Vegetable Fritters

Bajji are delicious south Indian vegetable fritters prepared by deep frying vegetable slices after coating them in chickpea (Bengal gram) flour batter. People with sensitive stomach used to avoid taking these fritters as gram flour causes flatulence & indigestion. So here is the recipe to make easily digestible gut-friendly bajji.

IMG_1268.JPGI have added powdered ajwain or omam seeds that is used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat stomach ache, indigestion, gastritis & flatulence. You may replace ajwain seeds with oma water/ ajwain water (1 tbsp). Also I have used easily digestible fermented batter instead of baking soda to make them fluffy & used ghee for its aroma. You may use any of the following vegetables for making bajji.


Yields : 14 bajji & a bowl of of thool bajji


  1. Vegetables of your choice
  2. Gram flour (chickpea flour or kadalai maavu) – 1 cup
  3. Rice flour – ¼ cup
  4. Fermented idli/ dosa batter – ¼ cup
  5. Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp
  6. Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  7. Ajwain (carom seeds or omam) –  ½ tsp or oma water – 1 tbsp
  8. Ghee –  ½ tsp (optional)
  9. Salt – 1 tsp
  10. Water for making batter- 1 cup
  11. Oil for deep frying


Batter making : First we need to dry roast ajwain & powder them using mortar & pestle. Then we can mix all the ingredients as shown below:


Bajji making: You can check the photos below to find out how these fritters are made.

Milaga Bajji:

chilliBanana Bajji:

bananaCapsicum Bajji:

capsiEggplant Bajji:

brinjOnion Bajji:

oninPotato Bajji:

pttoCauliflower Bajji: Cauliflower florets should be cleaned well & blanched before frying them.

cflrThool Bajji: With left-over batter we used to make thool bajji with roughly chopped vegetable(s).


You can treat your family with these stomach-friendly bajji with coconut chutney.




71 Comments Add yours

  1. It’s very interesting that Sicilians also fry vegetables in batter. You can google ‘cardi fritti’. I’d love to try yours!

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks so much ! I would also love to try Sicilian version !!

  2. These look so perfect!

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks !

  3. My all time favourite.. Whenever I go to my moms place, I ask her to make. till now I have not achieved my moms taste in Bhajji

    1. Megala says:

      Mother’s recipes are always the best ! 🙂

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks ! 🙂

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