Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kathirikkai Baji / Aubergine (Eggplant) Fritters

Baji is one of the famous deep fried snacks in Tamil Nadu. Actually when we by this in shop we use to place this baji in between paper and squeeze the excess oil, I remember a comedy related to this. We can use different vegetable for this plantain, chili and onion are most famous for this type of Baji’s, and this will be a quick snack if we are having a craving for deep fried foods. Last week, same thing happened for me due to this weather, and ended up with this crispy eggplant baji, this is the first time I tried with eggplant.


Chinese eggplant
Besan flour (Kadalai Mavu)
1 cup
Rice flour
2 -3 Tbsp
Chili powder
2 tsp
Baking soda
a pinch
as per taste
for deep fry



  1. Heat oil for deep fry, sieve both flour together, add salt chili powder and mix well. Add water little by little and mix well consistency should be like idli batter.
  2. Finally add backing soda and mix well, cut the egg plant to small disc, dip in batter and fry in hot oil until golden brown.
  3. Serve hot with any chutney.
  • Cut the egg plant just before you dip in the batter or else it will turn brown.
  • Instead of baking soda and rice flour you can add dosa batter 2 Tbsp.
  • If your batter is watery it will take lot of oil.


Preeti Garg said...

Wow.. Looks wonderful and thanks for linking with Kid's delight event

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Never tried Bhajji using Brinjal... Bookmarked !!