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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Vankaya Bajji/ Eggplant bajji - Street Food from Andhra

Vankaya Bajji is a street foods that is commonly found in Andhra, the bajji's are made fresh on the little stand.
This blogging marathon is bringing back memories from back home.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 3-4 minutes per batch 
Serves: 2-3

Indian Brinjal/Eggplant: 1 large cut into circles

To make the Batter:
Besan/Senagapindi: 1 cup
Rice Flour/Biyyappindi: 1/4 cup
Red chili powder: 2 teaspoon 
Baking soda: 1/2 teaspoon 
Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon 
Salt to taste 
Water: 3/4 cup 


Take a large bowl of water with salt, cut the eggplant and put the pieces in the water so there is no discoloration and taste change.

Mix all ingredients listed under for batter to make your batter.

Heat oil for deep frying, dip the eggplant pieces into the batter and drop them into the oil. Fry them on both sides till they turn golden brown for about 3-4 minutes.

Serve hot with onions and lemon wedges.

Sending this recipe to blogging marathon #62 week 2, day 2.

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  1. A nice way to make kids eat something they hate to eat otherwise :)

  2. I love bajjis of all kinds. But then, who doesn't!?!

  3. Can munch this bajjis without any it.

  4. I never seen these bajjis at the street vendors. It is possible I only wanted to see mirchi bajji and was blinded to other bajjis sold by the street vendor.

  5. Love these bajjis. err precisely all eggplant dishes are favorite. Perfect tea time snack

  6. Like Usha said, I don't remember seeing vankaya bajji in Hyd but may be I was always looking for mirchi bajji :-) Your vankaya bajjis look soooooo delicious.

  7. Eggplant bajji looks delicious.I love all kind of bajjis.

  8. I love any bajji, but eggplant is one of my favorite.

  9. My Favourite Bajji..Taste yum with cup of chai:)

  10. Nice trick to camouflage the unwanted (for some) brinjal. I like the bajjis.