Priya put freshly picked zucchinis from her garden to work to make these delicious bajjis or fritters.
By Priya Mahadevan
Fufu Flour Bajjis (Fritters)
When I first saw this at the Indian grocery store, i was intrigued by it - Flour made with Plantain? apparently used a lot in African countries like Ethiopia. The recommended use for it is to make pancakes, but it was afternoon when I pulled it out of my pantry to read those instructions- and was not waiting until the morning to try it. I put freshly picked zucchinis from my garden to work to make these delicious bajjis or fritters.
Author: Priya Mahadevan
Recipe Type: Appetizer, Snack
- 1 cup Fufu Flour
- ¼ rice flour
- ¼ cup besan
- 2 tsp chili powder (I used sambar powder)
- a pinch of asafetida
- Salt to taste
- about ¾ cup of water to mix into a fluid batter
- oil to fry
- 2 medium sized zucchinis
- Cut the zucchinis into ¼ inch rounds
- put fresh oil in a deep pan and heat
- mix the ingredients to make the batter
- Ensure the oil is hot enough by dripping a little batter into it - If the batter pops up to the surface quickly, it is ready
- Dip the zucchinis in the batter making sure it is fully coated on all sides.
- Repeat the process until the pan is full but not over-crowded
- cook until the batter is golden brown
- Remove from oil, draining them completely with a ladle that has holes in it.
- Place on a dish lined with paper towel.
- Serve hot with ketchup or by itself
Fufu flour tends to soak up the oil, so draining them when you remove them from the oil is important to have a crisp and non-soggy snack