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Methi Bajji

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Yesterday, i made this methi bajji as our evening snack.. Even though this snack is deep fried, it falls under healthy food. As, methi is bitter in taste, it helps to clean the digestive system..It is also a good source of  minerals like potassium, calcium, and iron. Fresh leaves comprises 3 to 5 % of protein. 
Instead of consuming methi with dal or as a curry, try this methi bajji. Methi bajji will be a gr8 substitute for deep fried snacks n its healthy too. 
Methi: 1cup-fresh-tightly packed or 1 cup frozen
Gram flour: 11/2 cup
Rice flour: 1 tbsp
Coriander seeds: 1 tsp, make it into rough coarse powder
Ajwain/Carom seeds: 1/2 tsp, powdered
Cumin seeds: 1tsp
Green Chili: 2-3, finely chopped
Red chili Powder: 1tsp
Coriander n cumin powder: 1 tsp
Salt: To taste
Oil: to fry.

1) In a bowl, mix all the ingredients except oil with water adding little by little. Make it into a thick batter, like dosa batter. U should be able to drop round balls into oil... Dont make it either too thick or to watery.
2) Heat oil at medium heat. Drop small dumplings of batter into hot oil. Fry until golden brown. With a slotted spoon drain oil n place them on paper towels.
Enjoy methi bajji with chili or tomato sauce

These is going to be a part of  For the Health Nut Challenge 4 : Bitter Better Health of  Health Nut


kitchen queen February 25, 2010 at 8:57 PM  

lovely and healthy bajjis.Methi

Priya February 26, 2010 at 12:12 AM  

Crispy bajji looks yummy!!!feel like having few now..

Rachana Kothari February 26, 2010 at 1:48 AM  

Methi bhajjis is what I need right now in this cold weather:) looks really tempting and yummy!

Deepa G Joshi February 26, 2010 at 1:51 AM  

methi bhaji looks so tasty and crunchy..great with tea..

Shama Nagarajan February 26, 2010 at 3:16 AM  

delicious bhaji..nice click

Asha February 26, 2010 at 4:55 AM  

YUMMY snack. Love the addition of Methi. Great entry.

Priya Ajay February 26, 2010 at 6:32 AM  

nice balls silpa....good variety of a snack

Swapna Sree February 26, 2010 at 9:18 AM  

methi bajji looks so crispy and yummy...

Nithu Bala February 26, 2010 at 9:26 AM  

Delicious Bhajji..loved the picture..

Parita February 28, 2010 at 11:34 PM  

We too make these and are called Methi Na Gota in gujarati, love it with sweet tamarind chutney!

Jyoti V March 1, 2010 at 9:59 AM  

Looks so perfect..lovely bhajji

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