How to make crispy, golden bhajia

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Tasty Kenyan potato bhajia

Recipe for making potato bhajia in Kenya

Cuisine

Kenyan

Recipe Category

Appetizer

Cooking Method

Frying

Nutritional Summary

Fat: 19.4g, Carbs: 32.34g, Protein: 6.07g

There are 314 calories in 1 serving of Potato Onion Bhajia

Calorie breakdown: 51% fat, 41% carbs, 8% protein.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb potato(500 g)
  • 3 ¼ cups chickpea flour(300 g)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 green chilies, chopped and deseeded
  • ½ cup fresh coriander(20 g), chopped
  • 2 cups water(500 mL)

Recipe Instructions

  1. Peel and chop the potatoes very finely.
  2. Place in a bowl, cover with cold water, and leave until ready to fry.
  3. To make the batter, mix the chickpea flour, turmeric, chili powder, pepper, salt bicarbonate of soda, chilies, and coriander.
  4. Gradually add the water while whisking to form a smooth batter.
  5. Heat a pot of oil to 320°F (160˚C.)
  6. Drain the potato slices and dip in the batter.
  7. Fry in vegetable oil until golden brown (around 3-4 minutes).
  8. Serve with spicy ketchup.
  9. Enjoy!

Recipe Yield

Six Servings

About Bhajia

Bhajia originated from the Kenyan Coast and is a popular food there. It is commonly sold in the streets of the coastal areas. However its popularity has spread all over Kenya since hotels have now taken up the dish and are selling it.

Except potato, bhajia can also be made with spinach, onion and vegetables.

Tips for making successful bhajia

try adding diced onions, garlic and ginger to the batter for more flavour and aroma

Rating

I rate the bhajia 3 out of 4

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