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Vaamu Aaku Bajji

Ajwain Patta ke Pakode

Cherie
Vaamu Aaku Bajjilu Recipe (Ajwain leaves pakoda) is a perfect monsoon snack.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine andhra, Indian
Servings 3 people
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 20 Vaamu aakulu / Ajwain Patta / Carom leaves
  • 1 cup Chick pea flour/ Besan/ Senagapindi
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder 
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • Oil for deep frying

Instructions
 

  • Sort and pluck the bigger vaamu aakulu for bajji and wash these vaamu aakulu thoroughly to remove the dust.
  • Take a mixing bowl and add the ingredients one by one starting with besan.
  • Add baking soda, salt, red chilli powder and mix well with a spatula or a spoon or with your hands whichever is comfortable for you.
  • Slowly add water to this while mixing and make a thick batter. Mix thoroughly to avoid lumps.
  • Heat oil in a Kadai.
  • Dip the vaamu leaf in the batter so that the whole surface of the leaf is covered with batter.
  • Now slowly drop this into the hot oil and fry till golden brown and serve hot. Repeat the same with the rest of the leaves.

Notes

* The batter should neither be too thin nor too thick. A thin batter absorbs a lot of oil. A thick batter will not be either cooked properly or too thick and won't taste good. Maintaining the correct consistency of the batter for the best bajjilu is very important.
** The same ingredients with the same measurements can be used for potato, raw banana or onion bajjis.
*** Retain a portion of the stem while plucking the leaves for holding it while dropping it into the oil. This even gives the vaamu aaku bajji / Ajwain patta ke pakode an appealing look.
**** If you want the vaamu aaku bajji to be a little more crispy, you can add ¼ cup of rice flour to the batter. But, I prefer these bajjilu without rice flour.
Keyword Ajwain Patte, evening snack, healthy snack, pakode