

    • CiciFoodie

      Thanx!!

  • rogopaula

    Haven’t had bhajias in years! Can’t wait to try this!

    • CiciFoodie

      HAPPY COOKING!!!! do let me know how you go 🙂