Though I have not actually tasted the ones made there, they sure tempt you so much. Amma always used to make these, when she makes the onion bajjis. This is so common in Madras, that I was quite surprised when my Sil said they never made these. So I made these for her, when I visited them. It gets done so fast that it doesn’t require much preparation.
Just the dish for Bachelors, who can get this done on their own.
Plantain / Banana – 1
Gram Flour / Besan – 1 cup
Salt to taste
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Ajwain / Carom seeds -1/2 tsp (opt)
Oil for deep frying
Ready made Bajji mix is also available in stores, you can just buy those and get this done in a jiffy!
Trim the ends, peel the outer skin. You can either cut these into long strips or circles. Once done, soak them in water, to prevent it from turning black.
Mix the batter in a bowl. Heat a Kadai with Oil, once its hot, take a banana piece, shake well to drain the water, dip in the besan and gently drop into the hot oil.
Cook on both sides and once it turns golden colour, remove to a kitchen towel.
Serve with Coconut Chutney!